Legal and General U.S. Affiliate Hires Four In Strategic Growth Push

May 25 2016 | 12:16am ET

Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA) has strengthened its executive team through the addition of four hires.

The new personnel will support LGIMA’s strategic growth initiatives, according to a statement by the company, which is the U.S. affiliate of London-based money manager Legal & General.

The four new hires as follows:

  • Peter Kelly has been appointed Senior Client Relationship Manager, where he will serve as the primary contact for clients implementing Active Fixed Income and Index strategies as well as customized LDI solutions. Peter brings a wealth of expertise in fixed income markets to LGIMA, having spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in Chicago.
  • Tom Kim has joined as a Derivatives Specialist in Operations, to support Asset & Trade Services in the cleared and OTC space. Tom joins LGIMA from Magnetar Capital, where he was an OTC specialist and previously worked at Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services and Citadel/Omnium LLC.
  • Mike Kovacs will serve as Head of Index Investment Technology, where he will focus on oversight and execution of all index-related investment technology projects. Most recently Mike worked at Northern Trust, where he was instrumental in the development of trading strategies and the firm's equity portfolio management technology platform.
  • Sharon Rodney joins LGIMA as Strategic Marketing Manager, a newly created role in which she will lead the company's strategic marketing campaigns to propel its brand to the next level. She was previously with Accenture, where she held the role of Marketing & Communication Lead for its North America technology group and prior as Global Brand Positioning and Agency Management Lead.

"Over the past 10 years LGIMA has experienced significant growth, and these professionals have been brought on as part of our on-going strategic efforts to further support expansion," said Robert Moore, CEO of LGIMA, in a statement. 

Founded in 2006 and based in Chicago, Legal & General Investment Management America specializes in three main strategies: active fixed income, liability driven investment and index strategies. The company manages more than $121.5 billion across the three strategies for U.S. institutional investors.

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