Articles by Melda Mergen

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Melda Mergen is the global head of equities for Columbia Threadneedle Investments strategies. In this role she leads the company’s equity investment team capabilities. Melda is also a portfolio manager for the Columbia Select Large Cap Equity strategy, Columbia Large Cap Growth strategy and the Columbia Global Value strategy. Prior to her current role, Melda led the Investment Consultancy & Oversight (5P) team from 2004 to April 2014. Before that, she was a senior equity quantitative research analyst. She joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 1999 and has been a member of the investment community since then. Melda appears regularly on Bloomberg Television and CNBC and has been quoted in various media outlets, including Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Melda is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry. She is co-chair of Columbia Threadneedle’s North America Diversity and Inclusion Group and was named as one of the 2020 Global Top 100 Executive Allies by LGBT Great. Melda received a B.A. in Economics from Bogazici University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute. In addition, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® designations.

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By Jonathan Sandell, Scottish Widows

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What Differentiates Our Platform versus Other Providers in The Market? I would say collaboration, connectedness and commitment. First, collaboration is key. We never forget we are here to help advisers provide a great experience to their clients. While the tech stack is important, what occasionally gets overlooked is the role of people. The value of the collaboration between the people who use platforms and those who run them is what determines real, long-term success.

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By Hamish Chamberlayne, Janus Henderson Investors

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Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of Global Sustainable Equities at Janus Henderson Investors, considers the seismic changes that are happening to make renewable energy the new backbone of the global economy.

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Ignore the Instability in the Mortgage Market – the UK Consumer is on Solid Ground

By Ed Legget, Artemis

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Ed Legget, manager of the Artemis UK Select Fund, believes the UK consumer is in much better shape than negative headlines would suggest. This means the low valuations of UK consumer discretionary stocks are unjustified and represent an attractive entry point for long-term investors.

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By Jasveet Brar, M&G

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By Aaron Scully, Janus Henderson Investors

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By Devan Kaloo, Abrdn

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Devan Kaloo, Global Head of Private Markets at Abrdn, explains why they believe there are compelling reasons to invest in emerging markets.

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Mark Nash, Huw Davies and James Novotny discuss the divergence in monetary policy between the US and Europe and how that’s creating opportunities in the bond markets.

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