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. For over a decade, Legatum has been promoting prosperity through strategic philanthropy and has changed the lives of over 270 million people. Legatum’s vision is to see a more prosperous world, and it is committed to using its capital to help make that a reality. 

Over the years Legatum has originated, incubated and scaled ground-breaking interventions that tackle some of the biggest challenges of our generation, which include the END Fund, to control and eliminate NTDs; the Freedom Fund, to combat modern slavery; the Luminos Fund, to create education innovations to unlock the light within every child; the Legatum Institute, to enable prosperous societies; and the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, to create principled leaders who want to change the world.

For more information, 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.


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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