Ann Steele joined Threadneedle in 2009 as a senior portfolio manager in the European equities team. Before joining the company, Ann worked at Pictet Asset Management, where she managed a number of institutional funds. She has also held senior investment positions at Gartmore and Henderson. Prior that, Ann joined Gartmore as an Investment Manager in the European Equity Team in 1993. Her career started in Corporationrate Finance for three years before training as a European investment manager with Walter Scott Partners in Edinburgh. In 1986, she joined Henderson Administration and was appointed a director of Henderson Investment Services in 1988, responsible for pension funds and retail clients within the European team. She then worked for Enskilda Asset Management prior to joining Gartmore. Ann holds degrees in Law and Music from the University of Glasgow. .