Media mentions

2021

June 15, 2021 | Bloomberg highlights our recent Climate Impact Pledge results. "LGIM will sell holdings in four companies including U.S insurer American International Group Inc. after deeming they’re making insufficient progress on addressing climate change risks."

June 15, 2021 | Insurance Business America highlights our promise to offload holdings in corporations that are said to be lagging behind when it comes to climate action. Among them, as per LGIM’s minimum standards, is insurer American International Group (AIG).  

June 10, 2021 | PlanSponsor - featured our June Pension Soltuions' Monitor where we estimated that pension funding ratios increased approximately 0.3% throughout May, primarily due to strong equity performance. 

June 4, 2021 | Pensions & Investments published the results of their 2020 largest money managers survey, and we’re proud to be ranked sixth in total worldwide institutional assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020.

June 2, 2021 | Pensions & Investments featured our May Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we estimated that the funding ratio of an average corporate pension plan increased by 0.3 percentage points to 91.4% in May, primarily due to strong equity performance.

May 30, 2021 | Pensions & Investments - Ciaran Carr, Head of Solutions Strategy, said in an interview that despite the challenges of active management in the current low-return environment, pension fund clients have accelerated their derisking efforts.

May 10, 2021 | PlanSponsor - featured our April Pension Soltuions' Monitor where we estimated that pension funding ratios increased approximately 0.4 percentage points throughout the month, with the strong equity performance being offset by lower discount rates.

April 26, 2021 | GreenBiz -  John Hoepnner was featured in the article Data on demand: 9 ESG trends from GreenFin 21. John shared his thoughts on why stakeholders are ditching traditional ESG scores for in-house alternatives.

April 19, 2021 | Pensions & Investments - John Hoeppner is featured in the Move to link exec pay to ESG integration growing article. "The only way to change that is if our peers are also convinced it is as big an issue as we do," said John.

April 12, 2021 | Indianapolis Business Journal - John Hoeppner was featured in their article titled: Public companies using SEC filings to talk up diversity, but few sharing data. "Companies disclosing numbers are doing so voluntarily, and the reports lack uniformity that would allow apples-to-apples comparisons between firms," said John.

April 6, 2021 | Politico - John Hoeppner was featured in two Politico articles: White man’s world at the top and Shareholders target ‘white man’s world’ with record demands for diversity data

April 5, 2021 | Pensions & Investments - Chris Wroblewski, Solutions Strategist, discussed funding ratios with P&I. He attributed the quarterly increase in funding ratios "to higher discount rates leading to lower liability values paired with strong global equity performance."

April 1, 2021 | ImpactAlpha - John Hoeppner discusses Exxon and ESG scoring. “Even if we don’t divest every dollar, the message is being sent to companies that are lagging” through LGIM’s “engagement with consequences” approach," said John. 

March 1, 2021 | The Wall Street Journal - John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, discussed LGIM America's views on gender and human capital.

Febraury  19, 2021 | Crain's Chicago - John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, was featured in Crain's Chicago Business February Forum. 

February 1, 2021 | Pensions & Investments featured LGIM America's appointment of Rob Capon as Head of Defined Contribution (DC).

January 13, 2021 | Pensions & Investments featured our latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we estimated US Treasury rates decreased by 5 basis points, while credit spreads tightened by 22 basis points, resulting in the average discount rate decreasing by 27 basis points.

January 11, 2021 | PLANSPONSOR featured our January Pension Soltuions' Monitor. In the article, we estimate that pension funding ratios increased approximately 2.3 percentage points throughout December, with the impact primarily due to the strong equity performance outpacing plan liabilities.

January 5, 2021 | Pensions & Investments featured our latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we estimated US Treasury rates rose by 7 basis points while credit spreads tightened by 6 basis points, resulting in the average discount rate increasing by 1 basis point.

2020

December 21, 2020 | IFR - Jason Shoup was featured in an article discussing how US high-grade spreads have the potential to ratchet in to historic tights next year if the economy is able to rebound from the pandemic.

December 14, 2020 | Barron's - John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, discussed how the harmonization of data will improve broad market resilience, raise the playing field and long-term durable sustainable business.

December 4, 2020 | Pensions & Investments featured LGIMA's latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we found the funding ratio of a typical corporate pension plan rose by 2.4 percentage points in November.

December 1, 2020 | Barron's - John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, discusses Nasdaq’s new proposed listing rules requiring more corporate board diversity.

November 19, 2020 | The Hedge Fund Law Report - Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and Kristina St. Charles, Deputy General Counsel, discussed the challenges in-house counsels face with regards to side letter management.

November 11, 2020 | Bloomberg - John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, discusses the first actions President-elect Biden should take to fight climate change.

October 26, 2020 | Modern Counsel - Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, was featured in Modern Counsel. Emma and her long-time friends discuss the strong and abiding friendship that has carried them from law school to their early careers at a prestigious law firm, and ultimately to prominent leadership positions.

September 28, 2020 | Crain's Chicago Business featured LGIMA’s Kristina St. Charles, Deputy General Counsel, in its latest People on the Move publication.

September 2, 2020 | Pensions & Investments featured LGIMA's latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we found the funding ratio of a typical corporate pension plan dipped slightly to 73.4% in April.

August 20, 2020 | Morningstar  Following the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule proposal intended to clearly define the role of plan fiduciaries and in turn, limit ESG investing options, Morningstar shares LGIMA's strong belief "that the EBSA should make ESG considerations a bedrock of fiduciary duty rather than discourage the practice.” 

