Last updated: 13:10 / Thursday, 2 July 2015
Benelux

Columbia Threadneedle Investments Appoints Sales Director in Luxembourg

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments Appoints Sales Director in Luxembourg

Columbia Threadneedle Investments announces the appointment of Claude Ewen as Sales Director Luxembourg with immediate effect.

In his role, Claude will be responsible for broadening and deepening relations with Luxembourg-based professional investors. Claude will report to Prosper van Zanten, Country Head for the Benelux.

Claude has over 10 years’ experience in the Luxembourg financial market. He joins Columbia Threadneedle Investments from Fidelity Worldwide Investment where he had been senior sales manager since October 2009. Before that, Claude was portfolio manager for several years at Lux- Investment Advisors (now BCEE-Asset Management) where he contributed to the strategic and tactical asset allocation of UCITS funds and discretionary client portfolios and where he had responsibility for the analysis of the energy, commodities, industrial and utilities sectors. Claude started his career in 2000 at Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Luxembourg as client relationship manager. He graduated from Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg with a Master in Economics and Business Management.

Gary Collins, Head of Wholesale Distribution for EMEA and Latin America at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, said: "I am delighted to welcome Claude Ewen to our Benelux team. Claude has spent several years building and nurturing relationships with Luxembourg-based professional investors. We look forward to benefitting from his experience and insight as we grow and harness our presence in this market, significant both in its own right and as a central decision-making hub in Europe”.

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