Laura is a Product Specialist in the Emerging Market Debt team where she is responsible for client servicing, marketing and product development. She joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since June 2015. Laura started within the Client Management function, responsible for servicing institutional clients across Europe, with a particular focus on EMD mandates. Laura has extensive experience across the industry in client facing roles at Aberdeen Asset Management, Barclays and Aviva Investors. She holds a BSc (Hons) from Aston University in French and German and has passed the CFA UK Level 4 Certificate in Investment Management (“IMC”).