Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lorenzo Garcia as head of EMEA client investment solutions from BlackRock, where he spent 12 years.
Based in London, Garcia will report to Jeff Knight, global head of investment solutions and Mark Burgess, deputy global CIO at Columbia Threadneedle.
In his new role, he will be responsible for delivering investment solutions to the firm's EMEA clients.
At BlackRock, Garcia held a number of roles, most recently head of EMEA institutional and retail portfolio management, ETF and index investments.
Prior to that, he was head of BlackRock's EMEA and APAC multi-asset risk and quantitative analysis team.
He also previously held positions at National Australia Bank, as senior portfolio credit risk analyst, and BBVA as a risk analyst.
Burgess said: "Clients are increasingly looking for their asset managers to deliver solutions that meet their specific needs and desired outcomes. Lorenzo's appointment will further enhance and strengthen our client offering in this area."
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