William Davies is Global Chief Investment Officer at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He took up this role in January 2022. He was previously Chief Investment Officer, EMEA a role he performed since 2019, with responsibility for the investment performance for all EMEA investment strategies. Davies joined Threadneedle Investments as a European Equities portfolio manager at the company’s inception in 1994. He became Head of European Equities in 1999 and Head of Global Equities in 2011. In 2016, Davies became Head of Equities, EMEA and in 2017 he became Global Head of Equities, assuming responsibility for the company’s equity teams across all regions. Davies performed this role until October 2021.
Before this Davies worked for Eagle Star Investments.
He has also worked for Hambros Bank as a European Investment Manager where he led the European equity team.
Davies holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Exeter University.
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 Eagle Star Investment Managers became part of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited in May 1994.