Many large companies derive significant revenue outside of the U.S. International markets offer both growth opportunities and attractive equity yields. Investors should consider global dividend funds as part of their current portfolio. The line between domestic and global securities has blurred. The top constituents by market capitalization of the S&P 500 index include Apple, Exxon
Paul Berlinguet, Vice President, Equity Products
Paul Berlinguet is a vice president for equity products at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. Previously, Mr. Berlinguet was a senior portfolio manager and head of the growth equities group at the firm. Mr. Berlinguet joined the firm in 2003 and has been a member of the investment community since 1988.
Prior to joining Columbia Management, Mr. Berlinguet was a portfolio manager and head of the large- and mid-cap equity groups at John Hancock Funds. In this role, he restructured several equity funds totaling more than $1 billion in assets under management. Previously, he was a large-cap growth portfolio manager and head of the global technology research team at Baring Asset Management. During his 12 years at Baring Asset Management, he also managed a small-cap aggressive growth unit trust and was lead portfolio manager for four years.
Mr. Berlinguet earned B.S. and B.A. degrees in marketing from Suffolk University and an M.S.M. degree in management from Lesley University.