Our leadership team
Richard Watts oversees Columbia Threadneedle’s investment function in EMEA, working as part of our global investment team and building on our strong established approach and capabilities. He has worked in financial services since 1997 and has a range of investment experience including within fixed income and solutions.
Richard is also Global Head of Solutions for Columbia Threadneedle with responsibility for our LDI, fiduciary and other solutions capabilities.
Nick assumed his current role in September 2019. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Ameriprise Financial. Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry across a variety of distribution, product, strategy and general management positions.
Michaela Collet Jackson is responsible for our client business as well as driving our commercial growth across all products and client segments in EMEA. She joined the company in 2021 and is also jointly responsible for marketing across the region. Michaela has nearly 20 years’ experience in the asset management industry, having held a variety of client and sales roles.