OUR APPROACH TO INVESTING
We are active managers with a truly global reach and an
uncomplicated investment approach: better insights result in better
decisions and, in turn, better outcomes for our clients.
We offer choice and expertise across the risk/reward spectrum,
from traditional long-only investments through to specialist
alternative vehicles and investment solutions.
Our approach is built on four essential pillars.
OUR GLOBAL INVESTMENT CAPABILITIES
||Investment grade credit
|Regional & single country
||High yield credit
|Large cap core,
growth & value
|Small/mid cap core,
growth & value
|Emerging market debt
||Fixed income long/short
||Tax efficient equity
||Multi-sector fixed income
At Columbia Threadneedle Investments we strive to be responsible
stewards of our clients' assets. We believe that effective
stewardship benefits companies, investors and the economy as a
whole. Well-governed companies are better positioned to manage the
risks and challenges inherent in business and are better able to
capture opportunities for growth. As an active investor, we
proactively seek to capture these opportunities to help deliver
sustainable growth and returns for our clients.
Consistent with our commitment to being a responsible long-term
investor and our duty to act in the best long-term interests of our
clients, Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a founding signatory
to the United Nations-backed 'Principles of Responsible Investment'
This capability and culture also allows us to innovate and
deliver unique solutions for our clients. These include pioneering
initiatives in low carbon workplace properties and social bonds,
which we manage in partnership with leading industry experts.
INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT
Risk management is a key pillar of our investment approach. As
active managers, we recognise the investment risk that we take on
behalf of our clients. We seek to intelligently manage this by
ensuring that risks taken in portfolios are always appropriate and
consistent with clients' investment objectives.
Our independent global investment risk management team works
closely with our investment teams. This team is responsible for the
production of comprehensive risk analytics on portfolios. These
reports are thoroughly reviewed by the risk team to ensure risk
issues are identified, analysed and discussed with the fund
managers, with action taken if required. Our risk framework
includes an effective escalation process where required, ensuring
our ability to meet clients' expectations is never compromised.