Types of investment

Commodities

At Columbia Threadneedle, we offer actively managed long and short strategies that invest in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.

Our Commodities team has extensive and complementary experience of investing and trading in global commodity markets. The team aims to exploit a broad range of market opportunities, utilising a research-driven approach and active asset allocation between different commodity markets and along the commodity term structures. The team works closely with our responsible investment specialists to ensure that ESG principles are integral to its approach.

With a focus on achieving consistent and de-correlated alpha by combining multiple relative value strategies, the team has continued to succeed in a radically changing investment environment.

We are confident that our fundamentally-driven active approach will enable us to add value and capture diversification benefits as the commodities market continues to evolve.

31 March 2022

Dara White

Global Head of Emerging Market Equities

Emerging markets: volatility doesn’t disrupt the process

Following the recent challenging period we felt it prudent to communicate our views. Since the end of Q321 our Emerging Markets Opportunity strategy has experienced volatile performance, coinciding with considerable market volatility. We have made mistakes and we feel the market is making mistakes too.
Read time - 5 min
22 March 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: market volatility, oil and interest rates

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put markets on edge. With a high level of uncertainty and rising commodity prices, will central banks change their plans on rate increases?
Watch time - 3 min
14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
Read time - 3 min
17 January 2022

William Davies

Deputy Global CIO

Investment Outlook 2022 with William Davies

Deputy Global CIO and CIO EMEA, William Davies, talks about what the coming year might bring for companies, markets and fiscal policy.
Watch time - 12 min
28 May 2021

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min
28 August 2020

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Summer slumber soothes markets

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 3 min

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