Steven Lear, managing director, is the U.S. Chief Investment Officer within GFICC, responsible for all fixed income investment strategies in the U.S. Steve is also a member of JPMorgan's Asset Management Investment Committee.
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Steve was at Schroders Investment Management for ten years, serving as the head of U.S. Fixed Income for the last seven years. Previously, Steve was a partner at Weiss Peck and Greer, a portfolio manager at Credit Suisse First Boston Asset Management and the first mortgage securities analyst at Fidelity Investments. Steve began his career in 1980 at Mercer Consulting.
He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A from the University of California, Berkeley and is a CFA charterholder.