Sir Nigel Wilson
2/6/2022
Sir Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General, Explains the Opportunities Ahead

In an investing world where the “new thing” can too easily grab investor attention, sometimes it’s the case that an institution, especially one almost 200 years old, may be considered less relevant. So in this episode we welcome on Sir Nigel Wilson, one of the longest serving FTSE 100 CEOs.

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In an investing world where the “new thing” can too easily grab investor attention, sometimes it’s the case that an institution, especially one almost 200 years old, may be considered less relevant. So in this episode we welcome on Sir Nigel Wilson, one of the longest serving FTSE 100 CEOs.

He was knighted for his contributions to finance & regional development, and for running the 2nd largest institutional asset manager in Europe.

In the episode, he discusses the business today, and how it has evolved. He explains their asset management and asset origination, marrying long-term capital with a strategic vision. He also covers their investments in key areas of infrastructure, housing, and the growing pension risk transfer market.

He goes on to explain their approach to inclusive capitalism, their expansion overseas, how the market views their valuation, the stock’s important yield and why he has had such long tenure as a CEO.

Sir Nigel Wilson

Sir Nigel has been the CEO of Legal & General since 2012, and joined the firm as CFO in 2009. Nigel was knighted for Finance and Regional Development in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List. Nigel was awarded City AM’s “Business Personality of the Year” in 2014.  Nigel also won the ‘Most Admired Leader’ award at Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards 2017, for Management Today.  In 2019 Nigel won ‘Change Maker of the Year’ at the Seven Hills Change Makers Summit. Nigel was Chairman of the Investment Association’s review of Executive Pay (2016-2017) and the government’s review of Mission Led Business (2016- 2017).  He was also a member of the government’s Patient Capital Review Industry Panel (2017–2018) and a Commissioner in the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission (2017–2018). He is currently on the Prime Minister's Build Back Better Council.

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