Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Threadneedle) has strengthened its Global Investment Solutions team with the appointment of Stuart Jarvis as senior research director.
Jarvis will be based in London reporting to Lorenzo Garcia, head of EMEA & APAC Investment Solutions.
From his 22 years' investment and actuarial experience, he has spent 15 working at BlackRock, where he most recently was a managing director in the Portfolio Research Group within the BlackRock Investment Institute, responsible for portfolio construction and capital market assumptions research as well as for modelling customised solutions for pension plans, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to that position, he played a key role in the creation of their Liability Driven Investment business.
Earlier in his career Jarvis was a pensions consultant at Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow (now Aon Hewitt).
Columbia Threadneedle's Global Investment Solutions team is responsible for the research, design and delivery of customized investment solutions to clients that utilise the breadth of our active investment management expertise and established multi-manager research capability. The firm has significant capabilities in building advanced customized solutions for insurance and pensions clients.
Lorenzo Garcia, head of EMEA & APAC Investment Solutions of Columbia Threadneedle Investments said:"The Solutions business is a large and growing global capability within Columbia Threadneedle. Clients are increasingly seeking tailored investment solutions addressing their specific needs.
"Adding Jarvis to our team will further enhance and strengthen our asset-liability modelling and help us to deliver advanced customized solutions to our most complex client engagements."