Legal & General Investment Management has appointed Sam Kulahan as a senior member of the LGIM manager research group.
The position, which will make him part of the asset allocation team, will focus on research for liquid and illiquid assets within a team of 13. Kulahan’s work will support the core model portfolios, MPS solutions, and portfolios under LGIM for external managers.
Prior to joining LGIM, Kulahan worked at Morningstar for four years as a senior analyst, focusing on fixed income strategies. Previously, he worked at Deloitte and General Electric.
Emiel van den Heiligenberg, head of asset allocation at LGIM, said: “We are delighted to have Sam on board. He bolsters what is already a strong and very experienced asset allocation team of researchers and fund managers.
“He will be an integral member of our manager research group, bringing unique insight and perspective to manager selection from his time at Morningstar.”
LGIM’s asset allocation team holds over £77bn assets under management and launched its MPS solutions in 2021.
James Crossley, head of UK wholesale at LGIM, said: “Although in relatively early stages of growth, we have seen the real potential of our MPS proposition through new mandates and partnerships, with more to come in 2024.
“I am confident that Sam’s appointment will only strengthen our client proposition when it comes to external manager research. He will help us ensure the best possible diversification across our MPS portfolios, aiming to meet evolving client demands and the desired asset class mix of our tailored solutions in particular.”