Our Group.

Donut chart showing how £1.902 million is split between six business segments outlined below

Full year results for 2016

Legal & General is divided into six business segments, which are focussed on delivering protection, retirement, solutions, savings and investment management for our customers.

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Business Segments



"We're a leading UK de-risk solutions provider to defined benefit (DB) schemes"


2016 operating profit


Assets under management

"We're the largest manager of UK DB pension fund assets"


2016 operating profit


Gross written premiums in the UK and US

"We're the UK's number one provider of individual life protection policies"


2016 operating profit


Savings assets

"We look after over 1.2 million customers"


2016 operating profit


Direct investments
(£10.0bn across the entire group)

"We implement the group's investment strategy"


2016 operating profit


General insurance gross premiums

"We're a top ten UK household insurance provider"


2016 operating profit

Our Key Strengths

Our businesses are underpinned by our key strengths:

  • Our scale positions in attractive markets: we use our experience and scale to grow in existing markets and to enter attractive new markets
  • Investment: we’re one of Europe’s largest institutional fund managers, as well as the leading UK DB pension fund manager
  • Risk selection: the scale of our data, our long experience and market-leading expertise make risk outcomes more predictable. We're recognised as a leading industry expert in longevity and mortality for our protection and annuity products, and we share our knowledge with a number of institutions and authorities
  • Financial and strategic discipline: our high operational efficiency is underpinned by our strong balance sheet and asset de-risking capabilities
  • Corporate relationships and diverse distribution: our group synergies across insurance and asset management enable us to provide innovative, comprehensive client solutions

Our Investment Case