Types of investment

Fixed Income

Fixed income approach

The global fixed income marketplace

Fixed income securities now amount to a vast global marketplace that provides a variety of important benefits to investors.

$100tn

Dollar market size

3x

Bigger than global equity market

Wide

Market risk / return profile

Source: Bloomberg as at 30 September 2020

The benefits of fixed income investing

We live in a world of rapidly-changing financial market dynamics. Evolving economic expectations and interest rate assumptions combine with an unfolding geopolitical backdrop to lend support to the idea of investing in a well-diversified portfolio.
Fixed income can be mixed with riskier asset classes such as equities to help generate superior risk-adjusted returns. Meanwhile, against a background of ageing populations in many developed markets, the demand for income continues to exert its influence as a powerful and positive force. This will continue to provide support for fixed income as an asset class going forward.
Across the range of fixed income markets can be found a wide array of risk and return characteristics. The attraction of each area can change as economic and credit cycles progress. Managers that pursue a flexible and dynamic allocation approach can seize investment opportunities as they arise – while minimising downside risks.

Reasons to invest in fixed income

  1. Potential for consistent, attractive income
  2. Diversification benefits to asset allocators
  3. Active managers well-placed to add value

Why Columbia Threadneedle Investments for fixed income investing?

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.

Globe

$193bn

Global Fixed Income AUM

People

150

Fixed Income investment professionals

Experience

20

Years of experience on average

Rating

39

Four & five-star Fixed Income Morningstar rated funds

More information

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Fixed Income brochure

Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments. AUM as of 30 September 2020. Morningstar ratings as of 30 September 2020. Past performance does not guarantee future results. © 2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

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