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Threadneedle boosts US equities team with quadruple hire

by Elsa Buchanan on Jun 16, 2014 at 13:07

Threadneedle boosts US equities team with quadruple hire

Threadneedle Investments has bolstered its US equities team with the appointment of three analysts and a portfolio manager.

Benedikt Blomberg, Nicolas Janvier and Amit Kumar are set to join as analysts, reporting to head of US equities Diane Sobin. The trio are senior research analysts, each with more than 10 years' experience in asset management.

Blomberg and Janvier join from Columbia Management - a subsidiary of Threadneedle's parent Ameriprise - while Kumar joins from Artham Capital Partners.

They will joining Threadneedle's analyst team, including Stéphane Jeannin and Brad Colton, while Janvier will maintain his analytical duties and responsibilities with Columbia Management’s New York-based value team.

Meanwhile, Richard Adams, who was previously an analytics manager in the reporting and information services team at Threadneedle, joins the US Equities team as a client portfolio manager.

Mark Burgess (pictured), chief investment officer at Threadneedle commented: 'I am very pleased about the swift progress we have made in enhancing our London-based US Equities team, while at the same time increasing our collaboration with Columbia Management’s US Equities team.

'This brings our clients the benefit of a fully resourced team that leverages the significant capabilities, intellectual capital and strength of both organisations. I am confident that with their significant expertise in this asset class, our US Equities team will continue to deliver for our clients globally.'

This follows the appointments of US fund manager Nadia Grant in January from JP Morgan Asset Management.

At the same time, Threadneedle's US equity head Cormac Weldon and fund manager Stephen Moore left the firm for Artemis, and Sobin became head of US equities, reporting to equity head Leigh Harrison. As part of the restructure Threadneedle announced it would increase collaboration with Columbia Management’s US equities team.

The Threadneedle American Select , Threadneedle US Equity Income and American Retail  funds feature in the fund group's range.

 

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