Types of investment​


We offer clients an extensive range of multi-asset solutions designed to meet a broad range of investment objectives. These include outcome-oriented diversified growth strategies and specialist risk-managed vehicles with scope for alignment to individual risk profiles through to traditional balanced mandates.

Our multi-asset team manage all portfolios using a consistent, tried and tested active investment approach built on both strategic and tactical asset allocation, risk budgeting and the selection of individual portfolio components.

Where multi-asset portfolios invest in other internal Columbia Threadneedle capabilities, they benefit from active bottom-up security selection undertaken by the specialist investment team.

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for multi-asset?

Our multi-asset experts are at the heart of the firm’s distinctive investment framework, which is built around our specialist investment teams. While each investment team follows its own unique process and style, ideas are shared, debated and challenged rigorously across asset classes and geographies.

Our specialist multi-asset team takes a collaborative approach to investment, tapping into this rich source of collective intellectual capital to ensure that every multi-asset portfolio benefits from the very best ideas from across the firm.

Key members of the multi-asset team are also part of the Asset Allocation Strategy Group, which consists of senior investment professionals with extensive experience across asset classes and investment markets. The Group contributes strategic analysis, tactical asset allocation, fundamental research and risk intelligence to the multi-asset investment process. As better-informed investors, we are therefore well-positioned to deliver better investment outcomes for clients.

5 June 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Why equities are vulnerable?

Find out why we prefer the safety of bonds. Steven Bell, Chief Economist EMEA, explains why he’s cautious on the prospects for equities.
Watch time - 7 min
2 June 2023

Gene Tannuzzo

Global Head of Fixed Income

Fixed income update – May 2023

Gene Tannuzzo, our Global Head of Fixed Income, discusses a shift in the market’s focus — from interest rate to credit volatility
Watch time - 7 min
22 May 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Are Bonds in a Bear Market?

The rise in yields makes bonds attractive. The price has already adjusted and demand should come back, switching out of other financial assets.
Watch time - 7 min
24 April 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Do I still think UK inflation will still fall to 3% by Christmas?

Looking towards year end, we think there are solid reasons why it should soon begin to ease.
Watch time - 4 min
9 December 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

No more bad news should be good news in 2023

After a dismal year for markets, William Davies gives his thoughts on risks and opportunities in the market as we head into 2023. While there is plenty to be cautious about, a repeat of 2022 seems unlikely.
Read time - 6 min
17 October 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

Global CIO Q&A: on inflation, rates, recession and more

William Davies looks at inflation and interest rates, recessionary risks, and sector and asset allocation preferences.
Read time - 5 min

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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.

Our capabilities

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