Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Brexit Panel Discussion

Mark Burgess, Chief Investment Officer, EMEA, and Global Head of Equities, discusses the short and medium-term impacts of the UK referendum vote to Leave the European Union.

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Alternative Beta

As institutional investors urgently seek ways to truly diversify their portfolios, alternative beta strategies offer a low cost, liquid alternative to multi strategy and fund of hedge funds.

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Behavioural Interventions

The foundation of a good financial outcome at and in retirement starts with saving sufficient throughout one’s working life, ideally from an early age. However, addressing the inadequacy of retirement provision is one of the biggest socio-economic challenges facing the UK.

The Future Book

The Pensions Policy Institute, commissioned by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, has published a new compendium of DC statistics, "The Future Book", setting out available data on the DC landscape, projections of the future aggregate value of DC assets, commentary and analysis of current trends.

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Not all active managers are created equal – what to look for and why

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    Normalising economies may mean moderate returns

    White papersFri, 11 Jan 2019

    After 10 good years, the markets appear to be finally getting back to pre-crisis norms. Our analysis suggests that this normalisation may result in investment returns becoming much more modest than they have been over the years since the financial crisis, when extraordinarily loose monetary policy has boosted asset prices.

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    Global equities: identifying tomorrow’s ‘superstars’

    White papersFri, 11 Jan 2019

    After a bearish end to 2018, financial market participants are preoccupied with the question of whether a global downturn is imminent. Yet they should be asking a different question: have they accounted for the way that technology and other factors are transforming business models?

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    Asian Equities: US-China relationship to remain critical

    White papersFri, 11 Jan 2019

    Asia Pacific ex Japan markets started the year well, holding on to gains that were chalked in the strong rally in 2017. But by mid-year, signs of slowing economic growth surfaced, primarily induced by US-China trade tensions, leading to a sharp market correction, particularly for Chinese equities.

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    A tale of two worlds: a robust business cycle in the US and a draining of liquidity in the rest of the world

    White papersFri, 11 Jan 2019

    After President Trump signed the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ into law on 22 December 2017, we expected corporate earnings growth to be strong in 2018. In fact, it has been far stronger, as the direct effect of the tax cut on corporate earnings was further magnified by the acceleration in economic growth.

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    Fixation on Brexit misses the bigger picture

    White papersFri, 11 Jan 2019

    Reflecting on 2018, global equity markets have lurched from optimism to pessimism. At the beginning of the year there was a complacent belief in synchronised global growth. But cut to the fourth quarter and many strategists are speculating whether the United States might soon enter a recession and how Chinese economic growth is slowing as they try to get a grip of their own excessive debt levels.

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