Emma Rodriguez-Ayala, JD ’06
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Legal & General Investment Management America
Emma is the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Board Secretary of LGIM America, the U.S. arm of LGIM, the 6th largest institutional asset manager globally, managing over $1.8 trillion. LGIM America focuses on sustainable investment solutions, pension stabilization and retirement income generation. Emma leads the risk, compliance, legal and governance functions. She is a member of the LGIM America Executive Committee and the LGIM Global Senior Leadership Team, and Chairs the LGIM America Risk Oversight Committee. She also serves on Legal & General Group’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, helping set D&I priorities across all L&G entities globally, and the LGIM America DEI Steer Co. She was previously an investment management partner at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, among other in-house and private practice experiences. Emma serves on the boards of WTTW (Chicago PBS), WFMT (Chicago’s Classical Music Station), Angeles Investors and the Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council, and is a member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association. She co-led the ESG and Green Economy Sub-Committee of the Volunteer Economic Policy Committee for the 2020 Biden for President Campaign, focused on developing ESG strategy and policy proposals for the campaign and the new administration. She has been previously recognized as a Top Latino Leader by the U.S. National Diversity Council, as a DEI Leader by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, and as a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United, among other honors.