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Responsible Investment Ratings Tool Enhances Capabilities

New proprietary tool assesses financial stewardship and ESG management to arm our investment teams with ratings for 5,500 listed equities globally. Learn more


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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 2019

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Institutional Perspectives

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

The Receding Prospect of Global Tightening

The Fed's abrupt policy shift earlier this year ended predictions for any near-term rate hike. Now market speculation has shifted instead toward the timing of a rate cut. Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Gene Tannuzzo, explains how the end of accommodative global monetary policy may still be far out on the investment horizon.

ESG and Quantitative Data

Mac Ryerse, Lead Analyst (U.S.) of Responsible Investment discusses an approach to finding actionable insights within a quantitative framework that evaluates financial stewardship and ESG management. By applying a materiality lens — such as that established by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) — investors can focus on the key ESG performance factors.

The Return of Tariffs

The recent breakdown in trade talks between the U.S. and China were a surprising development for the financial markets, one that has analysts reassessing the impact of trade policy on growth and inflation. Anwiti Bahuguna, Head of Multi Asset Strategy, looks at the implications for China and the U.S. if this current standoff is not ended soon.

The Yield Curve as a Leading Indicator*

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York presents their research on using the shape of the yield curve, notably yield curve inversions, as an indicator of economic activity, including their probability of U.S. recession chart*.

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.

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The views expressed are as of the date given, may change as market or other conditions change and may differ from views expressed by other Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA) associates or affiliates. Actual investments or investment decisions made by CMIA and its affiliates, whether for its own account or on behalf of clients, may not necessarily reflect the views expressed. This information is not intended to provide investment advice and does not take into consideration individual investor circumstances. Investment decisions should always be made based on an investor's specific financial needs, objectives, goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. Asset classes described may not be suitable for all investors. Since economic and market conditions change frequently, there can be no assurance that the trends described here will continue or that any forecasts are accurate. Information provided by third parties is deemed to be reliable but may be derived using methodologies or techniques that are proprietary or specific to the third-party source.