Columbia hires Jeffrey Knight to lead global asset allocation team
Veteran portfolio manager Jeffrey L Knight has joined Columbia Management in a new position as head of global asset allocation.
Knight (pictured) will oversee an existing suite of asset allocation solutions, including institutional strategies and mutual funds.
“We’re incredibly pleased to add such an experienced and highly regarded investment professional to lead our Global Asset Allocation Team,” says Colin Moore, chief investment officer. “Jeff’s leadership will help us further enhance our existing asset allocation capabilities on behalf of institutional clients, financial advisors and retail investors.”
The global asset allocation team at Columbia Management currently manages a diverse line-up of asset allocation strategies including capital allocation, risk allocation, risk parity and total return products and solutions.
Knight joins Columbia Management from Putnam Investments, where he most recently managed several mutual funds and institutional strategies as head of global asset allocation. He began at Putnam in 1993 as senior quantitative analyst in the global asset allocation group and was instrumental in the development of quantitative models and methodologies. His investment industry career began in 1987.
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