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Lloyd’s adds L&G exec Eleanor Bucks to build out investment platform

13th July 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Lloyd’s is set to welcome Eleanor Bucks to the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer, established in order to build and lead the marketplace’s new investment platform for the market.

Effective September 2021, Bucks will be ensuring Lloyd’s new platform creates greater scale and provides access to a broader range of products, ultimately reducing cost and improving returns for the market.

She will also oversee Lloyd’s Treasury and Investment Management team.

Bucks joins from Legal & General where she was the Chief Operating Officer of its alternative asset platform, Legal & General Capital.

She has 20 years of experience in insurance and finance including several roles at Legal & General as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Direct Investment and Real Assets for Legal & General Retirement.

Burkhard Keese, Chief Financial Officer of Lloyd’s said, “I’m thrilled that Eleanor will be joining Lloyd’s to build and lead the Lloyd’s Market Investment platform.

“Eleanor joins Lloyd’s at an exciting time as we create an investment platform that will significantly improve investment returns for the market.

“With a strong track record of investing to support pensions and insurance in the UK, Bermuda and the US, she brings with her a valuable global perspective, which not only strengthens the existing Investments team at Lloyd’s but also adds to the diverse representation of Lloyd’s senior leadership team.”

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