Columbia ThreadneedleInvestments is promoting two of its investment professionals into senior portfolio management roles for its Global and European Small Cap strategies.
The firm has named Mine Tezgul deputy manager of the firm's Europe ex UK Small Cap portfolios while Scott Woods will become manager of theThreadneedle (Lux) Global Smaller Companies Fund, stepping up from his position as deputy portfolio manager.
Tezgul joined the firm last year as European small cap analyst after having 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. She will support Philip Dicken, head of European Equities, who is taking the lead in managingColumbiaThreadneedle's Europe ex. UK Small Cap portfolios.
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.
These changes follow the departure of Mark Heslop, European and Global Small Cap Equities portfolio manager, who has been appointed today by Jupiter Asset Management as a European equity manager and small company specialist.
Columbia Threadneedlehas 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.