In a world of tremendous need, Legatum is selective in its investment approach. Each opportunity is carefully evaluated to maximise the impact we can make according to the following investment principles:
Legatum prefers to support Community Based Organisations (CBOs) where local knowledge, families, and real demands can guide resource allocation better than the perceptions of outsiders.
The Multiplier Effect
Capital has the power to effect enormous life change and therefore its stewardship is a substantial responsibility. Legatum seeks initiatives where financial, intellectual and human capital can be multiplied.
From experience, solutions that are simple and understandable lead to the greatest impact.
Legatum explores new ideas but employs time-tested approaches where appropriate.
Legatum takes a results-oriented approach and rigorously monitors all its grant investments. Resources are reallocated from under-performing projects to those that are delivering results.
Commercial solutions are preferred wherever possible.
Although giving is inherently an emotionally rewarding and joyful experience, rigorous and objective analysis results in the most effective capital allocation decisions.