Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world.

With more than 2000 people including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage €438 billion (as at 31 March 2017) of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives.

Our priority is the investment success of our clients. We aim to deliver the investment outcomes our clients expect through an investment approach that is team-based, performance-driven and risk-aware. Our culture is dynamic and interactive. By sharing our insights across asset classes and geographies we generate richer perspectives on global, regional and local investment landscapes. The ability to exchange and debate investment ideas in a collaborative environment enriches our teams’ investment processes. More importantly, it results in better informed investment decisions for our clients.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP), a leading US-based financial services provider. As part of Ameriprise, we are supported by a large and well-capitalised diversified financial services firm.

News from Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • Asset Allocation Update - MAY 2019 download

    Cash flows and discount rates have moved in opposite directions over the past six months, and discount rate moves have triumphed. Take the year so far. Equity cash flows, proxied by earnings growth expectations1, have weakened across each major equity bloc or region, shifting horizontally to the left in Figure 1. Yet stock market returns have risen – moving up vertically – apparently shrugging off the weaker cash flow picture.

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White Papers / Research from Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • Time is running out to solve China’s debt bubble download

    Many investors are focused on the outlook for trade talks with the US, fearing an all-out trade war which would negatively impact global, and especially Chinese, equity markets. But investors underestimate the mounting problems caused by the recent rapid expansion of credit in China. Only radical solutions now remain to resolve the country’s growing credit bubble, says Paul Smillie.

  • How Global Investment Grade Can Help Pension Schemes Deliver Their Promises download

    With many defined pension schemes in negative cashflow, interest in cashflow-driven investing (CDI) is increasing. We believe the $11.3 trillion global investment grade credit universe offers the best means of maximising potential returns from a core CDI strategy. Moreover, advances in technology allow us to build portfolios more quickly, optimising returns and limiting risk.

  • Flashforward: Drawing Parallels With 1999/2000 download

    Investors in the UK and overseas are adopting extreme positioning in their hunt for defensive growth. In doing so the elastic has become very stretched and a sharp rotation could be overdue. This market dynamic is reminiscent of 1999/2000 whereby ‘old economy’ stocks are discarded in favour of ‘new economy’ ones.

  • Asset Allocation Update - July 2019 download

    After sharp drawdowns towards the end of 2018 stock markets are re-approaching their all-time highs. This is despite escalating geopolitical tensions in the Gulf, the risks of a disorderly Brexit, softening economic data, and professional company analysts cutting their profit forecasts for stocks in every major market. All this, along with simmering trade tensions between the United States and almost every other country in the world.

  • Ri Tool: A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective Responsible Investment | March 2019

    Our proprietary responsible investment ratings is an innovative tool that combines ESG and financial stewardship data to create a single company rating for 5,500 listed equities globally. So how do our PMs use it?

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Analysis from IPE

  • Public Markets: Hard to pin down

    A mishmash of blurred definitions and terminology borrowed from ESG and sustainability is marring the progress of impact investing in public markets

  • Accounting Matters: The audit F-word

    Increased incidence of accounting fraud raises questions about UK audit standards

  • Conference Diary: Crisis, what crisis?

    Is there a crisis brewing in the asset management industry? Such questions are heard more at conferences and events, reflecting disquiet as the euro crisis recedes and we approach the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

  • Letter from the US: No panic as investors stay the course

    Some 59% of US defined contribution (DC) plans’ assets and 47% of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are invested in mutual funds, with a total of $8.8trn (€7.5trn). Overall, the US mutual fund industry manages about $22trn on behalf of more than 100m investors. 

  • Strategically Speaking: Janus Henderson Investors

    Andrew Formica, co-CEO of Janus Henderson Investors, talks about the benefits and challenges of the recent merger

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Head Office
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AG
United Kingdom
Contact
Sophie Fiori Tel. +44 (0) 20 7464 5000
Company website:
http://www.columbiathreadneedle.com
Parent Company:
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Year Founded:
1994
No. of investment offices worldwide:
18

What’s new

  • Time is running out to solve China’s debt bubble

    Time is running out to solve China’s debt bubble

    White papersWed, 7 Aug 2019

    Many investors are focused on the outlook for trade talks with the US, fearing an all-out trade war which would negatively impact global, and especially Chinese, equity markets. But investors underestimate the mounting problems caused by the recent rapid expansion of credit in China. Only radical solutions now remain to resolve the country’s growing credit bubble, says Paul Smillie.

  • How Global Investment Grade Can Help Pension Schemes Deliver Their Promises

    How Global Investment Grade Can Help Pension Schemes Deliver Their Promises

    White papersWed, 7 Aug 2019

    With many defined pension schemes in negative cashflow, interest in cashflow-driven investing (CDI) is increasing. We believe the $11.3 trillion global investment grade credit universe offers the best means of maximising potential returns from a core CDI strategy. Moreover, advances in technology allow us to build portfolios more quickly, optimising returns and limiting risk.

  • Flashforward: Drawing Parallels With 1999/2000

    Flashforward: Drawing Parallels With 1999/2000

    White papersWed, 7 Aug 2019

    Investors in the UK and overseas are adopting extreme positioning in their hunt for defensive growth. In doing so the elastic has become very stretched and a sharp rotation could be overdue. This market dynamic is reminiscent of 1999/2000 whereby ‘old economy’ stocks are discarded in favour of ‘new economy’ ones.

  • Asset Allocation Update JULY 2019

    Asset Allocation Update - July 2019

    White papersWed, 24 Jul 2019

    After sharp drawdowns towards the end of 2018 stock markets are re-approaching their all-time highs. This is despite escalating geopolitical tensions in the Gulf, the risks of a disorderly Brexit, softening economic data, and professional company analysts cutting their profit forecasts for stocks in every major market. All this, along with simmering trade tensions between the United States and almost every other country in the world.

  • ri tool a portfolio manager perspective responsible investment march 2019

    Ri Tool: A Portfolio Manager’s Perspective Responsible Investment | March 2019

    White papersThu, 4 Jul 2019

    Our proprietary responsible investment ratings is an innovative tool that combines ESG and financial stewardship data to create a single company rating for 5,500 listed equities globally. So how do our PMs use it?

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