Legatum is a private investment group with a 30 year heritage of global investment, allocating proprietary capital to businesses and to programmes that promote sustainable human development.

Legatum is a private investment partnership with a 30 year heritage of long term value creation through investments in global capital markets. The firm invests proprietary capital in listed businesses with a focus on identifying hidden or unrealised value in investment themes that are often played out over years.

Legatum’s Mission is to generate and allocate the capital and ideas that help people live more prosperous lives and this has led to investments in social development initiatives which have impacted over 270 million people since 1999.

Based in Dubai, UAE, the Legatum Group was established in 2006 by Christopher Chandler, who was formerly President of Sovereign Asset Management which he co-founded in 1986. Sovereign provided capital to companies and governments across all major continents, in a wide range of industries. This experience not only generated capital but also helped to develop the insights into successful investing that shape Legatum’s approach today – a focus on finding value; the early identification of points of transition; simplicity; diligent research; conviction and commitment; speed in seizing opportunities; optimism; and patience.

These insights have also shaped our view of prosperity on both a personal and global scale and defined our mission to generate and allocate the capital and ideas that can help people live more prosperous lives. We apply our investing experience to allocate capital where it will deliver exceptional returns in the international capital markets, in programmes that promote sustainable human development, and in the advocacy of enlightened public policies which support the expansion of global prosperity.

For more information on the Legatum Group and our other divisions, please visit www.legatum.com.

What's in a Name?

Derived from the Latin word meaning a legacy or gift, our name is inspired by the thought, effort and sacrifice of those who have preceded us. At Legatum, we build upon the legacy we have inherited in order to leave a legacy for others; embracing past excellence in order to create a better future for all.

Legatum's mission is to generate and allocate the capital and ideas that can help people live more prosperous lives.


Pronunciation: /le:'ga:.tum/
Etymology: From legatus, the perfect passive participle of lego ("send, despatch"). Legatum (genitive legati); n, second declension: A bequest, legacy.

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