Columbia Threadneedle nabs head of client investment solutions from BlackRock

Business-Handshake-General-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgColumbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Lorenzo Garcia as head of EMEA client investment solutions.

In his new role, Garcia will work with the global investment team to provide investment solutions to clients in EMEA. He will report to Jeff Knight, global head of investment solutions and Mark Burgess, deputy global chief investment officer.

Garcia spent the past 12 years at Blackrock Investment Managers, most recently as head of EMEA institutional and retail portfolio management, ETF and index investments, where he oversaw £370bn in assets. Prior to that he was head of Blackrock’s EMEA and APAC multi-asset risk and quantitative analysis team.

Burgess says: “Clients are increasingly looking for their asset managers to deliver solutions that meet their specific needs and desired outcomes. Columbia Threadneedle has broad investment capabilities and market-leading multi-asset expertise which leaves us well placed to deliver outcome oriented solutions. Lorenzo’s appointment will further enhance and strengthen our client offering in this area.”