Legal & General Capital appoints Alex Wharton as Managing Director, Distribution and Partnerships
Alex will support Legal & General’s ambitions to partner with purpose-driven investors as it looks to scale impact
Legal & General Capital ("LGC"), Legal & General Group’s alternative asset platform, has hired Alex Wharton as Managing Director, Distribution and Partnerships. Alex will support the delivery of LGC's strategic growth by enabling like-minded, purpose-driven capital partners searching for private markets solutions to invest alongside LGC in alternative asset classes and partnerships that drive superior financial returns with positive social and environmental outcomes.
Legal & General has long been committed to investing in the UK’s growth agenda and economic future. With that, it has created the teams, platforms, deep sector knowledge and asset capabilities, alongside a track record for investment in areas including Urban Regeneration, Digital Infrastructure, Clean Energy, multiple Housing tenures, Private Credit and Venture Capital. As expressed in the rise of private markets as a major investment theme, there is an increasing demand from investors for expertise and aligned partners in this space.
Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years’ sector experience, most recently as Head of Insurance Relationships at Aviva Investors, where he successfully built out Aviva Investors third party insurance channel, capital raising from large scale, tier one insurers, across traditional and alternative asset classes. Previously, Alex has held senior client facing positions at Natixis Investment Managers and the Financial Times.
Laura Mason, CEO at Legal & General Capital, said;
“Legal & General’s dual goals to generate outstanding financial returns and significant societal impact has led it to develop unique investment capabilities that meet the societal need for investment in key sectors including Urban Regeneration, Digital Infrastructure, Clean Energy, Housing, Private Credit and Venture Capital.
“For investors looking to access investment classes that create long-term, secure income streams that tackle some of the major social, environmental and economic issues society is facing, Legal & General is an attractive partner. Alex’s appointment will support our ambitions to bring like-minded partners alongside us to further scale our impact.”
Alex Wharton, Managing Director, Distribution and Partnerships, Legal & General Capital:
“Legal & General Capital have built an envious reputation for deploying capital at scale in long term projects that benefit both the environment and society. This mirrors the needs of investors who are increasingly measuring performance, not just through the lens of investment return but, equally, through the delivery of impact. I'm excited to help Laura and LGC in building partnerships with investors and organisations that share this alignment of goals as we continue to scale and grow.”