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Melda Mergen

Deputy Global Head of Equities at Columbia Threadneedle


Bio - Tell us a bit about yourself.: Melda Mergen is Deputy Global Head of Equities for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. In this role she leads the company's U.S.-based equity investment team capabilities. She is also co-lead portfolio manager on the Columbia Large Cap Core Strategy. Prior to her current role, Ms. Mergen led the Investment Oversight Team from 2004 to April 2014. Before that, Ms. Mergen was a senior equity quantitative research analyst. Ms. Mergen joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 1999 and has been a member of the investment community since then. Ms. Mergen 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.

She comments: "I believe deeply in the importance of creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels safe, valued and empowered. Asset management is a people business, and our success reflects the talented people who bring diverse and complementary skills and capabilities, working together to identify and develop the best ideas to deliver the outcomes our clients expect. LGBT Great is an important initiative, and as Co-Chair of Columbia Threadneedle's North America Diversity and Inclusion Group, I am proud to help advance it."