Columbia Threadneedle looks to Fidelity and Merian for analyst hires

Will join UK and European equities teams

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William Davies, CIO EMEA and global head of equities at Columbia Threadneedle
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William Davies, CIO EMEA and global head of equities at Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has hired from Fidelity International and Merian Global Investors respectively to fill two analyst roles in its UK and European equities teams.

Kunal Kothari will join the 15-strong UK equities team as a UK equity analyst from Merian Global Investors, where he spent eight years researching UK companies across various sectors. In his new role, Kothari will support investment decisions across the desk, reporting to Chris Kinder, portfolio manager of Columbia Threadneedle's higher alpha UK equities strategies. Columbia Threadneedle poaches distribution head from BlackRock Jamie Lewis has been appointed as a European equity analyst. Columbia Threadneedle said that Lewis will be one of the dedicated analysts for the European...

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