Announcement: Targeting competitive returns plus working to create a more sustainable world

3 min read 9 Feb 21

Our parent company M&G plc is proud to announce the creation of a new investment team with a clear remit to invest £5 billion in privately-owned enterprises working to create a more positive future for us all. 

The team will specifically focus on innovative and robust investment opportunities, including enterprises tackling social and environmental challenges. This supports our mission to have a more positive impact on the planet as we work to deliver long-term returns and ultimately financial security for our customers.

Breaking free from traditional constraints to help tackle social and environmental challenges

John Foley, Chief Executive of M&G plc, says: “More and more customers are asking us to make a positive difference to the world through sustainable investment, while also seeking good financial returns to underpin their retirement.

Many of the most attractive opportunities to do this are in private assets – new and existing companies and platforms which are not listed on a stock exchange. As a cornerstone investor in such enterprises, M&G plc can have a much greater influence in supporting their growth and on sustainability than we can in public markets.”

This is the reason we have created an international team to find new, robust investment opportunities in this area. By breaking out of traditional constraints, we can use the experience across the Group to innovate and move quickly and seek out opportunities across the globe, including investment in unlisted businesses, which might otherwise struggle to access capital to develop and grow.  

For us at M&G plc, this helps to fulfil our own ambitions to have a more positive impact on the planet while we work hard to grow our customers’ investments over the long term.

We are unable to give financial advice. If you are unsure about the suitability of your investment, speak to your financial adviser. 

The views expressed here should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.

The value and income from any fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise. There is no guarantee that any fund will achieve its objective and you may get back less than you originally invested. 

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