Investment Industry Veteran with More Than 25 Years of Experience Joins Lincoln Financial from TIAA
18 July 2016

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) has announced that John Morriss joined the company as senior vice president and head of Fixed Income, effective today. He reports directly to Ellen Cooper, executive vice president and chief investment officer.

In his role, Morriss is responsible for oversight of Lincoln’s public fixed income investment portfolio, including investment strategy, asset allocation, manager selection, portfolio management and fixed income analytics.

“I am thrilled to welcome John to Lincoln’s investment team. He is a highly-accomplished fixed income investment professional with broad and extensive experience in asset management, including insurance, credit research, investment process and risk management,” Cooper said. “I am confident that John’s track record of strategic leadership and strong execution will bring significant value to the company and our clients.”

Morriss has spent the majority of his 25-year career at TIAA, where he was most recently head of Fixed Income Research. Other areas of responsibility during his tenure included Structured Finance Research; International Investment Grade Credit Research; High Yield Research and Portfolio Management; and Financial Institutions Credit Research.

Morriss graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in History. He also earned a master’s degree in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business.

About Lincoln Financial Group

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