Columbia Threadneedle appoints new head of institutional, ANZ

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Glen Giddings as head of institutional, Australia and New Zealand, effective 3 September.

In his new role, Giddings would report to Jon Allen, head of distribution Asia Pacific, and would be responsible for developing the asset management group’s institutional business in Australia and New Zealand.

Giddings joins from NAB Asset Management and has almost 20 years’ experience in the institutional business, with senior roles at Barclays Global Investors and BlackRock.

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Raymundo Yu, chairman of Columbia Threadneedle, Asia Pacific, said Giddings’ institutional experience and market insights would be invaluable in growing the business.

Allen said Giddings’ proven track record in new business development would aid in the continued offer of specific strategies and investment solutions relevant to markets.

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