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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

August 2017

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Institutional Perspectives

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

The Long Unwinding Road of Quantitative Easing

Mark Burgess, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, assesses the next phase of global monetary tightening. The U.S. Federal Reserve has raised rates several times since December 2015 and has signaled the beginning of the end of QE. Will other central banks follow?

Investment Strategy Outlook: Three Thoughts About Today's Low Volatility Conditions

Jeffrey Knight, CFA, Global Head of Investment Solutions, examines the low volatility environment and makes observations on the asymmetric risk environment.

New Accounting Standard May Accelerate U.S. Pension De-Risking

Thomas Egan Jr., FSA, EA, CFP, Actuary, discusses how this latest change to FASB rules should encourage plans to move toward de-risking strategies. With less emphasis on Expected Return on Pension Assets, the objection to Liability Driven Investing, as well as a larger allocation to fixed income in general, has been removed.

Emerging Markets Spotlight — India and Argentina

Natasha Ebtehadj, Portfolio Manager, Asian Equities, looks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform program and suggests that efforts to modernize the financial system will have lasting benefits for the country.

Additional Reading: Argentina: The "Emerging" Emerging Market
Ilan Furman, Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Markets, discusses Argentina’s efforts to reform its economic health and what its reinstatement to the MSCI Emerging Markets index will mean in symbolic and practical terms.

About 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.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.