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Columbia Threadneedle Investments appoints Head of EMEA Client Investment Solutions


Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lorenzo Garcia as Head of EMEA Client Investment Solutions. Garcia is based in London, reporting to Jeff Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Mark Burgess, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer. 

Columbia Threadneedle has diverse investment capabilities globally covering equities, fixed income and alternatives, as well as established responsible investment and risk parity capabilities. It also has a strong legacy of asset allocation, with over USD130 billion invested in these strategies and a demonstrable track record in multi-asset.
At Columbia Threadneedle Lorenzo will be working with the global investment team to deliver investment solutions to clients in EMEA.
Garcia brings 17 years’ investment experience, including a 12-year career with Blackrock Investment Managers where his most recent role was Head of EMEA Institutional and Retail Portfolio Management, ETF and Index Investments, overseeing in excess of GBP370 billion within 170 portfolios. Prior to that, Garcia was Head of Blackrock’s EMEA and APAC Multi-Asset Risk and Quantitative Analysis team, responsible for the oversight of International Multi-Asset and Client Solutions Mandates and working extensively with clients in relation to risk analysis, risk advice and portfolio construction.
Mark Burgess, Deputy Global CIO, says: “Clients are increasingly looking for their asset managers to deliver solutions that meet their specific needs and desired outcomes. Columbia Threadneedle has broad investment capabilities and market leading multi-asset expertise which leaves us well placed to deliver outcome oriented solutions. Lorenzo’s appointment will further enhance and strengthen our client offering in this area.”

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