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Mark Burgess

CIO EMEA and Global Head of Equities

Columbia Threadneedle

I am a White British male, who grew up in the East End of London and went to a large inner City Comprehensive school.

I went to Keele University, where I read Economics and Philosophy and upon graduation joined Refuge Assurance as a trainee UK Fund Manager in their investment Dep’t. I subsequently joined Morgan Grenfell Asset Management where I stayed for 12 years, moving from Fund to Business and Client management.

I became Head of Equities at LGIM, before joining Threadneedle (now ColumbiaThreadneedle) as CIO in 2010.

I have a working wife, and two teenage daughters so ensuring they enjoy a diverse world is very important to me. I love cooking, and as a result of my upbringing am a lifelong fan of West Ham Utd.

 

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