Introducing the Investment Manager
Alasdair Ross joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2003 and is Head of Investment Grade Portfolio Management and lead portfolio manager for UK, European and Global credit portfolios.
Between joining the company in 2003 and becoming a portfolio manager in 2007, Alasdair had responsibility for covering the technology, media, telecommunications, utility and energy sectors, as well as the sterling whole business securitisation sector. Prior to joining the company, Alasdair worked at BP plc in a rotation of commercial roles.
Alasdair has a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.Columbia Threadneedle
The Fund intends to invest at least 80% in sterling denominated and sterling hedged corporate bond securities, rated BBB or higher.
The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, units in collective investment schemes (including schemes managed and operated by the ACD or its associates), money market instruments, warrants, cash and near cash deposits as detailed in the Prospectus.
Derivatives may be used both for investment purposes and for efficient portfolio management.