Columbia Threadneedle’s head of emerging market debt, Tim Jagger (pictured), passed away suddenly on 2 October, the company announced Tuesday.
Jagger has over 25 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management, credit strategy research and credit risk management in both Asia and Europe.
He joined Columbia Threadneedle in Singapore in 2017, before moving to London in 2018 to take on his latest role. He led the EMD team, as well as managed the firm’s flagship EMD funds.
William Davies, CIO of EMEA said Jagger was an outstanding fund manager and leader of the global EMD team. ‘He was much admired and respected by colleagues within his team and across Columbia Threadneedle as a whole.
‘He will be remembered by clients and colleagues with much warmth, affection and respect. Tim’s sense of humour and caring nature helped him stand out as a natural leader and friend.
‘I speak on behalf of the whole of Columbia Threadneedle in expressing our deep and heartfelt sadness at his passing. Tim’s family and friends are very much in our prayers at this difficult time,’ he said.
Jagger’s responsibilities have been assumed by senior members of the global EMD team led by Gene Tannuzzo, deputy global head of fixed income.
Both Hilton and Cooke have worked closely with Jagger since 2017. They will continue to work closely with Ed Al-Hussainy, who leads the EMD research team.