In the current environment, focusing portfolio risk on equities is a sensible approach. Given policy uncertainties in the U.S., we think it’s time to incorporate more international diversification. Fixed income markets are once again relevant in the search for diversification, along with unconventional diversifiers like absolute return funds. Watch: Investment Strategy Outlook Q4 2013 Read More
Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Head of Global Asset Allocation
Jeffrey Knight is Head of Global Asset Allocation for Columbia Management. Mr. Knight oversees our broad suite of asset allocation and risk allocation strategies including capital allocation, risk allocation, risk parity and total return funds. He leads a team of six portfolio managers and serves as the lead manager of our capital allocation and risk allocation funds. 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 funds and institutional 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 and implementation of the group’s quantitative models and methodologies. 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.