Types of investment

Global Investment Solutions

For over 20 years Columbia Threadneedle’s world class solutions team has applied a deep understanding of our clients’ challenges to develop and manage innovative customised solutions. Our range of solutions draw on the breadth of Columbia Threadneedle’s global capabilities and expertise with a laser focus on meeting client needs.

Solutions include:

  • Customised growth strategies
  • Regulatory-sensitive insurance mandates
  • Insurance solutions
  • Liability-driven investment
  • Pension matching solutions
  • Fiduciary management /Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO)
  • Manager Search & Selection

The building blocks used by our experienced teams of global investment solutions specialists follow a tried and tested approach. We focus on:

  • Applying a deep understanding of our clients’ investment needs
  • Drawing on our strong research, risk management, portfolio construction and multi-manager expertise
  • Providing an enhanced operating, reporting and client service model

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for global investment solutions?

Our global investment solutions business is driven by client need. Our journey together starts with a commitment to understanding the client’s business, the outcomes they are trying to achieve, their specific challenges and the regulatory environment that they operate in.

We take a consultative approach in identifying investment requirements and then combine the necessary building blocks to offer a fit-for-purpose investment solution. Our open architecture approach offers clients access to a wide range of capabilities from within Columbia Threadneedle and external managers from around the world, carefully identified and selected by our manager research team.

Our heritage as a manager of insurance and pensions assets provides us with the necessary investment, risk management, governance and oversight tools to effectively build portfolios tailored to specific client needs. Across our strategic insurance partners, pension funds, foundations, corporations, trusts, investment advisers and individual investors we have circa $200bn of assets under management (as at December 2021).

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.
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17 January 2022

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions, EMEA & APAC

Solutions in 2022: a defining time for inflation and ESG

As inflation runs hot and interest in ESG impacts rises, there is a fundamental shift in our institutional and sub-advisory clients’ needs. We expect allocations to alternative risk assets, and to assets with positive environmental impacts, to increase.
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18 June 2021

Stuart Jarvis

Investment Solutions Quantitative Research Director

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions

Kavit Tolia

Investment Solutions Senior Quantitative Analyst

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
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8 April 2021

Chris Wagstaff

Head of Pensions Investment & Education

Revolution on the horizon: Will the Dutch pension system still set the bar for sustainability, adequacy and integrity?

With the adequacy, sustainability and even integrity of the world’s pension systems being tested to the limit, the Netherlands has achieved more than most in meeting the demographic, economic and financial challenges that have compromised many other pension systems over the past couple of decades.
Read time - 10 min
21 January 2021

Discover our market outlook for 2021

Our investment experts share their views on markets for 2021. Click below to access all our viewpoints.
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22 December 2020

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions, EMEA & APAC

Solutions in 2021: adapting to a new normal

In unprecedented times, clients are struggling to build well-diversified portfolios, as well as grappling with the rising cost of guarantees and management of very expensive liabilities. After depending on fixed income diversification for decades, they must find new ways to hedge their exposures while growing assets.
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Client Solutions

Fiduciary management / OCIO

At Colombia Threadneedle Investments, we have an extensive range of global capabilities which means we offer a greater depth and breadth in our fiduciary solutions.

Liability Driven Investment

Liability Driven Investment (LDI) is a popular and core risk management tool for pension schemes and insurance companies.

Fiduciary management / OCIO
At Colombia Threadneedle Investments, we have an extensive range of global capabilities which means we offer a greater depth and breadth in our fiduciary solutions.
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Liability Driven Investment
Liability Driven Investment (LDI) is a popular and core risk management tool for pension schemes and insurance companies.
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About Us

Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.

Our Funds

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a comprehensive range of investment funds catering for a broad range of objectives.

Investment Options

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.