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Legal & General hires solutions head in Japan

Tokyo_Kabuki-choLegal & General Investment Management has hired Stephen Johnson as its head of client solutions in Japan. Johnson will work with Naru Ishida, the firm's head of Japan, to meet what the company says is a rising demand for its investment solutions in the country. “We’ve seen growing demand for our strategies from Japanese investors and we are committed to offering best in class solutions and service to clients in the region,” said Sarah Aitken, head of distribution in the EMEA region. Johnson joins from the European branch of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, where he was responsible for relationships with institutional investors. He formerly worked for Citigroup. UK-based Legal & General Investment Management looks after assets of nearly £1 trillion ($1.3 trillion). ©2018 funds global asia

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