Michael Poole joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2005 and is a portfolio manager within the High Yield Bond team. He manages the European High Yield Bond Fund and is co-portfolio manager of the Threadneedle Credit Opportunities Fund, as well as a number of institutional mandates. Prior to his appointment as portfolio manager, Michael served as an investment analyst covering high yield credits in the Basic Industry, Packaging, Autos and Energy sectors. Michael previously worked for Muzinich as a credit analyst and also spent three years with Credit Suisse First Boston (previously Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) within their investment banking division. Michael holds an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
The aim of the Fund is to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested as well. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in high income paying Euro or British Pound bonds (which are similar to a loan and pay a fixed or variable interest rate) issued by companies in Europe or companies that have significant operations there. High income paying bonds are bonds that have received lower ratings from international agencies that provide such ratings. These bonds are considered riskier than higher rated bonds but typically pay a higher income.
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