Fund Manager since September 3, 2007
Alasdair Ross is an investment grade credit portfolio manager within the Fixed Income Team at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He is also the investment grade representative on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation Team. Mr. Ross investment background is as a relative value focused bottomup investment grade credit analyst. Between joining Threadneedle Eurp CorporationBd Z Net GBP in 2003 and becoming a portfolio manager in 2007 he had responsibility for covering the TMT utility and energy sectors as well as the sterling whole business securitization sector. Prior to joining Threadneedle Eurp CorporationBd Z Net GBP Mr. Ross worked at BP plc in a rotation of commercial roles. Mr. Ross received a first class honours degree in politics philosophy and economics from Oxford University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Money Manager Since 2007
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The ACD?s investment policy is to invest the assets of the Fund in a managed portfolio of fixed interest securities which are primarily Euro denominated. The portfolio will consist primarily of a broad range of investment grade corporate fixed interest investments in companies domiciled in Europe or which have significant European operations. From time to time, it may also invest in securities issued by investment grade sovereign and supranational borrowers. However, it is intended that the portfolio will not be more than 25% invested in securities rated AAA or equivalent rating by another leading rating agency. A maximum of 10% of the portfolio can be invested in below investment grade securities. Where securities are nonEuro denominated it is intended that they will typically be hedged into Euro.The fund is listed under EUR Corporate Bond
category and is part of Threadneedle Investment Services Ltd