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Columbia Threadneedle Investments Announces the Acquisition of BMO’s EMEA Asset Management Business

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Columbia Threadneedle Announces Planned Global Chief Investment Officer Transition pdf

Colin Moore to retire as Global CIO, William Davies, current EMEA CIO and Global Head of Equities, to assume Global CIO role in January 2022

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset manager, today announced the retirement of Colin Moore from Columbia Threadneedle as global chief investment officer after nearly 20 years at the firm.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Institutional Perspectives

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

An electrifying opportunity: Investing in the global energy transition

Electrification of the economy is key to decarbonization and a pillar of the global shift toward a green power paradigm. Mary Titler, Senior Fixed Income Analyst, examines the central role of the U.S. electric utility sector in decarbonizing the economy in an effort to achieve net-zero emissions goals, the drivers that are supporting this trend and potential investment implications.

A deep dive into the global chip shortage: A roundtable discussion

As the global microchip shortage has become headline news in recent months, Columbia Threadneedle analysts and investment leaders came together to discuss the story behind the shortage, how it happened and what we can expect next.

High-yield forecast: Default projections are down

Our High-Yield Credit Research Team's forecast indicates that default projections have fallen dramatically, driven by economic reopening, fiscal stimulus and significant market liquidity. However, energy, real estate, leisure and transportation sectors continue to present the areas most vulnerable to downside risk.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments manages investments for institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and endowments and foundations. Together, they entrust us with $593B. 1

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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.

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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.



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1 In U.S. dollars as of June 30, 2021. Source Ameriprise Q2 Earnings Release. Contact us for more current data.

Employee data as of June 30, 2021.