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William Landes, Ph.D.

Global Head of Investment Solutions & Head of Institutional Sales, North America


  • Joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments firms in 2014
  • Chief investment officer of the multi-asset business for Gottex Fund Management from 2008 to 2014
  • Chief executive officer at 2100 Capital Group from 2004 to 2008
  • Started investment career at Putnam Investments as chief investment officer of global asset allocation, global currency and quantitative equity; was also the firm's global head of investment research
  • Member of the investment community since 1985


  • Attended the University of Findlay, where he received a B.S. in economics
  • Received a Ph.D. in finance from University of Cincinnati