Jay Leopold is a vice president and Head of North America Investment Risk for Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC. He currently Chairs the N.A. Investment Risk Committee as well as the N.A. Liquidity Risk Committee. In addition, he is Co-Chair of the N.A. Diversity and Inclusion Group, as well as lead Innovation Champion at Columbia Threadneedle, working with FinTech and startups to explore new technologies to better serve clients.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Leopold held several positions at Legg Mason, including managing director of investment risk, portfolio manager and equity analyst. He has over 30 years of investment experience. Mr. Leopold received a B.S., cum laude, in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former president and director of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. In addition, he holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.