John Bender

Chief Investment Officer

Legal & General Investment Management America

John Bender
John Bender is the Chief Investment Officer at LGIM America.

John leads the firm’s investment team which spans trading as well as solutions, active fixed income, liability-driven investments, index, high yield, active equity and multi-asset businesses. His remit covers all aspects of investments from research analysis to portfolio construction and works closely with other global teams to ensure consistency and best practice. John was appointed to this role in December 2021.

John joined LGIM America in 2006 and was named CIO – Fixed Income in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed Co-head of Global Fixed Income. Prior to joining LGIM America, John was Head of Investment Grade Fixed Income at Aegon USA Investment Management. He started his career at Strong Capital Management, where he held a number of positions including Head of Investment Grade Credit. He was the lead Portfolio Manager for the Strong Corporate Bond Fund.

John earned a BS in Accounting from Marquette University. He is a CFA charterholder.