Sonja LaudChief Investment Officer at Legal & General Investment Management
Sonja Laud (neé Schemmann) is an experienced senior finance professional with more than 17 years of experience in the Asset Management Industry, having worked across multiple countries and for listed (FTSE 100, DAX30) and unlisted companies.
Sonja joined LGIM in January 2019 from Fidelity International where she held the title Head of Equity, responsible for the Global, Equity Income and UK Portfolio Managers as well as the Investment Director team.
Initially at DWS Group in Frankfurt, where she was an award-winning global equities portfolio manager, she then moved to Schroders in London where she managed several global, European and UK equity funds with a focus on high-dividend stocks. After eight successful years, she moved to Barings where she launched and managed global multi-asset portfolios and was a voting member of the asset allocation group before joining Fidelity International as Head of Equity.
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