Responding to the Ukraine crisis
We are deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine.
Royal London is donating £250,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The money raised through this appeal will provide essential support, including food, water and first aid supplies, to those in desperate need.
Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross:
"The Red Cross is responding to the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. People are losing their homes and lives; families are being separated, people are fleeing the country.
Donations will help us reach displaced people in Ukraine and those fleeing to neighbouring countries with food, water, medicine, medical equipment and other essentials. We are hugely grateful for this donation from Royal London."
RLAM’s investment exposure to Russia
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) recognises that the Ukraine invasion is a human tragedy. We have a responsibility to investors in our funds and are monitoring the situation closely, and of course are complying with all restrictions and sanctions issued by relevant authorities. RLAM has no exposure to Russian companies in our active funds such as global equities, sterling credit, and sustainable funds. Total Russian exposure accounts for less than 0.1% of RLAM’s total assets under management. We have subsequently sold every holding we are currently permitted to. We had very limited exposure in our equity tilt funds, having reduced Russian exposure on ESG concerns earlier this year. We have now sold all Russian exposure that we are permitted to. (06/04/2022)
Latest updates from our investment managers
The Ukraine conflict: Navigating short-term inflation volatility
Published 12 April 2022. Craig Inches, Head of Rates and Cash looks at the outlook for inflation in the UK and the impact of the Ukraine invasion on markets.
Sustainable Investing update: Keeping a respectful watch during uncertain times
Published 24 March 2022. In this roundtable webinar, RLAM’s Head of Sustainable Investments Mike Fox and colleagues look at how the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, rising inflation and bond yields have created a complex range of issues for sustainable investors.
JP’s Journal: Russia, China and a great leap back
Published 21 March 2022. What do central banks think about inflation? RLAM’s Head of Fixed Income, Jonathan Platt, looks at the different messaging we saw last week from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England.
The Viewpoint: What does the Ukraine crisis signify for markets?
Published 16 March 2022. Head of Equities, Peter Rutter breaks down the impacts of the invasion into three parts of increasing investment significance: indirect stock impacts, indirect macro impacts and the not so small matter of long-term ‘system change’ for the global and corporate economy.
Economic update: Weaker outlook resulting from the Ukraine crisis; increased risk of recession
Published 11 March 2022. Senior Economist Melanie Baker: "The situation in Ukraine adds substantial uncertainty to the economic outlook."
Access a wide range of commentary from our investment specialists in the Our views section of our website.