Sonja Laud joined Legal & General Investment Management as Chief Investment Officer in January 2019 from Fidelity International where she was 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 before moving 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. Laud has completed a Global Executive MBA programme at TRIUM and has an MSc EMIM from ESCP Europe. She is a CFA charterholder.