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Update: COVID-19 and our business operations

Columbia Threadneedle is coordinating our response to the virus regionally and globally as we focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees and maintaining our business operations to continue to deliver value to our clients globally. We have implemented restrictions on employee travel and many of our employees are working remotely. We are monitoring the situation closely, guided by appropriate health organization advice and relevant government guidelines. We will update this information should our position change.

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Strategies & Solutions

Strategies

We provide our clients with investment expertise on a range of equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investments. We also offer global and regional mandates that can be customized to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Global Investment Solutions

We manage portfolios that are tailored to pursue specific client needs and desired outcomes which may fall outside of more traditional strategy offerings. Using a consultative approach, we assess a client's investment requirements and create customized portfolios to target a particular goal or outcome. Our open architecture approach offers clients access to a wide range of capabilities.

Responsible Investment

As part of our effort to deliver consistent long-term returns, we also strive to be responsible stewards of our clients' assets within a framework of good governance and transparency. As an active investment manager, we seek opportunities that help deliver sustainable growth and returns for our clients.

February 2021

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Institutional Perspectives

Critical thinking on the markets, the economy and investing from the investment teams at Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

A Better Approach to Risk Parity

The tenets of risk allocation are widely accepted, so why has risk parity felt like such a disappointment over the recent past? The problem, according to Joshua Kutin, Head of North America Asset Allocation, is borne out of a static or “strategic” approach to risk allocation, which locks in tight ranges of risk weights regardless of market conditions.

U.S. GDP Expectations Revised Higher

We're increasing our U.S. growth forecast for 2021, writes Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, Anwiti Bahuguna, given increased fiscal spending. But a lot depends on the successful distribution of vaccines.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments manages investments for institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and endowments and foundations. Together, they entrust us with $547 billion. 1

Global Reach

Global Reach

Our reach is expansive, with a global team of 2,000 people working together, including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets as well as bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Research Intensity

Research Intensity

Our 180 analysts are dedicated to finding original, actionable insights that are shared and debated with our portfolio managers. Responsible Investment (RI) principles are an important factor and we apply proprietary tools to provide a robust RI framework.

Forward-looking

Forward-looking

Our independent Investment Consultancy and Oversight team ensures the integrity of an investment strategy, working with our portfolio managers to foster continuous improvement and consistency to pursue clients' desired outcomes.

1 In U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2020. Source Ameriprise Q4 Earnings Release. Contact us for more current data.

Employee data as of December 31, 2020.