02 March 2020

LGIM appoints Mark Johnson as Head of Institutional Client Management

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), the global fund manager with total assets of £902bn1, has appointed Mark Johnson as Head of Institutional Client Management.

Prior to joining LGIM, Mark spent 19 years at BlackRock where he was latterly head of closed-end funds. He has previously held roles as head of UK Sales for iShares and head of BlackRock’s Strategic Team within the Institutional Client Business. Working across BlackRock’s Institutional, Retail and iShares divisions over the course of his career, Mark has had responsibility for building client relationships with pension schemes, consultants, charities, and, most recently, the non-executive boards of closed-end funds.

In his new role, Mark will oversee LGIM’s institutional client relationships in the UK. He joins in September and will report into Head of Distribution Sarah Aitken.

Mark says: "I am excited to be joining LGIM at such a critical time for pension schemes and their members. The next two years will have a lasting effect on the quality of retirement in the UK, and LGIM is ideally placed to provide the support and guidance needed to help clients steer the right course."

Sarah says: “We are very excited to welcome Mark to the institutional client team. He brings considerable experience across a broad range of institutional clients, which will bolster our market-leading pensions proposition. His appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering the best results for our clients.”

Mark replaces Chris DeMarco, who transferred internally to join Legal & General Retirement earlier this year.

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Notes to editors

Legal & General Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of £902 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.

* LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2016. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Data includes derivative positions and advisory assets.