Sam is a Director in the Global Smaller Companies team and is lead manager of the European Assets Trust and the European portion of the Global Smaller Companies Trust. Sam joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO GAM (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO since 2010. He joined the group from BNP Investment Partners. He began his career in 2000 as a European Institutional analyst at Invesco before moving to Barings, and then to Fortis Investments as a Portfolio Manager within their European Small Caps team. Sam graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics from Nottingham University in 1999, has attained the IMC and is a CFA Charterholder.