Cormac Weldon joined Artemis from Threadneedle in 2014 having managed the Threadneedle American Select fund since December 2001. Weldon was born in Ireland and went on to study accounting and finance at City University, Dublin. He remained in the capital and joined KPMG in 1987 as a tax accountant. Two years on, Weldon was appointed to investment specialist. He joined Provident Mutual in 1991 as a North American equities analyst but got his first fund manager role with the British Gas Pension fund in 1993. When not managing money, Weldon enjoys watching rugby and football.