Central banks


We help design and implement investment strategies to get the most out of  your reserves in a risk-controlled manner, while maintaining liquidity.

In a world of negative yields, central banks are increasingly looking at diversifying their reserve assets by investing in new asset classes to help generate returns. Our experience in working with central banks and knowledge of investment markets can help you implement risk-controlled investment strategies that aim to generate higher returns while also managing the short-term liquidity needs carefully.

As an independent consultancy, we are not linked to any asset manager or bank, and we don’t sell investment products. This, importantly, means we are free to develop and recommend solutions that are tailored to your specific needs, free from any conflicts.

How we can help

Set your investment strategy

Our team has a proven track record in helping our clients review and establish risk guidelines, put in place investment strategies to grow their reserves while managing risk and liquidity.

Bespoke technology solutions

Technology is at the heart of our advice. We create bespoke technology solutions, whether that is integrating our systems with existing technology or developing new technology to help you work more efficiently. Our software analytics and bespoke modelling solutions provide insights into major government and regulatory decisions including in the energy and health sectors 

We have developed real-time portfolio and risk monitoring software, LCP Monitor for our clients which gives full transparency on how assets are performing and the flexibility to the in-house teams to adapt and customise the reporting to suit their needs.

Manager research and selection

We also help our clients select and review their investment managers. We provide tailored advice using our fully-integrated advisory approach. What this means for you:

  • You have access to the latest research on investment managers and markets across the world through our role as the UK and European partner in the Global Investment Research Alliance (GIRA).
  • The people advising you are the same people who research and assess the managers available to you. Our manager research programme means that information and ideas flow both ways. You benefit from the newest and most relevant investment ideas, and we communicate clients’ needs and experiences back to the investment managers to develop new products.
  • We work hard to negotiate and drive down investment management fees as far as possible for our clients to ensure you get value for money. Over the long term, even small fee reductions can quickly add up to sizeable savings. With over $250bn in assets under advisory, we are able to negotiate with investment managers from a position of strength.
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) principles are built into our research process, allowing us to tailor our recommendations according to your priorities. We enable our clients to effectively integrate their ESG requirements into their investment strategy through several ways including climate scenario modelling, ESG-focused dashboards and influencing the design of ESG-focused funds.


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How we can help

We help charities and endowments construct investment strategies and pick the right investment funds to both meet their financial objectives and be aligned with their missions.

We help our clients to maintain a competitive edge by improving their investment strategies, generating extra returns in a risk-controlled way.

LCP Monitor gives you real-time metrics on your investments – both at asset class and manager level.

Our investment team works with trustees of DB and DC schemes to set bespoke investment strategies and select fund managers. Using our market-leading technology, we help you navigate your journey by providing you with clear, actionable insights which enable you to make better short and long-term investment decisions.  

Setting a good investment strategy and picking the right funds is fundamental for wealth managers and advisers to be able to deliver better outcomes for their clients. Our role is to advise clients on investment strategy and fund manager selection bringing institutional discipline to the retail market.

Every sovereign wealth fund has its own unique circumstances and challenges. As an independent consultancy, we’re not linked to any asset manager and we don’t sell investment products.

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If you would like to know more about our services and how we can help you with investment get in touch.

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