About us

Investment approach

At Columbia Threadneedle, we are intentionally built to help you succeed. We equip our investment professionals with the resources, tools and insights they need to achieve or surpass the outcomes our clients expect. Our commitment to consistent client success is underpinned by our distinctly different investment approach, which comprises four pillars:

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Global perspectives

From meeting companies on the ground and around the world, to gaining an understanding of the economic, social and political trends that shape our future, the continuous exchange of insights across asset classes and sectors is ingrained in our process. These insights are debated by analysts and portfolio managers around the globe to ensure every perspective is considered.

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Research intensity

Our team of 160 analysts and research associates is dedicated to original, independent research. Working collaboratively across all major asset classes our teams utilize big data and analytics, such as machine learning and augmented intelligence, to turn information into forward-looking insights that add real value to investment decisions, enabling consistent and replicable outcomes for our clients.

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Responsible Investment

Well-managed companies that look to the future are better positioned to navigate the risks and challenges inherent in business and achieve sustainable performance and long-term value creation. Responsible Investment (RI) principles are an important factor, and we have developed proprietary tools that provide a robust RI framework and better analysis for portfolio managers to enhance their decision-making.

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Continuous improvement

Across our global business, our Investment Consultancy & Oversight team uses a ‘5P’ approach to ensure the integrity of an investment strategy. The team engages with our portfolio managers — reviewing their performance, discussing their decision-making and analysing their processes, all to ensure we remain faithful to our clients’ objectives and identify opportunities to continually improve. This process is tangible evidence of our commitment to accountability.

At the centre of every investment decision is a single goal – our clients’ success.

Your Success. Our Priority.

Our capabilities

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.

Fixed income
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a global fixed income manager with a strong credit heritage. We aim to deliver consistent, sustainable returns for our clients via a full range of fixed income solutions.
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Equities
Equities form a major part of our total investments. Managed by a highly experienced team of professionals and organised by regional desks, we provide our clients with an unrivalled global equities perspective.
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Multi-asset
Our multi-asset strategies are designed to profit from a variety of different market conditions by blending investments, incorporating our thinking across in-house portfolios.
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Commodities
We offer an actively managed strategy that invests in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.
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Property
As a major owner of real estate across the UK, we focus on quality assets, favouring locations with low supply and strong occupational demand to maximise income stability.
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Global Investment Solutions
Client needs drive our Global Investment Solutions business. Our journey together starts with a commitment to understanding the client’s business, the outcomes they are trying to achieve, their specific challenges and the regulatory environment that they operate in.
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Fixed income
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a global fixed income manager with a strong credit heritage. We aim to deliver consistent, sustainable returns for our clients via a full range of fixed income solutions.
Find out more
Equities
Equities form a major part of our total investments. Managed by a highly experienced team of professionals and organised by regional desks, we provide our clients with an unrivalled global equities perspective.
Find out more
Multi-asset
Our multi-asset strategies are designed to profit from a variety of different market conditions by blending investments, incorporating our thinking across in-house portfolios.
Find out more
Commodities
We offer an actively managed strategy that invests in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.
Find out more
Property
As a major owner of real estate across the UK, we focus on quality assets, favouring locations with low supply and strong occupational demand to maximise income stability.
Find out more
Global Investment Solutions
Client needs drive our Global Investment Solutions business. Our journey together starts with a commitment to understanding the client’s business, the outcomes they are trying to achieve, their specific challenges and the regulatory environment that they operate in.
Find out more

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About us

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

Our funds

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a comprehensive range of investment funds catering for a broad range of objectives.

Insights

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