Media mentions

2020

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.