BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbia Threadneedle Investments today announced that Kelly-Ann Cavagnaro is joining the firm as head of consultant relations for the North America Institutional business, reporting to Scott Couto, head of North America. In this role, Ms. Cavagnaro will lead the consultant relations team that develops and maintains relationships with U.S. and global investment consultants. Columbia Threadneedle manages approximately $190 billion1 in institutional assets globally.
Ms. Cavagnaro joins Columbia Threadneedle from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), where she most recently served as co-head of global consultant relations and as a member of SSGA’s senior leadership team. During an 18-year career at SSGA, Ms. Cavagnaro served in several relationship management roles supporting their institutional business.
Ms. Cavagnaro is joining the leadership team responsible for Columbia Threadneedle’s North American Institutional business that includes Scott Couto, Bill Landes, head of institutional sales and global head of investment solutions, and Francine Asselta, head of institutional relationship management. She will work closely with the firm’s senior institutional leaders in EMEA and APAC and will join the North America Business Management Committee.
“We are delighted to welcome Kelly to Columbia Threadneedle as head of consultant relations for North America,” said Scott Couto. “Kelly brings significant experience of the institutional asset management market and extensive relationships with the investment consultant community to her new role. She is a talented professional and a strong leader, and we look forward to Kelly joining our dedicated leadership team as we advance and grow the institutional business.”
Ms. Cavagnaro will start in November and will be based in Boston. Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial.
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments:
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager that provides a broad range of investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. With more than 2,000 people, including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage $468 billion2 of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP).
1 & 2 As of 06/30/19.
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