Columbia Names Two to Executive Posts

Columbia Management announced the appointments of executives for its Institutional Defined Contribution – Investment Only (DCIO) business and its Consultant Relations efforts.
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A news release said Toby Cromwell has been promoted to lead the Institutional DC efforts, where he will develop the overall strategy to enhance the existing sales and infrastructure of the firm’s institutional DC business.

Cromwell’s 24-year industry experience includes three years leading consultant relations at Columbia Management and 13 years at Invesco Institutional as partner and VP on its DC team, among other roles.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Kennedy has been named to head consultant relations beginning immediately. Kennedy’s experience includes 12 years at Robeco Investment Management (Boston Partners, Weiss, Peck and Greer and Robeco Sage) with 11 years leading the consultant relations effort.

Additionally, Kennedy was a VP of Institutional Sales for UAM and spent eight years at MFS in roles in asset management and equity research.