About Us

As a leading global asset manager, our consistent, collaborative investment approach allows you to deliver the dependable experience your clients demand.

Investors want strong, repeatable risk-adjusted returns. Consistency — not surprises. So, how do we deliver a consistent investment experience?

Better insights

Our talented investment teams work together to uncover investment insights from around the world. By sharing knowledge across asset classes and geographies we generate richer perspectives on global, regional and local investment landscapes.

Better decisions

We foster a culture of diversity. The ability to exchange and debate investment ideas in a collaborative and diverse environment enriches our teams’ investment processes. More importantly, it results in better informed investment decisions for our clients.

Better outcomes

Our broad range of investment strategies and solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of financial advisors like you, and your clients.

The sum of our parts

Two is stronger than one — a fact reinforced in 2015 when Columbia Management and London-based Threadneedle Investments came together as Columbia Threadneedle Investments. By combining our global insight, research capabilities and investment expertise, you and your clients have access to the best of both firms.

The sum of our parts

Combined strengths:

  • Proprietary research

    Conducted on a global scale, we're able to identify opportunities and navigate challenging markets.

  • Global insight

    With investment teams around the world, our local access provides global insight to investment trends and news.

  • Tailored solutions

    It's our ability to apply the right balance of expertise, research and risk-aware thinking that allows us to identify appropriate solutions or design new ones.

  • Educational resources

    From timely blog posts and fund updates to our business-building ideas and client-friendly materials, find resources for both you and your clients.

  • Business support

    Your dedicated wholesaler partner provides the support you need to grow your business and master market and product knowledge.


Number of countries with office locations spanning North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East


Billions of dollars in client assets under management1


Top 15 manager of long-term mutual fund assets in the U.S.2


Total number of funds rated 4 or 5 stars by Morningstar3


Total number of employees, including over 450 dedicated investment professionals


1 In U.S. dollars as of June 30, 2017. Source Ameriprise Q2 Earnings Release. Contact us for more current data.

2Source: ICI Complex Assets Report as of June 30, 2017 for Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC.

3The Overall Morningstar Rating is as of June 30, 2017 and for Class Z shares. Out of 96 Z-share Columbia funds rated by Morningstar, 14 funds received a 5-star Overall Rating and 40 funds received a 4-star Overall Rating. Class Z shares are sold at net asset value and have limited eligibility. Columbia Management Investment Distributors, Inc. offers multiple share classes, not all necessarily available through all firms, and the share class ratings may vary. Contact us for details. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a retail mutual fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For share classes that do not have a 3-, 5- or 10-year actual performance history, the fund’s independent Morningstar Rating metric is then compared against the retail mutual fund universe breakpoints to determine its hypothetical rating.
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ used to rank the fund against other funds in the same category. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly excess performance, without any adjustments for loads (front-end, deferred, or redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star (each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages).

The Morningstar RatingTM is for Class Z shares only; other classes may have different performance characteristics and may have different ratings.

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