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Threadneedle global income manager Thornber dies

Threadneedle global income manager Thornber dies

Stephen Thornber, manager of Columbia Threadneedle's £1.9bn Global Equity Income fund and a longstanding employee of the asset manager, has died. 

Mr Thornber joined Threadneedle at the company's inception in 1994 and has run the fund since launch in 2007. He died on December 28 last year, the company has announced.

Mark Burgess, chief investment officer, Emea, and global head of equities at the firm, said: "Stephen was a talented investor, a true professional and a gentleman.

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"He was a terrific influence on people across the whole firm and will be remembered by his colleagues and clients with warmth, affection and great respect."

The Global Equity Income fund will now be managed by Jonathan Crown, who joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2005 and has worked as deputy manager on the portfolio since 2011.

Mr Thornber's wider portfolio responsibilities have been taken over by senior members of the firm's global equities team, headed by William Davies.