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Gerard Lillis


Director, Relationship Management
Russell Investments (New York, NY)


Gerry Lillis serves as Director of Relationship Management and also as Head of New York Office. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Lillis spent 24 years at J.P. Morgan and Company where he held a variety of investment and leadership roles. Most recently, he ran Morgan's asset management businesses in Asia and after the Morgan/Chase merger in 2000 he successfully integrated the new firm's investment operations in Japan, with a focus on further developing the firm's equity investment platforms. Earlier, from 1996 to 1999, Gerry led Morgan's fixed income investment group. From 1990 to 1996, he applied his credit and corporate finance experience to Morgan's fixed income business by first expanding its corporate and mortgage private placement practice and subsequently building a global credit research function and designing multi-sector high yield products. From 1987to 1990, Gerry was a public market fixed income Portfolio Manager for institutional clients. Previously, he held several positions in the firm's investment banking division, servicing U.S multinational corporations and U.S. regional banks. He is a member of the Endowment Committee of the Family and Children's Agency, a Fairfield County, Connecticut social services organization and is active in youth athletics. He is a Licensed Registered Representative, NASD Series 7.


Gerry holds a B.A degree in Economics/Government from Cornell University.