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LGIM announces key appointments to leadership team

Mark Zinkula

Mark ZinkulaLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has announced the appointment of Aaron Meder as CEO of Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA)1 and Anton Eser as Chief Investment Officer. Both roles will report into Mark Zinkula, CEO of LGIM (photo)2.

Aaron will transition into the role over the next few months and will be based in Chicago. Aaron first joined LGIMA in 2010 and played a pivotal role in the successful expansion of the US business. He moved to LGIM’s London office in 2013 and became Head of Investment in 2015, responsible for LGIM’s investment, trading and product teams.

Anton, currently Co-Head of LGIM’s Global Fixed Income business, will succeed Aaron when he takes up his new role in Chicago. Anton joined LGIM in 2006, and has been integral to building its fixed income offering with a team of over 70 investment professionals and £126bn in assets.

Colin Reedie, currently Head of Euro Credit, will replace Anton as Co-Head of Global Fixed Income, alongside John Bender, also CIO of US Fixed Income.

Mark Zinkula said, “Aaron’s strategic vision will help drive the next phase of growth in the US business, as it expands into new markets and further develops its capabilities. Anton brings a wealth of leadership and investment experience to the role of CIO. His deep knowledge of our business, clients and the industry will ensure we are well placed for the increasingly competitive industry in which we operate.”

John Bender has been acting as interim CEO of LGIMA since the departure of Robert Moore in September this year.


1. LGIMA manages over $137 billion in assets, specialising in fixed income, liability driven investment (LDI), and index strategies for the US market

2. Mark Zinkula is Chief Executive Officer of Legal & General Investment Management Ltd and Chairman of Legal & General Investment Management America Inc.

All appointments are subject to the relevant approvals.

For more information please contact:

Nicolette Botbol


Nicolette Botbol
Senior Media Relations Manager, LGIM

t: +44 (0) 20 3124 4355


Elisabeth Steyn
Media Relations Executive
+44 (0) 20 3124 4353


Sharon Rodney
Strategic Marketing Manager, LGIMA
t: +1 312 585 0496


Audrey Bellof
RF Binder
t: +1 212 994 7547




Notes to editors:


Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of £853 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.

Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

*LGIM internal data as at 30 June 2016. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.  Data includes derivative positions and advisory assets.