Important notice: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is coordinating our response to the coronavirus situation regionally and globally to ensure we continue to deliver for our clients, support our employees and maintain continuity of our business.

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Asset Allocation Update

The current credit cycle has been unusually long, but our Investment Grade Credit team's review of potential 'triggers' for a turn in the cycle indicates we are still not at a particularly threatening stage, although the market doesn't quite achieve a clean bill of health.

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26 March 2020

Asset Allocation Update

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation

Credit upgraded amid fluid and uncertain backdrop

The ultimate public health costs and economic impact of Covid-19 are at this time unknown. Public health responses have weighed the human cost of intensive care units being overwhelmed and the number of preventable deaths exploding against the jump higher in unemployment, collapse in investment and demand destruction attached to social distancing. Governments have, understandably, chosen life over wealth.

March 2020

European equities: Coronavirus market volatility - performance update

Francis Ellison

Client Portfolio Manager

Markets are very weak and volatile, as you would expect with such uncertainty around the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Brexit update: business as usual for our clients

On 31 January 2020, the UK left the European Union and entered a transition period during which both parties begin to negotiate a trade agreement. Growing our European business remains a strategic priority for Columbia Threadneedle and we have fully prepared for Brexit in order to provide continuity and protect our clients’ interests.

 

COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS APPOINT THEIR NEW EMEA CEO

Nick Ring has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). He also joins the executive leadership team of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.