Columbia Threadneedle appoints CEO of EMEA

Former chief risk officer at M&G Investments joins Columbia Threadneedle to head up Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Columbia Threadneedle has appointed a new chief executive officer of Europe, East and Africa (EMEA) and Threadneedle Asset Management.

Michelle Scrimgeour is joining Columbia Threadneedle from M&G Investments where she is currently chief risk officer and director.

Prior to M&G, Scrimgeour worked extensively at BlackRock as co-head of fixed income business management and chief operating officer for fixed income.

She has also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between 1997 and 2006 in several roles including global head of fixed income product.

Ted Truscott, global chief executive officer at Columbia Threadneedle, described Scrimgeour as “a business leader with excellent asset management experience.”

“[Scrimgeour] joins Columbia Threadneedle at an exciting time as we further build our global business and continue to focus on delivering successful investment outcomes and solutions for our clients,” he added.