Who are T&IO?

Prudential's multi-asset team, M&G Treasury & Investment Office (T&IO), are one of the largest and most well-resourced in the UK retail market. T&IO manages approximately £175bn (as at 30th June 2019) across a growing range of highly competitive multi-asset solutions and annuities on behalf of Prudential UK and Europe.

T&IO has great strength in depth with a team that includes investment professionals with expertise in capital market research, investment strategy design, liability management, alternative investments, derivatives and portfolio management.

T&IO 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.

Investment expertise:

As Prudential's asset allocation experts, here are some more key facts about T&IO.

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 experienced information, compliance and risk monitoring teams.

Alternatives: One of the largest UK investors in alternative investments with over £6bn 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 60 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: Close relationships with high quality 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 T&IO’s ability to produce investment returns that help meet investor expectations over long periods and through different market conditions.

Liquidity and stress tests: All portfolios are formally stress tested quarterly.

As at 30 June 2019 

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