Alban is the lead fund manager of the CT Real Estate Equity Market Neutral Fund and CT European Real Estate Securities Fund, and co-manager of the CT Global Real Estate Securities Fund and CT Property Growth & Income Fund. Alban joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since July 2008. He was previously at Citigroup Global Markets as an equity research analyst focusing on continental European real estate. Prior to that he was at Société Générale Securities, where he focused on transport equity research. He completed a BSc Business and Management programme at ESC Toulouse, including one year at the Brunel University, School of Business Management in London. He also attended CERAM Nice High Business School. In 2005 he obtained a post-graduate Specialised Master in Finance in 2005 from ESCP-EAP.