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Robert McConnaughey, Director of Global Research

Robert McConnaughey is the head of equity for Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA). Mr. McConnaughey joined the firm* in 2002 as director of fundamental equity research and has been a member of the investment community since 1993.

Prior to joining Columbia Management, Mr. McConnaughey served as the associate director of research for Citigroup Global Asset Management, overseeing growth industry equity research analysis worldwide. Previously, he was a managing director of Prudential’s Real Estate Securities Group, where he directed research and portfolio management of retail and institutional assets. Mr. McConnaughey began his career in investment management at Fidelity Management & Research, where he was an analyst and portfolio manager.

Mr. McConnaughey earned his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College.

When the QE tide recedes, focus on what is revealed

Robert McConnaughey, Director of Global Research | January 6, 2014

Monetary stimulus from central banks can no longer be counted on to lift asset prices For 2014 we see a market with lower cross-correlations and more divergent investment outcomes Finding alpha opportunities requires in-depth global research to take advantage of market inefficiencies While there is fierce debate on the ultimate effectiveness of monetary stimulus surging