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LGIM appoints Brenda Sklar as Global Chief Operating Officer

In a further strengthening of the leadership team, Brenda Sklar has been appointed as Global Chief Operating Officer for Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

5 May 2020


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Brenda brings more than 20 years of asset management experience in senior operations roles including most recently Head of Global Client Services and Global COO of Business Operations at BlackRock. Brenda will be based out of Chicago and will report directly to Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO.

In anticipation of joining LGIM, Brenda Said: “I am excited to be joining LGIM at this critical point as we help our clients through these unprecedented times. This role gives me the opportunity to leverage my experience in driving transformation, improving the client experience, delivering operational excellence and shaping great teams. LGIM is a firm I have long respected, with a strong reputation for putting clients first, as well as an inclusive and collegiate culture. I am looking forward to working with Michelle and the leadership team to deliver the best of LGIM for our clients.”

Brenda joins LGIM on 11 May 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.

Michelle Scrimgeour: "Brenda brings with her extensive experience in leading teams across diverse client and business functions. She has demonstrated an ability to lead infrastructure development and services at scale, across global markets. Her proven track record in delivering operational excellence, combined with a strong strategic understanding of asset management will be invaluable to our business."

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  1. LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2019. The AUM disclosed aggregates the assets managed by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. The AUM includes the value of securities and derivatives positions.

Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.

* at 30 June 2021

Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.28 trillion (€1.43 trillion; CHF1.55 trillion; $1.75t trillion; JPY181 trillion)*. 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 31 December 2020. The AUM disclosed aggregates the assets managed by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. The AUM includes the value of securities and derivatives positions.

(As of June 2021)

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