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Cynthia List

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer
30 Years experience
30 Years at ClearBridge

"A clear and accurate understanding of our financial position and results is crucial to charting a successful path for our business."

Cynthia is the Chief Financial Officer of ClearBridge Investments. She has 30 years of investment industry experience and 10 additional years of related experience in the fields of finance and accounting. She is the Chair of the ClearBridge Brokerage Committee and a member of the Management, Valuation and GIPS Steering Committees.

Cynthia began her career in the investment industry with several ClearBridge predecessor organizations dating back to 1991. She first served as Vice President of Finance at Donald F. Smith and Associates and was integral in the sale of the firm to CitiStreet, LLC (formerly the Copeland Companies) in 1997 where she was a Divisional Controller. In 2001, Cynthia joined Citigroup Asset Management, where she was named Global Controller, Director of Finance and managed various U.S. and International accounting and financial analysis functions. After working on the 2005 transaction for the sale of Citigroup Asset Management to Legg Mason, Cynthia became a Business Manager for ClearBridge Investments. In 2011, she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of ClearBridge.

Her prior positions also include Controller at a software company, Decision Technology, Inc., and Accounting Manager at Lockheed Martin.

Cynthia holds a BS in Commerce with a major in Accounting from Rider University.


  • 30 years of investment industry experience
  • 10 years of additional finance and accounting experience
  • Joined a predecessor organization in 1991
  • Chair of the ClearBridge Brokerage Committee
  • Member of the Management, Valuation and GIPS Steering Committees
  • ClearBridge Investments, LLC - Managing Director, Business Manager
  • Citigroup Asset Management - Global Controller, Director of Finance
  • CitiStreet, LLC (formerly The Copeland Companies) - Divisional Controller
  • Donald F. Smith and Associates, Inc. - Vice President of Finance
  • Decision Technology, Inc. - Controller
  • Lockheed Martin - Accounting Manager
  • BS in Commerce from Rider University