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Richard Hodges to leave Legal & General Investment Management.

Roger Bartley - Head of Fixed Income
Roger Bartley
Head of Fixed Income

22 April 2014

Roger Bartley - Head of Fixed Income
Roger Bartley
Head of Fixed Income

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) today announced that Richard Hodges is to leave the company later this year. Hodges planned departure date from the company is October 2014. He has been with the company since 2007 and is lead manager on the Legal & General Dynamic Bond Trust and interim lead manager on the Legal & General Fixed Interest Trust, Managed Monthly Income Trust and the Sterling Income Fund (UK corporate bond funds).

LGIM has announced that Martin Reeves, Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, will assume responsibility for the Dynamic Bond Trust. Reeves will work closely with Hodges over the coming months to transition the fund. The pair already work closely both at a strategic level and on individual security selection.

Hodges will also be transitioning the UK corporate bond funds to LGIM’s well-established and successful UK Institutional Credit team headed by Robert Barnard-Smith. Barnard-Smith and the team manage around £12bn in UK corporate bonds on behalf of institutional clients.

All of LGIM’s active fixed income strategies use the same macro-orientated and collegiate approach which benefits from the support of more than 70 fixed income professionals.

Roger Bartley, Head of Fixed Income, LGIM, said:

“Martin brings a huge wealth of experience to the lead management of the Dynamic Bond Trust, a fund that he knows exceptionally well.

“We are of course saddened to see Richard leave after seven years at LGIM and he carries our very best wishes for success in the future.

“The Dynamic Bond Trust is a highly regarded fund backed up by a substantial and experienced team.“We will to continue to follow our successful formula and look to deliver attractive total returns to investors through the economic cycle.”

Martin Reeves, Senior Fixed Income Fund Manager, LGIM, said:

“I am very excited to take responsibility for DBT and will continue to bring to bear the full gamut of our leading global fixed income capabilities for this fund.”

Notes to editors

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions.

LGIM is one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages £450 billion in assets for more than 3,000 clients as at end of December 2013.

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Kimberley Robinson

Kimberley Robinson
PR Manager Legal & General Group

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