MBA alumnus Pelkola named head of fixed income at Lincoln Financial Group


September 23, 2013

Marquette Business alumnus Scott Pelkola has joined Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) as senior vice president and head of fixed income, the firm announced recently. Pelkola graduated with an MBA from Marquette in 1997.

In his role, Pelkola is responsible for setting, implementing and providing oversight for Lincoln's fixed income investment strategy. Among his priorities, he will drive and execute a fixed income process to support the company's multi-manager framework that includes portfolio management analytics, an asset allocation framework, and oversight of tactical fixed income asset managers.

"Scott is a talented business leader with vision and strong strategic skills, coupled with broad markets experience as an insurance company portfolio manager, asset allocation strategist, and fixed income specialist," said Ellen Cooper, executive vice president and chief investment officer for Lincoln.

Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Pelkola served as director and portfolio manager in the investment department for the global portfolio management unit of MetLife. Before MetLife, Pelkola served as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for the treasury capital market department at Washington Mutual Bank. Earlier in his career, Pelkola worked in investment management roles at General Electric and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. He began his career at Allstate Life Insurance Company.

He earned a Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in 1998, and he was certified with a Six Sigma Green Belt in 2002.