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LGIM appoints Martina Kay as Global HR Director

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has today announced the appointment of Martina Kay as Global HR Director, responsible for supporting the business’s global growth ambitions through its people.

3 Feb 2020

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In the newly created role, Martina will report directly to CEO, Michelle Scrimgeour. Martina brings more than 20 years of experience in senior HR roles in both retail and high-profile asset managers, as well as running her own consultancy. Her previous roles include Board Director, HR and Corporate Affairs at Homebase, Managing Director, Head of HR at UBS Global Asset Management and Global Head of Human Resources, Schroders. Prior to that, Martina was the Managing Director, HR, for the Global Client Group at BlackRock, having previously been Head of International HR. She has lived and worked in the UK and the US, with her global roles covering EMEA, APAC and the Americas.

Martina joined LGIM on 29 January, subject to regulatory approval.

Michelle Scrimgeour, CEO of Legal and General Investment Management: "I am delighted to welcome Martina to the business. Her proven track record in developing and delivering an international people strategy and HR infrastructure, coupled with a strong understanding of asset management and retail customers, will be an invaluable addition to our business as we increasingly turn our focus to international growth. Martina’s appointment reflects our intention to invest more in our people across LGIM and ensure that we deliver our business goals over the coming years."

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Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management1 of which 40% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.

1Data as at 31 December 2023.

LGIM is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.2 trillion1 ($1.5tn, €1.3tn, CHF 1.2tn). We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.

For more than 50 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.

1Data as at 31 December 2023. Data combines assets under management by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. Assets under management include securities and derivatives positions.