Columbia Names New Head of Institutional, Intermediary Distribution

Columbia Management has announced several key leadership appointments in its distribution and portfolio management areas.
The firm named Jeffrey F. Peters head of institutional distribution reporting to Michael A. Jones, president, Columbia Management. In this role Peters will oversee Columbia Management’s institutional sales, client service, consultant relations and international functions. Peters was most recently with Putnam Investments, where he oversaw that firm’s international business operations.
Additionally, David M. Feldman and Beth Ann Brown were named heads of intermediary distribution, also reporting to Jones. Feldman will serve as head of intermediary sales, responsible for all external and internal wholesale distribution of Columbia Management products through financial advisors, and Brown will serve as strategic relations executive, responsible for strategic partnering and broadening relationships with intermediary firms. Feldman and Brown have previously held senior distribution roles for the organization, following similar leadership roles at predecessor firms, according to the announcement.
Robert K. McConnaughey was named head of equity, reporting to Colin Moore, Columbia Management chief investment officer and head of Alternative Investments. McConnaughey joined Columbia Management in 2002 and previously served as director of Columbia Management’s Fundamental Equity Research.

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