Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has appointed Sonja Laud to the new role of deputy chief investment officer (Deputy CIO), reporting to Anton Eser, CIO.
William Riley has also been appointed head of Solutions, reporting to Laud.
Laud has broad experience in the asset-management industry, having held senior investment management roles at Fidelity International, Barings, Schroders and DWS. She has worked as a senior global macro fund manager and an asset allocation specialist, developing outcome-orientated products for clients. Her most recent role was head of Equity at Fidelity International, where she was a member of the firm’s global equity management team.
Riley has held a number of senior portfolio management roles at Blackrock, including head of Client Solutions 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 (LDI), fixed income and multi-asset as well as fiduciary management.