What is thematic investing?

It is little wonder that thematic investment strategies have risen in popularity in recent years, thanks to their ability to capitalise on structural and foundational changes in the way we live and work.


At LGIM, thematic investing means looking beyond traditional sector approaches, to discover the companies driving or benefitting from the economies of tomorrow.


As the number of thematic investment strategies has proliferated, we wanted to make it easier than ever to access these growth opportunities, by creating a single point of entry to a diversified, risk-balanced index of companies involved in multiple long-term themes.

By combining the investment universes of our existing individual thematic strategies with a quantitative model that balances exposure to different themes and the ability to add or remove themes over time, the Legal & General Global Thematic Fund could help investors looking to gain long-term growth, without having to pick and choose between themes.

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is a world class futurist and strategic advisor helping build Centennial companies. He is the founder of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working across the next 50 years, and the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, two philanthropic organisations whose mission it is to reduce global inequality and ensure the benefits of the future are accessible to everyone, irrespective of their abilities or background. He is also the author of the Codex of the Future series.

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Meet our Global Thematic team

Howie Li

Howie Li

Head of ETFs
Aanand Venkatramanan

Aanand Venkatramanan

Head of ETF Investment Strategies
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Dave Barron

Head of Index Equity & Smart Beta

We scour the globe for the specialist experts on individual themes, to help us understand the investment implications and opportunities as themes evolve over time. We collaborate with these industry-leading partners like ROBO Global and Global Water Intelligence to deliver unique investment strategies to our clients, ensuring that they capture the best-in-class opportunities from companies either driving, or benefitting from, these thematic changes.

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