Simon Pistell

Simon Pistell joined Legal and General in 1988 as a trainee actuary. After qualifying he held a variety of roles including managing director of L&G Bank and a fixed interest fund manager in Legal & General Investment Management. Latterly he was responsible for a number of business areas within savings and in January 2013 was appointed managing director of Legal & General Investments.

Posts from Simon Pistell

Analysis , Small Caps

Don’t forget to use your child’s junior ISA allowance

Think of the children Don’t forget that it’s not just you that has an annual ISA allowance. These days children become eligible for their own ISA as soon as they’re


Investing in the FTSE 100

That actually feels like quite a young age for what has long seemed a venerable City institution. The FTSE 100 is an integral part of the investment landscape in this

Analysis , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

How to beat inflation

So if we want our savings to truly grow then we must think about not simply the return on our investments, but the real return (meaning the return after taking

Analysis , Viewpoint

Five rules for successful investing

Diversify Choosing exactly what to invest in can be a daunting task. Shares in UK companies, those from overseas, property or many different kinds of bonds: which of those is


Why invest in an index tracker fund?

It was a wonderfully simple idea: instead of trying to guess which shares would perform best, a fund could simply buy all of them and therefore achieve overall returns very


Getting to grips with investment charges

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) came into effect at the start of the year, transforming many aspects of the way advisers operate. It’s good news for customers – the new

Analysis , Property , Tax Efficient Investing

Why pay for financial advice?

Regulators and the government are exploring ways to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis and trying to rebuild confidence in the UK’s financial industry. One change that has already