Prudential's multi-asset team, Prudential Portfolio Management Group (PPMG), is one of the largest and most well-resourced in the UK retail market. PPMG manages over £170bn (as at 30th June 2018) across a growing range of highly competitive multi-asset solutions and annuities on behalf of Prudential UK and Europe.
PPMG has great strength in depth with a team of over 80 including experienced investment professionals with expertise in capital market research, investment strategy design, liability management, alternative investments and portfolio management.
PPMG works closely with Prudential to set the overarching strategic asset allocation framework for the multi-asset fund range and for managing the asset allocation on an ongoing basis.
Here are some of the reasons why you may wish to consider PPMG.
Scale and breadth of assets under management: Often a preferred counterparty in the marketplace able to negotiate competitive terms and ensure a premium service is always provided.
Asset allocation: Core specialism is asset allocation. Stock selection decisions are outsourced to experienced fund managers in particular asset classes or markets.
Operational infrastructure: Investment teams supported by experience information, compliance and risk monitoring teams.
Alternatives: One of the largest UK investors in alternative investments with over £5bn invested across a diversified global portfolio of assets.
Long-term: Being part of an insurance group allows a longer investment horizon and provides the opportunity to exploit the risk premiums offered through holding illiquid assets and access to a wide range of asset classes.
Resource: Around 80 strong team including specialist expertise in capital markets’ research, manager research, investment strategy design, liability management, alternative investments and portfolio management.
Longevity of process: At the core of any long-term asset allocation decision is a process that has been in place and successful for nearly two decades.
Governance framework: Approach of setting and policing clear mandates for underlying managers for PruFunds provides an additional layer of quality control.
Active management: Believe value can be added through a sound and well-structured investment process across strategic, intermediate and tactical time horizons.
Global reach: Access to the other high quality Prudential Group investment companies like Eastspring Investments, PPM America, PPMSA, M&G Investment Management and M&G Real Estate – over 800 investment professionals.
Demonstrable success: PruFund Growth’s 14 year track record provides clear evidence of PPMG’s ability to produce returns that meet investor expectations over long periods and through different market conditions.
Liquidity and stress tests: All portfolios are formally stress tested quarterly by PPMG’s Risk team.
As at 30 June 2018
An independent review of PPMG's Investment Management and Governance Structure