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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global institutional asset manager, providing investment expertise to our clients on a range of equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investments. The firm offers global and regional mandates that can be customized to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Equity

A wide array of equity offerings across market capitalization, style and geography

Fixed Income

Multi-sector and single-sector strategies across the credit and duration spectrum

Multi-Asset & Alternatives

Asset allocation and customized solutions built on traditional and alternative strategies

December 2019

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Institutional Perspectives

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

2020: U.S. Growth Slows to Boring

In the absence of more stimulus, such as government spending or tax policy changes to induce additional consumption, we expect economic growth to slow to trend levels in 2020, with the pace of job growth likely to slow down relative to 2019 explains Anwiti Bahuguna, PH.D., Head of Multi Asset Strategy.

Traditional Valuation Falls Short: Understanding Intangible Assets

Hard to see. Hard to define. Hard to value. Intangible assets are a critical component of a company's value. Columbia Threadneedle Investments, in conjunction with Institutional Investor's Custom Research Lab, researched the topic of intangible assets and the importance of fundamental analysis in uncovering hidden value.

Uncertainty Starts A New Decade: Be Flexible, Be Defensive or Be Different

Uncertainty does not signal a retreat from the market writes Gene Tannuzzo, Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income. Economic risk may be on the rise, but there are areas of the fixed income market that can still provide investors with attractive levels of risk and return.

Medium-Term Single Digit Returns

Equities are currently enjoying their longest ever bull run. Bond markets, meanwhile, have been trading upwards for almost four decades — to such an extent that almost a third of the global bond market now trades on negative yields. Add to that a growing likelihood of a recession within the next five years. This adds up to lower expected returns, says Joshua Kutin, Head of Asset Allocation, North America. Positive, but lower.

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.

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