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Melda Mergen, Global Head of Equities, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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.

Focus On Quality For Success In Equities

By Melda Mergen, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Investors should not expect everything to go ‘back to normal’ in 2023, says Melda Mergen. Higher inflation and a weaker economic environment will mean not all companies will thrive. As the economy reopened after the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a lot of one-off drivers of inflation, but longer-lasting drivers have also been unleashed.

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