Types of investment

Fixed Income

We offer fixed income solutions with various risk and return objectives that range from traditional asset classes to more specialist areas such as emerging market debt, securitised debt and social bonds.

Our global fixed income research team is resourced to provide a balance between detailed due diligence of issuers and a clear vision of market and sector trends. Credit selection is key, with our research experts conducting proprietary, bottom-up company analysis and sharing insights to achieve better outcomes for our clients.

Portfolio managers follow a flexible approach to portfolio construction, combining top-down and bottom-up analysis to enable us to respond to challenges posed by structural changes in demographics, globalisation and geopolitics, as well as the evolution of the credit cycle.

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for fixed income?

Our 199-strong global Fixed Income team is split between research, portfolio management and support teams, as well as a dedicated trading function. With this scale of resources managing $247 billion in assets, we have the global presence to conduct thorough analysis of bond issuers yet retain the ability to deliver returns from security selection. *

Responsible investment (RI) is embedded within our investment process and we have developed proprietary tools that provide a robust RI framework and better analysis for portfolio managers. Columbia Threadneedle is also a pioneer in impact investing and has been a leading advocate in the development of the burgeoning green and social bond markets.

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

28 March 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – March 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 3 min
27 March 2023

Ryan Staszewski

Portfolio Manager, Investment Grade Credit

Credit Suisse : Crisis throws up more questions than answers

Assessing UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse and with wider ramifications for credit markets in the future.
Read time - 5 min
23 March 2023

Jake Lunness

Client Portfolio Analyst, High Yield and Emerging Market Debt

China’s role in global trade and why it still matters

We look at the major role China continues to play in the global economy, the interdependence between the EU and China, and the potential flashpoints of which investors should be aware
Read time - 5 min
21 March 2023

Ben Kelly

Senior Portfolio ESG and Impact Analyst

Bond market breakdown: bumper start to year sees broader issuance

Year-to-date issuance is at $184 billion – which is 78% larger than 2018’s total issuance.
Read time - 3 min
6 March 2023

Gordon Bowers

Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Ukraine: one year on but no end in sight

A year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine we are unfortunately no closer to seeing an end to the war than when the first bombs dropped on 24 February 2022.
Read time - 3 min
3 March 2023

Sarah Glendon

Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Debt Team

Latin America’s left: more bark than bite (mostly) 

Latin America’s political landscape has shifted to the left. We ask whether new presidents will be able to deliver on their mandates and assess what the move means for fundamentals.
Read time - 3 min

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