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The top managers of pension fund assets in the UK

The management of most pension fund assets in the UK is often delegated to diversified investment management houses and very few self-managed pension funds still exist.

The key players are:

Rank Pension AUM $m
1. Legal & General 370,014
2. BlackRock 252,814
3. Insight 144,183
4. State Street Global Advisors 57,231
5. Standard Life 56,109
6. Schroder Inv. Mgt. 44,649
7. M&G Investments 42,585
8. Threadneedle 41,080
9. Hermes 40,127
10. UBS Global Asset Mgt. 19,802
11. Baillie Gifford 14,478
12. Aberdeen Asset Mgt. 8,665
13. Newton Inv. Mgt. 7,889
14. Capital International 7,713

Source: Hymans Robertson

It’s interesting to note that significant segments of these assets are managed passively (according to Hymans Robertson at least 40%).

The remaining self-managed funds worth targeting for investor relations outreach activity include; Aerion, BAE Systems, BP Investment, British Airways Pension, British Steel Pension and Universities Superannuation Scheme.