We are committed to being a responsible business in everything we do. We recognise the growing importance of sustainability and we are building an increasingly diverse business, having already taken action on gender diversity.
Sir John Kingman Chairman
The biggest issue in Britain today is still how we build greater economic growth to improve everyone's lives. We need to invest to create real jobs and better infrastructure to transform our cities and towns and boost productivity.
Nigel Wilson CEO of Legal & General
Key shareholder information
Full year dividend 16.42 p 2017: 15.35p
Final dividend 11.82 p 2017: 11.05p
Annual General Meeting 23 May 2019
Earnings per share 30.79 p 2017: 31.87p
Return on equity 22.7 % 2017: 25.6%
Net release from operations £ 1,440 m 2017: £ 1,454m
The group uses alternative performance measures (APMs) to help explain its business performance
Used to determine variable elements of management remuneration
References to 'operating profit' in the Strategic Report represent 'group adjusted operating profit', an alternative performance measure defined in the glossary # References to 'operating profit' in the Strategic Report represent 'group adjusted operating profit', an alternative performance measure defined in the glossary
What we do
Our Strategic purpose is to improve the lives of our customers, to build a better society and to create value for our shareholders. We always take a long-term business focus, whether it's managing assets, understanding the changing patterns of how long people live or delivering solutions to meet our customers' changing needs throughout life.
Our business areas
Investing and Annuities
We aim to provide reliable and secure pension income for individuals and corporate pension scheme members, investing an increasing share of our assets in various types of direct investments.
Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI)
Legal & General Retirement Retail (LGRR)
Legal & General Capital (LGC)
We provide corporate and individual investment management services, looking after the investments of many of the UK's biggest corporate pension schemes.
We help people safeguard their families' financial futures with life, critical illness, long-term sickness and general insurance.
Legal & General Insurance (LGI)
General Insurance (GI)
What makes us different
We're one of the world's largest asset managers
We're a leading longevity and mortality expert
Our unique space
Combining asset management and risk Expertise
We're able to do this because we understand both the asset and liability side of financial services.
The impact we make
Our business areas work together, delivering our strategic purpose and driving synergies across the group.
We refer to this approach as an 'ecosystem'. We've developed two important ecosystems:
Our businesses work together to provide customers with a suite of products across all aspects of their retirement journey by offering a range of retirement solutions, which are themselves interconnected.
Our business areas combine their strengths to provide a broad range of housing options for customers for the fundamental housing-related needs at every stage of life.
For more information on our Ecosytems
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