Mr. Lear is the U.S. Chief Investment Officer within the GFICC group. An employee since 2008. Mr. Lear is responsible for overseeing fixed income investment strategies in the U.S., including core plus, insurance, liability-driven investing and stable value.
Executive Director of JPMorgan since 2013, Portfolio Manager of the JPMorgan core bond fund since 2019, Member of GFICC and a portfolio manager responsible for managing other JPMorgan institutional taxable bond portfolios since 2006. He began his investment career in 1999 and has a BS from the University of Dayton, and an MBA from Capital University.
Richard Figuly, Managing Director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in Columbus, Rick is a portfolio manager for the U.S. Value Driven team and is responsible for managing institutional taxable bond portfolios. An employee since 1993, Rick previously served as a fixed income trader trading all taxable fixed income securities while specializing in structured products. Prior to joining the firm, Rick was a fiduciary tax accountant at the Bank One Ohio Trust Company. Rick is also a retired Major of the Ohio Army National Guard. He holds a B.S. in finance from The Ohio State University.