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Columbia Management Hires Investment Veteran William Landes as Deputy Head of Global Investment Solutions

June 30, 2014



BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Columbia Management announced today that veteran investment professional William Landes, Ph.D. has joined the firm in a new position as Deputy Head of Global Investment Solutions. Dr. Landes will serve in a dual role, setting the strategic direction for Columbia’s multi-asset business, including product development and client solutions, as well as working with the Investment Solutions team to deliver investment strategies to meet client goals.

Dr. Landes will drive the expansion of Columbia’s outcome-oriented investment capabilities, working in partnership with Jeff Peters, Global Head of Institutional Distribution and Business Solutions, and Jeff Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions. In addition, Dr. Landes and the team will collaborate with Toby Nangle, Head of Multi-Asset Allocation for Threadneedle Investments. Columbia and Threadneedle form the Global Asset Management business of Ameriprise Financial.

“We’re delighted to have such an experienced and highly regarded investment professional join Columbia to drive the growth of our investment solutions business,” said Jeff Peters. “Drawing on his significant experience in both traditional and alternative asset management, Bill’s combination of investment depth and business leadership will help us grow our offering of multi-asset products and capabilities that deliver outcome-oriented solutions to our clients.”

Together, Columbia and Threadneedle manage more than $150 billion* in outcome-oriented investment strategies for individual, institutional and insurance clients. The Investment Solutions effort intends to deploy its expertise across strategies formulated for the specific and evolving challenges confronting investors.

With over 25 years of investment industry experience, Dr. Landes has held a number of senior positions at leading firms managing both traditional and alternative investments. He joins the firm from Gottex Fund Management, where he was Chief Investment Officer of Global Multi-Asset Portfolios. Previously Dr. Landes was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of 2100 Capital Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund and fund of hedge funds group. He began his investment industry career in 1985 at Putnam Investments and during 18 years there held various senior positions including CIO of Global Asset Allocation, Global Head of Investment Research and Portfolio Manager for US Fixed Income Mutual Funds. Dr. Landes holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.

About Columbia Management:

Columbia Management is a leading manager of long-term mutual fund assets with $358 billion under management as of March 31, 2014. Columbia Management is a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP).

*As of 3/31/2014. Reflects the combined assets under management for Columbia Management and all entities in the Threadneedle group of companies. Threadneedle International Limited is an FCA and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment adviser based in the UK and an affiliate of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

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