Columbia Management Makes New CIO Appointment

September 20, 2007 ( - Columbia Management appointed Colin Moore as chief investment officer, expanding his role as head of equity to include responsibility for all investment activities.

According to a press release, Moore joined the company in 2002 and will now report to Keith Banks, president of Columbia Management.

He will also be responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of Columbia’s proprietary alternative investment product offering.

“Colin and his team have done a terrific job building a disciplined investment process in equities and have driven Columbia’s performance to a higher level,” said Banks, in the press release. “Colin’s new role will enable him to broaden his impact across the entire investment platform.”

Moore joined Columbiafrom Putnam Investments, where he was chief investment officer for global and international equities.