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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 2018

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Institutional Perspectives

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

Is There Value in Value Investing?

The cyclical relationship between growth and value has overwhelmingly favored growth on a cumulative basis for several years. Our Quantitative Research team analyzes the reasons for this and how much longer the investing environment can support growth factor investing.

Additional reading: Factset S&P 500 Earnings Season Update: August 13, 2018 *
As of August 13, 2018, 91% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported actual results for Q2 2018. 79% of these companies have reported actual EPS above the mean EPS estimate, which is the highest percentage since FactSet began tracking this data in Q3 2008. Source: FactSet * financial data and analytics.

Turkey and the Prospect of Emerging Markets Contagion

The Global Asset Allocation team examines the current environment in Turkey and considers the prospect of financial risk spreading to other markets.

Asia Mid-Year Update: Markets Meet Tariffs

After having run on a platform of protecting America’s trade interests, President Donald Trump and his administration enacted new trade tariffs directed at China and have threatened even more. The biggest news from the region, however, may have been President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un. Soo Nam Ng, Global Head of Asia Equities, assesses the shifting dynamics in Asia and the impact they will have on investors.

(Don't Fear) The Yield Curve *

Eric Engstrom and Steven Sharpe at the Federal Reserve note that the “near-term forward spread” in the yield curve may be a stronger predictor of recession than the more commonly referenced long-term spread.
Engstrom, Eric, and Steve Sharpe (2018). “(Don't Fear) The Yield Curve,” FEDS Notes. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 28, 2018,

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.