Columbia Threadneedle has appointed Michelle Scrimgeour as chief executive officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and CEO of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited.
She will also join the executive leadership team of Ameriprise Financial, Columbia Threadneedle being the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial.
Scrimgeour joins from M&G Investments, where she holds currently the roles of chief risk officer and director of M&G Group Limited.
Prior to joining M&G, she worked at BlackRock where she was a member of the European executive committee which led the firm’s $1trn EMEA business and oversaw the integration of BlackRock and BGI in London.
Formerly, she has also been chief operating officer for international fixed income; global head of Fixed Income Product; head of Alternative Investments and held senior roles in the quantitative equity and transition management businesses of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Mercury Asset Management (now known as BlackRock).
Commenting the appointment, Ted Truscott, global CEO of Columbia Threadneedle, said: “Michelle joins Columbia Threadneedle at an exciting time as we further build our global business and continue to focus on delivering successful investment outcomes and solutions for our clients.”
As of 30 September 2016, Columbia Threadneedle managed €416bn in assets.