Chief Investment Officer
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), UK
Sonja Laud is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). She leads the firm’s investment team which spans trading as well as solutions, active fixed income, index, active equity, annuities and multi-asset businesses. Her remit covers all aspects of Investments from research analysis to portfolio construction, with a focus on leading the LGIM ESG strategy. Sonja joined the asset manager as Deputy CIO in January 2019 and was appointed to the role of CIO in June 2019.
Previously, Sonja was Head of Equity at Fidelity International, responsible for the Global, Equity Income and UK Portfolio Managers as well as the Investment Director team. She joined from Barings where she launched and managed global multi-asset portfolios and was a voting member of the asset allocation group. Prior to that, she worked for Schroders where she managed, for eight successful years, several global, European and UK equity funds, with a focus on high-dividend stocks. Sonja started her career at DWS in Frankfurt, where she was an award-winning global equities portfolio manager.
Sonja has completed a Global Executive MBA program at TRIUM (LSE, NYUStern, HEC) and has MSc, EMIM from ESCP Europe. She is a CFA Charter holder. She is a regular media commentator, appearing across broadcast including the BBC, Sky News, Bloomberg and CNBC.
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