12 April 2024

Market Monitor – 12 April 2024

Global stock markets have endured another challenging week as a result of signs that policymakers are struggling to keep inflation in check in the United States.
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10 April 2024

High yield bonds: focus on maturity over duration

The CT (Lux) European Short-term High Yield Bond strategy focuses on maturity over duration to manage risk. This means lower interest rate sensitivity and less volatility growth.
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9 April 2024

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – April 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
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Real estate credit

US

Columbia Threadneedle investment management teams benefit from a research capability dedicated to public real estate debt investments, via commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
CMBS are bonds backed by a diversified pool of commercial real estate mortgages (conduit CMBS) or bonds backed by a mortgage from an individual borrower (Single Asset Single Borrower, SASB).  We consider CMBS a sub-sector of our overall structured assets capability.
We believe that structured assets are inherently inefficient and that the degree of inefficiency changes with broader market conditions. We focus on a value-driven investment process to exploit market inefficiencies in a consistent and repeatable manner. 

Solutions

Commercial mortgage-backed securities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

US

Columbia Threadneedle’s real estate loan investment team focuses their research primarily on privately negotiated first mortgage debt, secured by stable and cash generating real estate assets. The team is comprised of highly experienced private real estate credit professionals and their coverage includes all major property types.

Approximately 15% of the US commercial mortgage debt outstanding is held by life insurance companies, who may find the long-term income generating nature of these loans a good match for their liabilities.

The real estate loan team focuses their research capabilities across all fixed rate loans, with terms ranging from 3 to 20 years and balloon balances at maturity. The most common structure is a 10-year term, with monthly payments based on a 25-year amortisation schedule.

These loans are thoroughly researched and carefully selected with a focus on long-term value to drive mortgage performance throughout the real estate cycle.
Our real estate loan investment team benefits from the firm-wide commercial real estate capabilities at Columbia Threadneedle.  There is a continuous collaboration and exchange of insights and ideas across the spectrum of private and public real estate equity and debt between investment managers and analysts.

Solutions

Loan investments across all property types, with a particular focus on the retail, apartments, industrial, and office sectors

Real estate investing powered by diverse expertise and specialisms
Real Estate, Property, Buildings

Insights

15 February 2024

Hans Nordby

Head of Research & Analytics, Real Estate (US), Lionstone Investments

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

2024 Global Real Estate Outlook

What's in store for real estate in 2024? Global megatrends and financial conditions will impact returns and sector allocation.
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12 December 2023

Assia Amore

European Fund Manager, Real Estate

Ian Kelley

Managing Director, Head of France, Benelux & Southern Europe, Real Estate

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

The resurgence of Europe’s luxury high streets is gathering momentum

High street retail markets across Europe are benefitting from the solid recovery of tourism, both international and domestic.
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22 December 2022

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

Real Estate: Preserving Value

There was a definite air of positivity in European real estate markets in January and February 2022.
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14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
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15 December 2021

James Coke

Fund Manager and Co-Head of Institutional UK Real Estate

UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

James Coke looks at how the UK market might follow a record 2021, and while we don’t expect next year to deliver comparable capital value growth, it is likely to witness similar positive supply and demand dynamics which should maintain market momentum
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11 October 2021

UK real estate embraces carbon neutrality

Huge cuts in emissions from real estate assets will be essential to reach net zero carbon by 2050.
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18 August 2021

James Coke

Fund Manager and Co-Head of Institutional UK Real Estate

Nick Buckland

Co-Head of Asset Management and Chair of the ESG Steering Group

Committing to zero carbon real estate

Our UK Real Estate strategy to reach net zero by 2050 addresses a major source of risk for commercial property investors and aims to deliver better outcomes for all stakeholders
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18 June 2021

Stuart Jarvis

Investment Solutions Quantitative Research Director

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions

Kavit Tolia

Investment Solutions Senior Quantitative Analyst

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
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28 May 2021

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min

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For use by professional clients and/or equivalent investor types in your jurisdiction (not to be used with or passed on to retail clients). For marketing purposes. The above information is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered representative of any particular investment. This should not be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments, or to provide investment advice or services.

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