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LGIM installs Misys platform to handle risk and trading activities

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is installing Misys’ Sophis Value software to manage its trading and risk activities on its fixed income index-linked strategies and liability-driven investment (LDI) portfolio, which includes bespoke solutions for Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans. 

The latest version of Misys’ Sophis Value is aimed at derivatives and fixed income and LDI managers, and it is expected to help LGIM to achieve greater internal efficiency and sales growth via the risk and procedural technology upgrade.  

According to Simon Thompson, chief operating officer (COO) at LGIM, the firm “chose Misys because it is able to provide a solution that matched the unique needs of a global fixed income manager, including capabilities to support our LDI strategies. The functionality in Misys Sophis Value and the team’s understanding of our requirements, gave us the confidence to select them as our long-term platform partner.”

Tim Green, general manager for the buy-side at Misys, added that he believes: “The agreement with a financial powerhouse such as LGIM reinforces the capabilities of our fixed income portfolio and risk management platform. Our vision and strategy for global asset managers is to continue to deliver additional value to the front-office by integrating risk analytics and pre-trade compliance into the investment management process in order to provide significant competitive advantages to our customers.”  

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor, with US$717bn of assets under management for 3,150 clients around the world.  

• For a recent case study on how another division of Legal & General Group, its Network unit of financial advisors, is overhauling its technology please click HERE to read about its UK Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulatory compliance project.