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LGIM poaches Fidelity exec for deputy CIO role

Business-People-Portfolio-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgLegal and General Investment Management has appointed former Fidelity head of equity, Sonja Laud, as deputy chief investment officer.

Laud has broad experience in the asset management industry, having held senior investment management roles at Fidelity International, Barings, Schroders and DWS.

Laud has worked as a senior global macro fund manager and an asset allocation specialist, developing outcome-orientated products for clients.

She will report to chief investment officer, Anton Eser.

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William Riley has also been appointed as LGIM head of solutions and will report to Laud.

Riley has held a portfolio management EMEA, with responsibility for developing, assembling and managing investment solutions across multiple strategies and asset classes.

He has worked across strategies, including liability-driven investment, fixed income and multi-asset as well as fiduciary management number of senior portfolio management roles at Blackrock, including head of client solutions.

Eser says: “We are delighted that Sonja and Will are joining the investment leadership team at LGIM.

“Their experience in financial markets, client focus and outcome-orientated approach will be invaluable as we continue to deliver holistic solutions which combine the full breadth of LGIM’s capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Laud says: “I am looking forward to embarking on this new opportunity at an exciting time for LGIM and the asset management industry in general, as it continues to adapt and innovate in response to client demand.”

Laud and Riley will join LGIM in January 2019 and the roles are subject to regulatory approval.


Tony Mudd: The critical reviews being missed by advisers

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FOS hit with 300 pension transfer complaints since freedoms

The Financial Ombudsman Service has revealed it received 300 complaints relating to defined benefit to defined contribution pension transfers since 2015. However, this currently makes up 2 per cent of all pension complaints between April 2015 and March 2018, when the FOS received a total of just under 15,000 complaints on pensions and 1,700 complaints […]


Yvonne Goodwin: Care sector hiding an elephant in the room

In September, I wrote about addressing the elephant in the room that is the fact elderly clients’ financial plans can get derailed through ill health. My request was based on recent personal experience of the NHS and its associated frustrations. Well, this month I have managed to find an even bigger elephant in the room […]


Which financial services names have made the Rich List?

Peter Hargreaves has jumped to 42nd position on the Sunday Times Rich List, a climb of nine places from last year, after seeing his wealth grow £849m to £3.2bn. Hargreaves is no longer on the Hargreaves Lansdown board but has kept a 32.2 per cent stake in the company – the value of which has […]

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Pension tax relief: parked (for the moment)

The national news agenda has been dominated by pension issues this month. For those that missed it (and there cannot have been many given that this was the lead story in spoken and written media), the Chancellor announced a decision to make no decision on pension tax relief in his 16 March 2016 Budget speech. To […]


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