Columbia Threadneedle has appointed Mine Tezgul co-manager of the Threadneedle (Lux) Pan European Small Cap Opportunities and Threadneedles European Smaller Companies funds, while Matthew Van de Schootbrugge has been appointed manager of the Threadneedle (Lux) Pan European Equity Dividend fund.
Tezgul will co-manage the fund with Philip Dicken, head of European Equities. She joined the firm in 2018 as an equity analyst on the European equities team. Previous roles as an analyst have been held at Lansdowne Partners, SAC Global Investors, Highbridge Capital Management and Citigroup.
Van de Schootbrugge replaces Dan Ison, who remains deputy fund manager on the fund. He joined as a graduate in 2011, and joined the European equities team as an analyst in September 2015.
Dicken said the appointments meant Columbia Threadneedle had "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. I am confident Mine and Matt will continue this successful track record in their new roles."