OMGI Sponsors Leap Awards


Supporting young people, professionals and organisations managing conflict in communities

Old Mutual Global Investors is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Lighting the Fire’, Leap Annual Excellence Awards which are taking place in London on Tuesday 19 May. These awards celebrate young people, professionals and organisations managing conflict in our communities.

Old Mutual Global Investors is delighted to be working with the charity and sponsoring this evening’s awards.  Leap is a fantastic organisation that provides conflict resolution to vulnerable young people and the adults that work with them across the UK. The team at Leap aims to manage conflict before it becomes destructive and violent; enabling the people they work with to have a brighter future.

Julian Ide, CEO at Old Mutual Global Investors, comments “It has been an exciting couple of years at Old Mutual Global Investors. We’ve made real progress towards our ambition to become one of the leading asset managers in the UK and globally, and despite somewhat challenging markets, we have consistently delivered outstanding investment performance for our clients.

“Our objective is to create an organic relationship with all our stakeholders including the communities in which we work. We aim to provide financial and moral support to LEAP but the payback has been greater than our investment. For example, after joining our internship programme in 2013, Aaron Jean-Baptiste had successfully joined our Solutions team as a quant analyst. His impressive story is viewable on our and Leap’s websites.”

Thomas Lawson, CEO of Leap adds:  "I am delighted to announce our partnership with Old Mutual Global Investors – an organisation that shares our belief in the importance of investing in young people and their potential. Providing real opportunities for young people to succeed in the workplace is crucial and it’s fantastic to see Old Mutual Global Investors leading the way through their apprenticeship scheme. Leap’s approach can be used in the workplace to give staff tools to manage conflict with colleagues and customers.” 


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Media Contacts:

Old Mutual Global Investors

Amelie Shepherd, PR Executive, 020 7332 8345
Vee Montebello, Head of PR and Internal Communications, 020 7332 7687

Leap
Confronting Conflict

Emma Robinson, Communications Officer, 020 7561 3718 M: 07545 400011

Notes for Editors:

Leap:

Leap Confronting Conflict provides conflict resolution training to young people and the adults that work with them - all across the UK. They believe that conflict is inevitable in young people’s lives and that they are the best people to understand and manage it. By giving young people the skills to understand and manage the conflict in their lives they stop it spiralling out of control and turning into low self-esteem, low confidence or crime, weapon carrying and gang culture. They also recognise that adults working with young people can give them the skills, confidence and knowledge to challenge conflict and develop as people, to train professionals such as teachers, youth workers, police and prison officers so that managing conflict benefits whole communities and transforms lives.  For more information visit: www.leapcc.org.uk .


Old Mutual Global Investors:

Old Mutual Global Investors has grown strongly since its creation in August 2012 and now has assets under management of £22.5 billion¹.  The team consists of 219 industry professionals, including a team of 56 investment professionals. As part of Old Mutual Group it has a strong financial parent to support the activation of its business strategy. Old Mutual Global Investors is the asset management division of Old Mutual Wealth. To find out more information please go to:  www.omglobalinvestors.com

Old Mutual Wealth:

Old Mutual Wealth is the leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping people secure their financial future.
It has an adviser and customer offering spanning:

•             Financial advice via the Intrinsic network
•             Platform based wealth management products and services via Old Mutual
              Wealth in the UK and Old Mutual International globally
•             Asset management solutions via Old Mutual Global Investors
•             Discretionary investment management via Quilter Cheviot

Old Mutual Wealth oversees £102.3 billion¹ in customer investments.

Old Mutual Wealth is part of Old Mutual plc, a FTSE 100 group that  provides investment, savings, insurance and banking services to more than 17 million customers in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Originating in South Africa in 1845, Old Mutual has been listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, among others, since 1999.

In the year ended 31 December 2014, the Group reported adjusted operating profit before tax of £1.6 billion (on an IFRS basis) and had £319 billion of funds under management from core operations.



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