Mine Tezgul joined the firm last year as European small cap analyst. She previously spent 10 years as a long-short equity research analyst covering a range of developed market equities at companies including Lansdowne Partners and Highbridge Capital. Mine will support Philip Dicken, Head of European Equities, who is taking the lead in managing Columbia Threadneedle’s Europe ex. UK Small Cap portfolios.
Scott Woods joined the company in 2015 as a portfolio analyst in the Global Equities team, with a particular focus on US small caps, which account for half of the Global Smaller Companies portfolio.
Mark Burgess, Deputy Global CIO and CIO, EMEA at Columbia Threadneedle, said: “We emphasise succession planning and are taking the opportunity to develop and progress our talent following changes in the team. We have a market-leading developed equities capability with a team-based philosophy, a deep bench of talent at all levels and a track record of developing emerging investors into leading portfolio management roles. Senior managers including Phil Dicken and Dave Dudding are a testament to this approach.
“Mine and Scott bring significant experience in the European and global equity space and have both shown clear potential to successfully manage client portfolios. Having worked closely with our portfolio managers, they have proven their ability to find value for our clients through their rigorous analysis of companies. We look forward to seeing them flourish in their new roles and will appoint further analysts to support the wider team.”
These changes follow the departure of Mark Heslop, European and Global Small Cap Equities portfolio manager.
Columbia Threadneedle is a leading global asset manager with more than 2000 people including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm has £338bn in assets under management, 53% of which are in equities.