Columbia Threadneedle says goodbye to Asian fund manager

DepatureOne of the longest serving female fund managers in the industry is retiring from her role as head of Asian equities, Europe, at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Vanessa Donegan, who has spent 32 years for the company and its predecessor firms, has been replaced by Soo Nam Ng, who is based in Singapore. “She has been an investor through historically transformational times in Asian equity markets,” said Mark Burgess, chief investment officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “She has also been a role model to women entering the industry and has mentored young female talent through the business.” Ng, who leads the eight-strong Asian equities team, will co-manage the flagship Threadneedle Asia fund with George Gosden. Ng joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2013, after serving as chief investment officer at Nikko Asset Management for six years. ©2018 funds global asia

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