Ian is Global co-Head of Income and Head of Credit EMEA. He joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since 2002. Prior to this, Ian worked at WestLB Asset Management as a Fund Manager in the Global Fixed Income and Currencies team, with responsibilities for Sterling investments and global credit exposure. In 1996, Ian joined MGM Assurance as a Fixed Income Fund Manager, having started his career with Whittingdale in 1992. Ian obtained an MSc (Eng) in Integrated Management Systems in 1990, having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1989 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering. Ian holds the IIMR.