July 20, 2020 | Negocios Now’s 2020 Who’s Who Featured Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, for the third consecutive year.

July 16, 2020 | Edelman's ESG Post-Covid webinar welcomed LGIMA's John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments and fellow industry leaders to discuss the transformation of ESG considerations and investment criteria amid today's tumultuous socioeconomic environment.

July 8, 2020 | Bloomberg LP talks with LGIMA's John Hoeppner about the future of North America's fossil fuel industry, as "the energy transition to renewables accelerates," and investors increasingly consider the financial and environmental implications of pipelines carrying natural gas.

July 7, 2020 | Pensions & Investments featured LGIMA's latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where global equities roar on, with the S&P 500 closing out its best quarter since 1998. Meanwhile, the 30-year Treasury rate closed out June at 1.41%, the same level as in May, and the investment grade credit market rallied.

June 26, 2020 | NCPERS Webinar -  John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, participates in an educational webinar on best practices for public plans looking to integrate ESG into their pension investments. 

June 25, 2020 | Citi’s Industry Evolution Conference - Aaron Meder, CEO, joined Citi’s Industry Evolution Conference yesterday to speak about the future solutions landscape in asset management. By partnering with OpenInvest, expanding our DC capabilities, and exploring sustainable solutions, LGIMA aims to revolutionize retirement income and redefine what it means to provide customized solutions for our clients. 

June 23, 2020 | GlobalTrding - Drew Miyawaki, Head of Global Equity Trading, is featured on the cover of GlobalTrading Journal’s 2Q issue, where his article, “The Contagion of Change: COVID-19 and the Trading Desk,” addresses the evolution of Trade From Home. Drew discusses the benefits of working remotely and explores the age-old perception that a trader’s success is directly correlated to their physical proximity to the trading desk.

June 9, 2020 | Pensions & Investments features findings from LGIMA's latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we estimate the average discount rate decreased by 1 basis point in May. 

June 4, 2020 | Pensions & Investments - John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, explains that defining clear metrics and being transparent are essential for asset managers looking to truly make a difference in the ESG space.

May 11, 2020 | Crain's Chicago Business featured LGIMA’s Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, in its latest People on the Move publication.

May 8, 2020 | POLITICO’s new Sustainable Finance Spotlight featured John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, who discusses ESG's role in helping companies recover from COVID-19's business implications.

May 4, 2020 | Pensions & Investments featured LGIMA's latest Pension Solutions' Monitor, where we found the funding ratio of a typical corporate pension plan dipped slightly to 73.4% in April.

May 4, 2020 | PLANSPONSOR - Aaron Meder, CEO, explained that while a successful retirement outcome is about "having sufficient money available when you need it and for as long as you need it," providing full income replacement is not the primary goal for some supplementary DC plans.

April 28, 2020 | ImpactAlpha - Amazon’s response to Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)'s shareholder resolutions will be "a bigger symbol to tech and future-leaning companies on how to be more engaged," LGIMA's John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, tells ImpactAlpha.

April 23, 2020 | Pensions & Investments - Our latest Active Ownership Report shows that "we're not just speaking about ESG issues, we're acting on them," John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, tells Pensions & Investments newspaper.

March 30, 2020 | The Bond Buyer featured our Markets Perspectives, where Jason Shoup, Head of Global Credit Strategy, highlighted that "the performance of the markets in the face of so much supply is a testament to the improvement in sentiment among investors who now seem willing to put to work any dry-powder they have kept in reserve."

March 27, 2020 | Crain's Chicago Business - LGIMA is proud to be listed as the third largest money manager in Chicago for the third consecutive year. The list is comprised of money management firms, ranked by total assets managed in 2019.

March 23, 2020 | Crain's Chicago Business featured Christine Smith, Chief Operating Officer, and Danielle Cassidy, Head of Distribution, in its latest People on the Move publication.

March 20, 2020 | ShareAction - The independent report ranked our index equity team third out of the world’s 75 largest asset managers for our approach to sustainable investing. The pensions and investment watchdog reviewed global capabilities, from governance and investment offering, to engagement and voting record on environmental and social issues (climate change, biodiversity, human rights).

February 6, 2020 - Bloomberg talks with LGIMA's John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, about methane-leak disclosure standards.

February 21, 2020 | International Financing Review - "Was that a prudent move by a company to manage its front-end maturities or was it a move to prepare itself to exist and live as a high-yield company without investment-grade ratings?" asked Jason Shoup, Head of Global Credit Strategy.

February 17, 2020 | Crain's Chicago Business featured BethAnne Panos, Head of Human Resources, as one of its People on the Move.

February 6, 2020 | Bloomberg - Legal & General Investment Management, the $1.4 trillion British asset manager, on Thursday said it will push energy companies to have “zero tolerance” for methane leaks -- for a start, by measuring leaks from oil and gas wells.

February 1, 2020 | The New York Times - John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, was quoted in The New York Times saying "it's a very healthy mechanism to have small shareholders with the ability to file resolutions and bring different ideas to the fore," following LGIM's decision to vote against combined CEO and board chairs globally.

January 9, 2020 | PLANSPONSOR - 2019 proved tumultuous for corporate defined benefit plans, as strong equity performance and decreased rates led to minimal funded status growth. Check out more findings from LGIMA's December Pension Solutions' Monitor.