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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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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.


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

June 2020

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Institutional Perspectives

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

Are Financial Markets Ahead of the Economy?…And Should They Be?

Were investors too optimistic as stock market indices rose sharply from their March lows? Chief Investment Officer Colin Moore considers whether equity markets got too far ahead of the economic data as they closed in on prepandemic levels.

The Other Shoe Drops

In many ways, the coronavirus outbreak and economic shutdown merely exacerbated already bleak trends for retailers. Retail Analyst Mari Shor looks at how the pandemic is effecting change in the U.S. retail industry—it is not all bad news.

Looking Ahead

It’s unlikely that we will return to a world that’s the same as it was prior to the pandemic shock. It’s very likely that we’ll see structural changes and an acceleration of trends that were already in play—in the healthcare and energy industries to name two. Our investment team surveys past recoveries for clues as to how the current recovery may play out.

The Consequences of the Shutdown

An intentional shutdown instituted to slow the spread of COVID-19 brought one economic cycle to an end and started a new one. Anwiti Bahuguna, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, evaluates the current recession and recent positive economic data and reminds us that for the foreseeable future, any optimism regarding a recovery will be tempered by the realities of the pandemic.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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