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- Launch date:
8 March 2000
- Benchmark index
ICE BofAML European High Yield ec. Sub Financials Index (EUR)
Fundamental credit research
Portfolio construction and risk management
Gareth Simmons joined the company in 2011 and is currently a portfolio manager and investment analyst in the European High Yield Bond Team. His portfolio management responsibilities include the management of an enhanced ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) high yield strategy. As a senior investment analyst he also has specific responsibility for the telecom, media and technology (TMT) sectors.
Prior to joining the company, Gareth was a sell-side TMT credit analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Gareth has a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham and he also holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Roman Gaiser is the Head of Portfolio Management, High Yield, EMEA having re-joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments in 2018. Based in London, Roman is responsible for the performance of Columbia Threadneedle’s European high yield portfolios.
He has over 20 years of experience of European corporate credit and more than 18 years of experience in running European high yield portfolios. Roman worked at the company before as a high yield portfolio manager between 2005 and 2011. Since 2011. he was Head of High Yield at Pictet Asset Management, in charge of its European high yield and European short-term high yield bond strategies. Previously, he has worked as a portfolio manager at F&C in London and as an analyst for Bankgesellschaft in Berlin.
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