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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.

July 2020

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Institutional Perspectives

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

The More Things Changeā€¦

Two quarters of market volatility appear to have only honed market trends that were in place prior to the pandemic: the persistent strength of growth stocks and narrowing market leadership. Jason Wang, global head of Quantitative Research, reviews the current equity market landscape.

Convertibles Take Off

Record new issuance in the convertibles market could be changing that market permanently. Dave King, our convertibles portfolio manager, talks about why this new influx is different and could result in permanent change for the asset class.

Recovery: 5-Year Capital Market Assumptions

Since the last analysis by the Global Asset Allocation Team, the longest expansion on record was brought to a screeching halt because of the coronavirus. We expect a large hit to growth in 2Q 2020 and a recovery to begin in the second half of the year. Given their quick round-trip, our equity market forecasts for the U.S. are, by and large, unchanged, but we expect slightly higher returns in international markets.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager. We know investors want strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns and we aim to deliver this through an active and consistent investment approach that is team-based, risk-aware and performance-driven.

Better insights

Better insights

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

Better decisions

Better decisions

The ability to exchange and debate investment ideas in a collaborative environment enriches our teams' investment processes to ensure our best insights are applied to portfolios. More importantly, it results in better-informed decisions for our clients.

Better outcomes

Better outcomes

Our broad range of investment strategies and solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of our clients, whether they are individuals, advisers or institutions. We are committed to first class service and investment excellence. We have a dedicated team of more than 2,000 colleagues across the globe, all with a common goal.