Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register free for our breaking news email alerts with analysis and cutting edge commentary from our award winning team. Registration only takes a minute.

Columbia Threadneedle CIO named IA investment chair

Columbia Threadneedle CIO named IA investment chair

Columbia Threadneedle’s chief investment officer EMEA Mark Burgess has been appointed as the new chair of the Investment Association’s (IA) Investment Committee.

Burgess (pictured) will start his duties right way as he chairs this afternoon’s Investment Committee meeting.

The Investment Committee is one of the IA’s main committees and is responsible for all matters affecting asset managers. The committee focuses on sustainability and responsible investing, trading, derivatives and private markets.

‘Mark has a wealth of industry experience and his leadership will benefit the work of the IA in ensuring that markets work fairly and effectively to meet the needs of savers and investors,’ said Galina Dimitrova, IA director for investment and capital markets.

Burgess added: ‘The asset management industry is undergoing a time of change, challenge and opportunity and as an industry, we have a responsibility to ensure that we are delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients. 

‘I look forward to working closely with the committee to provide strategic oversight of the Association’s activities which support users of capital markets.”

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play Hugh Young: the buck stops with me on Asia recovery

Hugh Young: the buck stops with me on Asia recovery

The Veteran Asia Pacific fund manager discusses how he is going to improve the performance of Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus and the other investment trusts run by his team.

Play Tim Steer: fund managers will have to get 'stuck in'

Tim Steer: fund managers will have to get 'stuck in'

The second part of our film with former Artemis and New Star fund manager Tim Steer looks at how his profession has evolved over the past two decades.

2 Comments Play Tim Steer: how to spot a stock disaster coming

Tim Steer: how to spot a stock disaster coming

The former Citywire AAA-rated fund manager has written a book on 22 stock disasters and how forensic examination of annual reports could have spotted them coming.

Read More
Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: how a private office combined Lord North Street and C Hoare veterans

Profile: how a private office combined Lord North Street and C Hoare veterans

Quite different roads took Koerling and McArdle to Owl, but this diversity of background and experience is designed to be at the very heart of the business.

Wealth Manager on Twitter