Ted Truscott, CEO — Global Asset Management, leads the Columbia Management and Threadneedle Investments organizations. He is responsible for managing the firm's retail, institutional and owned asset portfolios, including the Columbia and Threadneedle families of mutual funds, collective funds, institutional and retail separate accounts, and alternative investments.
Based in Boston, Columbia Management has investment operations in key U.S. locations, including Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Menlo Park, California. Threadneedle Investments, headquartered in London, is an international investment manager with a presence in 17 countries across the globe.
Before joining the company in August 2001, Truscott was chief investment officer with Zurich Scudder Investments, Americas, and managing director — Zurich Scudder Investments. Truscott joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark in 1992 as a portfolio manager and equity research analyst, focusing on Latin American countries and securities.
Prior to Scudder, Truscott was with Chemical Bank from 1983 to 1992, first as a credit analyst and banking officer covering Asian banks and corporations at Chemical Bank. Later, Truscott joined Chemical's LDC Structured Finance Group, concentrating on the creation and management of Chemical's debt/equity swap portfolio in Latin America.
Truscott serves on several boards across the Columbia, Threadneedle and Ameriprise businesses. In addition, he is on the Board of Governors of Investment Company Institute (ICI) and a member of the Board of Trustees for Middlebury College.
Truscott earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Middlebury College and a master's of business administration in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.