George is a Fund Manager in the Real Estate Securities team. He joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since September 2005. He joined as an assistant fund manager, and was then promoted to Fund Manager – Direct Property in March 2008. George is responsible for the physical real estate assets managed by the team. This involves sourcing new properties to purchase, asset managing the standing portfolio, and managing the sale of mature assets. He was previously at a niche City investment agency, Morgan Pepper, where as an investment graduate he gained considerable industry experience. He has an MA in Property Valuation and Law from City University and a BA (Hons) from Newcastle University. George is a member of the RICS and also holds the IMC.