Matthew Litfin - COLUMBIA ACORN Fund Manager

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USD 9.64  0.01  0.10%   

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Matthew Litfin is a portfolio manager at Columbia Wanger Asset Management. Mr Litfin joined CWAM from William Blair Company. Litfin was a principal of William Blair Company, L.L.C., where he was most recently a coportfolio manager from 20082015. He comanaged the William Blair Global Small Cap Growth strategy and the William Blair SmallMid Cap Growth strategy. Litfin led the firms sellside Business Services equity research effort from 2005 to 2007. He joined William Blairs Investment Management Department in 2007 as a research analyst supporting the SmallMid Cap Growth team. Litfin started at William Blair as a sellside Research Analyst in 1997. Prior to joining William Blair, Litfin spent two years as a municipal bond analyst at John Nuveen Co. He holds B.S., University of Tennessee M.B.A., Harvard University.
        
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The fund invests a majority of its net assets in the common stock of small- and mid-sized companies with market capitalizations generally in the range of market capitalizations in the Russell 2500 Growth Index, the funds benchmark, at the time of purchase. Columbia Acorn is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in the United States. The fund is listed under Mid-Cap Growth category and is part of Columbia Threadneedle family.

COLUMBIA ACORN FUND Leadership Team

Elected by the shareholders, the COLUMBIA ACORN's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: COLUMBIA ACORN inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of COLUMBIA. The board's role is to monitor COLUMBIA ACORN's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. COLUMBIA ACORN's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, COLUMBIA ACORN's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.
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The correlation of COLUMBIA ACORN is a statistical measure of how it moves in relation to other equities. This measure is expressed in what is known as the correlation coefficient, which ranges between -1 and +1. A perfect positive correlation (i.e., a correlation coefficient of +1) implies that as COLUMBIA ACORN moves, either up or down, the other security will move in the same direction. Alternatively, perfect negative correlation means that if COLUMBIA ACORN FUND moves in either direction, the perfectly negatively correlated security will move in the opposite direction. If the correlation is 0, the equities are not correlated; they are entirely random. A correlation greater than 0.8 is generally described as strong, whereas a correlation less than 0.5 is generally considered weak.
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