Columbia Threadneedle boosts European Equities team
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Mark Nichols to portfolio manager in its European Equities team.
Led by Philip Dicken, the team comprises 11 investment professionals who together manage €24.5bn on behalf of retail and institutional investors.
Nichols will be based in London and joins from F&C Investments where he was director and fund manager in the European Equities team. He has 14 years of market experience and previously held European Equities roles at Lehman Brothers and Invesco.
Dicken said: “We are pleased to welcome Mark to the European Equities team and to expand our capabilities in this area. His strong track record and experience will further enhance our client proposition and help build on our success to date.
“The European economy is on a strong path to recovery. This has translated into positive momentum in the stock market – yesterday’s bears have become today’s bulls. We are expecting 10% corporate earnings growth in Europe this year and investors have a real opportunity to enjoy healthy returns.”