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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.

August 2020

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Institutional Perspectives

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

Downgrades, Defaults and Dispersion

Bond yield spreads appear to be normalizing after the crisis-induced selloff, but Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income, Gene Tannuzzo, believes headline data is obscuring the full story. In this paper, he examines current areas of opportunity and risk within the credit markets.

Positioning for a Slow and Gradual Recovery

Our five-year capital markets forecast in January anticipated a recession sometime in the next five years, but not this year. Anwiti Bahuguna, Head of Multi Asset Strategy, discusses how the pandemic-driven recession brought forward its effects on asset classes earlier than anticipated, but did not materially alter the long-term outlook.

Additional reading: The Long Road to Higher Ground
Ms. Bahuguna assesses the recovery ahead, the positive forces at work and what to look for as the economy rebuilds.

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 meet 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.