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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.

November 2020

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Institutional Perspectives

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

Too Few Eggs: Index Concentration, Style and Portfolio Risk

The response to vaccine news was an indication of how quickly market leadership can shift. Jason Wang, Head of Quantitative Research, discusses issues facing growth and value investors in a market that has been dominated by a small number of stocks.

High Yield Bond Default Forecast

The uneven nature of this recession and recovery has placed a premium on credit research. Kris Keller, Head of High Yield Research, discusses our most recent credit default forecast, noting the contribution “fallen angels” have made to the quality of the asset class.

Additional reading: Fallen Angels and The Importance of Credit Research
Data shows that, as a group, fallen angels have outperformed the broader high yield asset class after entering the index. Chris Jorel, Client Portfolio Manager, highlights the importance of credit research as a flood of downgrades has increased opportunity within high yield.

Biden Passes 270: What Does it Mean for Investors?

While we await certification, Joe Biden appears on track to be the next president of the United States. Global Chief Investment Officer Colin Moore explains how a divided government and narrow victory may impact Biden administration policies — and the potential sector impacts.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments manages investments for institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and endowments and foundations. Together, they entrust us with $476 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 June 30, 2020. Source Ameriprise Q2 Earnings Release. Contact us for more current data.

Employee data as of June 30, 2020.