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Columbia Threadneedle adds to global investment solutions business


Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Threadneedle) has strengthened its Global Investment Solutions team with the appointment of Dr Stuart Jarvis as Senior Research Director. 

Jarvis is based in London and reports to Lorenzo Garcia, Head of EMEA & APAC Investment Solutions.
Jarvis brings 22 years of investment and actuarial experience, including a 15-year career at BlackRock, where he most recently was a Managing Director in the Portfolio Research Group within the BlackRock Investment Institute, responsible for portfolio construction and capital market assumptions research as well as for modelling customised solutions for pension plans, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to that role, Stuart was instrumental in the creation of their Liability Driven Investment business. Earlier in his career Stuart was a pensions consultant at Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow (now Aon Hewitt). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds advanced degrees in mathematics from Cambridge University and Oxford University. He is an acknowledged thought leader on the subject of stochastic modelling and asset allocation.
Columbia Threadneedle’s Global Investment Solutions team is responsible for the research, design and delivery of customised investment solutions to clients that utilise the breadth of the firm’s active investment management expertise and established multi-manager research capability. The firm has significant capabilities in building advanced customized solutions for insurance and pensions clients.
Lorenzo Garcia, Head of EMEA & APAC Investment Solutions of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, says: “The Solutions business is a large and growing global capability within Columbia Threadneedle. Clients are increasingly seeking tailored investment solutions addressing their specific needs. Adding Stuart to our team will further enhance and strengthen our asset-liability modelling and help us to deliver advanced customised solutions to our most complex client engagements.”

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