Types of investment

Equities

We offer a wide range of global, regional and country specific strategies, investing across the market cap spectrum and with various risk and return objectives.

Meeting companies and conducting fundamental research lie at the heart of our stock picking approach to equity investing. We look for companies that can create sustainable long-term value and believe that by engaging with companies we can gain a thorough understanding of their business models, company finances, competitive pressures and drivers of corporate profits.

Combining this bottom-up analysis with in-house thematic and macroeconomic insights into markets helps us to build portfolios that can deliver consistent, long-term outperformance.

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for equities?

A key tenet of our investment approach is research intensity. A team of over 200 investment professionals is dedicated to original independent research, the sharing of global perspectives and data analytics, across all major asset classes and markets. *

Being a responsible investor is integral to our business proposition and defines how we act in the marketplace. We feel that it is important to create our own metrics for assessing companies and as a result we have our own responsible investment ratings which are used by our investment teams as a core input to their fundamental analysis when assessing and engaging with candidate companies for investment.

This research intensity, combined with our expertise and our culture of collaboration, has enabled us to deliver a proven track record of strong, consistent risk-adjusted returns, making us a dependable partner for your equity investments.

* Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, as at 31 March 2022.

22 June 2022

James Thorne

Portfolio manager

Craig Adey

Portfolio manager

UK small and mid-cap: for the rebound and beyond

Portfolio managers Craig Adey and James Thorne discuss how UK small and mid-caps have historically outperformed significantly following a cyclical trough, and the opportunity this presents in the future as investors in this space.
Read time - 6 min
1 April 2022

Investment team updates – Market updates 1 April 2022

Latest news from around the investment desks.
Read time - 3 min
31 March 2022

Dara White

Global Head of Emerging Market Equities

Emerging markets: volatility doesn’t disrupt the process

Following the recent challenging period we felt it prudent to communicate our views. Since the end of Q321 our Emerging Markets Opportunity strategy has experienced volatile performance, coinciding with considerable market volatility. We have made mistakes and we feel the market is making mistakes too.
Read time - 5 min
22 March 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: market volatility, oil and interest rates

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put markets on edge. With a high level of uncertainty and rising commodity prices, will central banks change their plans on rate increases?
Watch time - 3 min
17 March 2022

Paul DiGiacomo

Head of Equity Research

Covid-19 index: activity recovers as Omicron fades

Normal activities begin to resume as restrictions are lifted and masks come off.
7 min read
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.
Read time - 3 min

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Global Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth. This underpins the most exciting theme in emerging markets – the rise of the middle class and its evolving consumer pattern, from tourism to the pioneering of new products and services.

Global Emerging Markets
Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth. This underpins the most exciting theme in emerging markets – the rise of the middle class and its evolving consumer pattern, from tourism to the pioneering of new products and services.
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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.

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