Head of Corporate Strategy
Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of GBP 853 / EUR 1,027 / CHF 1,111 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.*as at 30 June 2016, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
Currently the COO of Legal & General Investment Management, Michael is a a C-suite calibre asset management professional who earned his reputation building business within BlackRock and helping clients achieve their objectives. Michael has a solid track record, extensive experience, people management, technical and commercial skills gained across his career. Prior to joining LGIM , Michael was regional head of the Client Solutions group at BlackRock,where he architected and drove a radical operational reorganization that reshaped historic product lines into a cohesive, energetic and successful business area. This role evolved from Michael’s three-year leadership of the BlackRock’s fiduciary management business . Prior to this Michael led the establishment of BlackRock’s Aladdin risk management and enterprise investment tools capabilities in EMEA, and establishing beachhead clients and enabling the integration of MLIM. Michael initially established his leadership and entrepreneurial credentials as one of the founders of the Transition Management industry.