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Articles by Alex Lyle, Head of Managed Funds, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle

Alex Lyle, Head of Managed Funds, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle

Alex Lyle is Columbia Threadneedle’s head of managed funds for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He takes responsibility for several of the company’s managed funds, is a member of the asset allocation committee and is a key investment contact between the company and a number of its major clients. He joined the company in 1994 and was appointed joint-head of the UK and European equity teams in 1999, and became head of managed funds in 2003. Lyle started his career at Hambros Bank’s unit trust division, which was acquired by Allied Dunbar in 1981 and subsequently became part of Threadneedle Asset Management in 1994. He managed UK equity portfolios for more than 20 years. He has a degree in geography from the University of Oxford.

Emerging markets overlooked resilience

By Alex Lyle, Head of Managed Funds, EMEA, Columbia Threadneedle

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Many investors remain under-allocated to emerging markets, failing to recognise their increasing economic resilience, as well as their richness as a stock pickers’ hunting ground. For the first time, each of the five funds in the Horizon multi-asset range can invest in Emerging Markets equities. This ability – possible since 5 November 2021 – presents new opportunities for investors and bolsters portfolio efficiency, all within the funds’ strict risk boundaries.

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