About World Asset Management
At World Asset ManagementSM, our team-based approach is the foundation for providing successful solutions.
Chief Investment Officer
John Lynch is Chief Investment Officer for Comerica Wealth Management and is responsible for investment strategy, asset allocation and portfolio management. He is also the chair of the Wealth Management Investment Policy Committee.John was most recently with LPL Financial, where he served as Chief Investment Strategist and was responsible for investment strategy, economic analysis and portfolio management for the largest independent broker dealer in the U.S.Prior to that role, John spent more than 20 years at Wells Fargo and Wachovia, where he served as Chief Investment Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Wells Fargo Private Bank, Chief Equity Strategist for Wells Fargo Asset Management, and Chief Market Analyst for Evergreen Investments.
Director - Domestic Equity
Mr. Lessnau is a member of the Domestic Investment Management Team and is responsible for the trading and management of the domestic equity index products. Eric is responsible for the customization, development and oversight of domestic equity products based on client specific needs and requirements. Eric began his career with Comerica Bank in 2000 as an Investment Bank Analyst in Institutional Trust. In 2003 he moved to Comerica Securities, Inc. where he was a Senior Analyst in Institutional Sales Operations. Eric joined World Asset Management in January 2008. Eric has a B.S. in corporate finance from Central Michigan University and an M.S.F. from Walsh College.
Portfolio Manager - International Equity
Kevin is a Portfolio Manager with the International Investment Management Team, providing analytical and trading support for the international equity funds. Kevin began his career with Comerica Bank in 2003 as an Investment Bank Analyst in Trust Operations. During his career in Operations, Kevin worked as a Collective Fund Accountant, Senior Analyst in the Money Market Operations Unit, and managed the Fund Accounting Unit. Kevin has a B.B.A. and M.S.F from Walsh College.
Michael Mikha, CFA
Portfolio Manager - Domestic Equity
Michael is a Portfolio Manager with the Domestic Equities Management Team. Michael is responsible for the cash management and day-to-day trading of the equity funds managed by the team. Michael began his career with Comerica Bank in 2003 as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Fraud Services/Audit department. He has also held positions within Comerica’s Controller department and Comerica Securities, Inc. as Special Projects Officer and Financial Analysis & Reporting Specialist respectively. Michael joined Comerica Asset Management Group in 2008 where he last held the position of Head Trader for the Central Trading Desk. He joined World Asset Management in June of 2014. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Windsor, Ontario. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst®designation and holds series 7, 66, and 27 FINRA licenses.
Senior Client Account Manager
Kelly is responsible for marketing and client servicing functions at World Asset Management. Marketing responsibilities include the development of presentation materials and the implementation of all promotional materials for World Asset Management. Kelly is also responsible for supporting and enhancing relationships with clients, consultants and other investment management firms where World Asset Management acts in a sub-investment advisor capacity. Kelly joined World Asset in 1998. Kelly received a B.S. in marketing from Madonna University.
Laura S. Armstrong, CFA, CFP®
Manager, Securities & Comerica Asset Management Group Administration
Laura has over a decade of investment experience working in several prominent registered investment advisor firms in southeast Michigan. Most recently, Laura worked as a Portfolio Manager for Portfolio Solutions® and as an Investment Analyst for Telemus Capital Partners.
Laura received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. Laura is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Detroit. She also holds a Certified Financial Planner™ designation and serves on the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) of Michigan Membership/Career Development Committee is a series 7,63, and 65 licensee.