Where we've been

We’ve changed a lot since 1836. Back then, we focused solely on providing insurance for the legal profession. Today, we may be the world’s largest insurance and investment management organisation, with worldwide assets of £726 billion. Whilst we’ve grown as a business, our determination to make a real difference to our customers’ lives remains the same. Here are some key highlights over the years.


We’re proud to have gained industry recognition and accolades celebrating the exceptional performance of both our people and our business.

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Fund Manager of the Year

Estates Gazette Awards 2015

Our ambition

We’re relentlessly focused on delivering the right products and solutions to our clients, both in the UK and in ever-expanding global markets. It’s the exceptional performance of our people, maintaining our expertise across all asset classes and our position at the forefront of investment product innovation that allows us to do just that.

Whilst our business has grown to become one of Europe’s largest asset managers, our values have remained unchanged and shared by everyone who works with us. We’re still client-focused, relentlessly meeting the needs of our clients. We’re open and fair, acting in a straightforward and trustworthy way whoever we’re dealing with and whatever we’re doing.  We’re results-focused, finding new ways to deliver what matters to our clients, and we achieve it with teamwork, working across disciplines to attain our goals.