Columbia Threadneedle to join Milan’s absolute return event
Mark Westwood, fund manager, at Columbia Threadneedle Investments will join InvestmentEurope‘s Fund Selector Absolute Return Focus Italy 2015 to present the Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha fund.
The presentation will focus on the Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha fund which is an equity long/short fund. The fund invests long and short in UK equities with the aim of delivering equity like returns with low volatility.
Mark Westwood joined the company in August 2006 as a portfolio manager in the UK equities team. He manages the Threadneedle UK Select fund and co-manages the Threadneedle UK Absolute Alpha fund. He also has research responsibility for the travel & leisure, telecoms and other financial sectors.
He started his portfolio management career in 1998 with Legg Mason before moving to Morley in 2005. Westwood graduated with a BSc (hons) in materials science from Manchester University. He also holds a PhD in materials science and is an associate member of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.