Key facts about Insight

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We're at the forefront of developing new ways of investing, providing access to innovative investment strategies, using contemporary robust risk management techniques. We aim to deliver consistent and repeatable performance by focusing only on those things we believe we can do well, including liability driven investment, fixed income, and absolute return and multi-asset.

Our awards

We have won more than 120 major awards over the last 11 years from Financial News, FT publications, and both UK and European pensions titles spanning multiple wins for Investment Manager of the Year, LDI Manager of the Year, Fixed Income Manager of the Year and Fixed Income Innovation of the Year.

We are proud to be able to share some of our award successes with you here.

Responsible investing

As a firm, we take responsible investment seriously. Insight was a founding signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and we have been successfully integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our decision-making processes for over a decade. Our approach is underpinned by the belief that ESG issues are important drivers of investment value. In 2016 we were given Tier 1 status by the Financial Reporting Council, recognising that we provide "a good quality and transparent description of [our] approach to stewardship and explanations of an alternative approach where necessary". Our Putting Principles into Practice: 2016 responsible investment report, won best responsible investment report at the 2017 Responsible Investor Awards. In 2019, we were awarded A+ ratings across most of the relevant categories in the PRI survey, reflecting our ongoing commitment to integrating responsible investment practices across all aspects of our business. For securitised assets, we received an A rating.

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People and culture

Insight is a growing business, so there is plenty of scope for individuals to make a real difference. There is ample opportunity to develop skills and knowledge too. Our structure is not built around hierarchy, and the development of our business has enabled many of our people to take on new challenges where they have the skills, expertise and motivation to take the lead.

Our sponsorships

We forge partnerships with the institutions that we sponsor which deliver experiences to reinforce the advocacy of our staff, clients and consultants. Find out more about our sponsorships here.

We support a number of charities, our current global charity partner is Make-a-Wish.

Our consultant ratings

Our investment teams enjoy the highest ratings from investment consultants.

According to the annual study undertaken by Greenwich Associates, Insight ranks first for Overall LDI Quality for the ninth consecutive year and first for Overall Fixed Income Quality for the sixth year running.1

In numbers

  • 881 workforce globally
  • 86% of colleagues have confidence in the leadership of Insight
  • 89% of colleagues believe Insight sets high standards of performance
  • 85% of colleagues would recommend Insight as a place to work
  • 80% of colleagues enjoy working at Insight
  • 82% of colleagues are confident in the long-term growth prospects of our business

Number of employees as at 30 June 2019. All other stats are from the 2018 annual employee survey.

1Source Greenwich Associates 2019, GICF LDI-19 LDI overall and GICF FI-19 fixed income overall. LDI: results are based on interviews with 12 UK consultants evaluating LDI. The median (513) is the middle of those managers with five or more evaluators. Fixed income: results are based on interviews with 13 UK consultants evaluating fixed income managers. The median (493) is the middle ranking manager of those managers with five or more evaluators. Greenwich Quality Index scores for each evaluator range from 1,000=‘Excellent’ to 0=‘Poor’ with a population mean of 500. Greenwich Quality Index Overall is a composite of Investment and Service scores.

Please note the value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.