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.
Justin Rucker, executive director, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group. Based in Columbus, Justin is a portfolio manager for the U.S. Value Driven team and is responsible for managing Long Duration & Core Bond institutional taxable bond portfolios and fund vehicles. Justin is responsible for long duration strategies with benchmarks that span the range from actively managed to custom liability-based across a broad spectrum of fixed income sectors. An employee since 2006, Justin most recently was a member of the Mid Institutional Portfolio Management team specializing in structured product sectors & managing Core Bond portfolios. He also spent three years in the client portfolio management group for Global Fixed Income & three years as an Internal Client Advisor for JPMorgan Mutual Funds. Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked the trade desk for Open E Cry, LLC, a brokerage firm specializing in Futures and FX trading. Justin holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Dayton, an M.B.A. from Capital University, and is a CFA charterholder.
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.