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Rod Tedstone

Global COO, Investments at Columbia Threadneedle


Bio: Rod Tedstone is the Global Chief Operating Officer - Investments. In this role he works closely with the Global Chief Investment Officer, the Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer and other Investment Leaders to deliver the company's goals.

He joined the company in 1994 and has held a number of positions including Finance Manager, Deputy Group Finance Director, COO for MM Asset Management Limited and Executive Director, Investments. In 2011 he was appointed Investments Chief Operating Officer (Threadneedle) with responsibility for all front office related operational activities including the interfaces with the back office departments.

In 2016, Rod was appointed Deputy Global Chief Operating Officer - Investments for Columbia Threadneedle and in 2019 was appointed Global Chief Operating Officer, Investments. Rod started his career with Allied Dunbar as a management accountant before moving to Bristol & West as Head of Branch and Bank Control.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Computing from the University of Ulster and is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

As a passionate supporter of diversity, inclusion and the right to bring your whole self to work, in 2019 Rod became the Executive Sponsor for the Columbia Threadneedle Investments EMEA Pride and Allies Group. He was recognised in LGBT Great's Project 1000 #50For50 campaign as an executive ally and continues to work within Columbia Threadneedle on developing and enhancing diversity and belonging.

Rod comments: "I am proud to support LGBT Great and the wider LGBT+ community on this important initiative. As an investment firm, our major asset is our people. We employ great people and want to offer them an enjoyable and safe place to work so that they can bring themselves' to work. We do not want people feeling that they need to pretend to be something that they are not for fear of discrimination or recrimination."