Vanessa Donegan obtained an MA in Classics from Oxford University. She began her fund manager career in 1981as an analyst for Grieveson Grant and later joined Allied Dunbar in 1986, working as fund manager and director. In 1984, Vanessa joined Columbia Threadneedle, where she is currently executive director and head of the Asia ex Japan team. She is the portfolio manager of the Threadneedle Asia fund and her investment strategy focuses on a thematic and GARP approach. Vanessa is a member of the Securities Institute.
The fund aims to achieve capital growth through investing primarily in the equity of companies domiciled in Asia (with the exclusion of Japan) or with significant Asian (excluding Japan) operations. The fund may however further invest in other securities including fixed interest securities, other equities and money market securities.
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