Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset
management group that provides a broad range of actively managed
investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional
and corporate clients around the world. With a presence in 19
countries we believe our success is primarily the result of our
ambitious and open-minded people, who work together to identify and
develop the best ideas and opportunities for our clients.
Working at Columbia Threadneedle
We actively recruit and develop talented individuals with
outstanding skills and expertise and we seek to support their
continued success. By creating an environment that values fresh
ideas, demands input and rewards teamwork, we leverage the diverse
and complementary skills and perspectives of our people to generate
our best investment thinking and business results.
We have nurtured a culture of idea sharing, collaboration and
debate that is an integral part of our highly successful investment
process and our success as a business.
As we continue to grow, we know that our future success depends
on our ability to attract and retain outstanding talent and engage
our people in a dynamic and challenging professional environment,
that both supports and inspires individual development and
What we look for
We seek to recruit talented individuals that bring the best
skills and expertise to a role. This is not based solely on
technical ability; it involves looking at an applicant's broader
capabilities which might include fluency in a local language,
knowledge of a regional market, awareness of cultural differences
or sensitivities, or an understanding of the client base. We also
look for an ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate
and communicate effectively with colleagues and other
Importantly, we look for individuals who can demonstrate
affinity with Columbia Threadneedle Investments' Values: Client
focus, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect.
On this site you can find out more about Columbia Threadneedle
Investments and the career opportunities we can offer you.
The brand promise of Columbia Threadneedle is Investments is
'Your success. Our Priority', and while this applies to our clients
it also underpins our commitment to help employees succeed by
providing an environment where they can grow their capabilities and
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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is pleased to be part of
Investment 2020, an initiative by leading UK investment firms to
offer hundreds of young people from diverse backgrounds a first job
in The City. Investment 2020 aims to offer a total of over a 100
newly-created 12 month paid trainee roles primarily to school
leavers and graduates, regardless of background and education.
There are many areas for our successful candidates to join
Columbia Threadneedle Investments Investments and they will
have a rotation between two of the following areas:
- Investments team
- Distribution and sales
- IT, Performance and Client Reporting, Finance and Investment
The applications stage for our Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Trainee Programme will be conducted during the period April 2017
through until 1st June 2017.
'Investment 2020 - Columbia Threadneedle Investments Trainee
Programme' roles will be posted on our Careers page and you will be
able to complete the application process online
Investment 2020 is an initiative by
leading UK investment firms to offer hundreds of young people from
diverse backgrounds a first job in the City. Columbia Threadneedle
Investments is a big supporter of the scheme, which we joined in
2013, when we hired four individuals, three of whom eventually
accepted a full time position. Since 2013 we have welcomed 15
people to the firm via 2020.
The latest intake are currently settling into their new roles in
the firm, you can find out more about them below:
"I work within the Fixed Income Client Portfolio Manager team,
which is an intermediary between the fund managers and the sales
team. Since joining, I have had fantastic exposure to the fixed
income side of the business - through morning meetings,
client-oriented market commentary and ad-hoc market analysis. For
example, I have spent time analysing the Emerging Markets IG
universe, attempting to single out firms with weak credit positions
and significant country specific risk such as Brazil that may be
possible fallen-angel candidates."
"I'm based within the Multi-asset team and have already worked
on a number of interesting projects. For example I was asked to
provide some analysis on Chinese labour markets, and, more
specifically, put forth an overview of productivity and wage
developments by sector. I've also spent some time analysing the
Australian economy whilst trying to think about the impact of
future developments on our (multi-asset) Australian government bond
positions. I'm currently collaborating with other analysts on the
development of a European IG credit signal that highlights
potential stresses in the market."
"I'm currently working on the Broker Sales Support Desk. My
daily tasks are largely made up of supporting of the sales team and
helping with client requests, updates and monitoring."
"I am currently in the Product Management team and my main
project has so far been a share class audit across the OEIC and
SICAV fund ranges. Other tasks have included market research into
Managed Funds products, fund flows analysis and helping to automate
some of the team's monthly procedures."
"I am currently working within Reporting and Information
Services, aiding with the transition between an old KIID reporting
system into a new one, in order to make the monthly client
reporting regime more efficient."
Columbia Threadneedle first asset manager to sign HM Treasury's
Women in Finance Charter
Columbia Threadneedle is proud to be the first UK asset manager
to commit to the Government's Women in Finance charter. Alison
Jefferis, Head of Corporate Affairs EMEA and Asia Pacific,
comments: "We believe the asset management industry has an
opportunity to be a driving force for gender diversity. Many women
are already thriving in asset management, enjoying long, flexible
and prosperous careers. Our business serves a diverse
At a time when individual investors face increasing challenges,
our industry needs a broad mix of experience, ideas and opinions to
help us understand and deliver the financial outcomes our customers
expect - a diverse management team is key to that."