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Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation

Jeff Knight is Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation for Columbia Management. Mr. Knight leads a team of six portfolio managers responsible for our broad suite of multi-asset strategies including capital allocation, risk allocation, absolute return and total return funds. In addition, Mr. Knight will join the Threadneedle Asset Allocation Committee to provide a macro perspective on various global asset classes for the purposes of helping the committee establish its outlook for global markets. Mr. Knight joined the firm in 2013 and has been a member of the investment community since 1987.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Knight was Head of Global Asset Allocation at Putnam Investments where he managed numerous mutual fund and institutional multi-asset strategies. He began his career at Putnam in 1993 as a Senior Analyst in the Global Asset Allocation group. A founding member of the team, he was instrumental in the development of Putnam’s asset allocation investment philosophy and strategies. While at Putnam, Mr. Knight authored the firm’s Capital Market Outlook quarterly publication. Previously, he was a Senior Associate in tax services at Coopers & Lybrand, a Financial Analyst in the federal systems division at IBM and started his career as a Staff Economist at Economic Consulting Services, Inc.

Mr. Knight earned a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Market volatility: Where do we go from here?

Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation | October 27, 2014

Watch Jeff Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation, explain his view of the markets and what’s next for investors. Taking a cross-asset perspective, Knight looks at some key trends leading up to the recent market volatility, including falling U.S. bond yields, economic slowdown in Europe and a strengthening U.S. dollar. Given

Interview with Jeff Knight – The three pillars of a resilient portfolio

Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation | July 21, 2014

IMCA Jeff Knight Interview The Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) interviewed Jeff Knight recently and he spoke about the three pillars of a resilient portfolio for today’s environment. Many investors are looking to preserve post-crisis gains and bolster the defensive dimension of their portfolios to better withstand volatility. In this video, Jeff Knight, Global Head

Interpreting the bond rally from a multi-asset perspective

Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Asset Allocation | June 2, 2014

A framework for identifying capital market states can help set expectations for markets in the aftermath of the recent bond rally. Our framework suggests a highly bullish market state for equities although that market state would shift to bearish if conditions became more neutral. While we expect ongoing strength in equities (which should pressure bond