Types of investment

Fixed Income

Having the right partner to help you meet your fixed income goals is essential. Whether you’re seeking income, total return or capital preservation, we have the resources and expertise to help you meet these objectives and add value to your portfolios.

  • A global fixed income manager with a strong credit heritage
  • Assets under management of $208bn/€191bn/£168bn*
  • 191 investment professionals with 20 years’ average experience*

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for fixed income?

Fuelled by research – an intense and independent approach gives us deep knowledge of issuer and industry dynamics with the aim of driving strong, sustainable returns.

Our size is to your advantage – we have the global presence and scale to access markets and forensically assess issuers yet are nimble enough to extract value from security selection.

Built on a powerful line-up – we offer a wide choice of strategies from traditional government and corporate bonds to specialized areas including emerging markets and liability-driven solutions.

Established in impact investing – our social bond funds were the first of their kind and we remain a leading advocate in the development of the fast-moving green and social bond markets.**

* Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, data as at 31 March 2023.

** UK Social Bond strategy was launched in December 2013 and the European Social Bond strategy was launched in May 2017.

Focus funds

Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond

The Fund aims to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested over the medium term by investing in bonds that are considered to support or fund socially beneficial activities and development mainly in Europe.

Threadneedle (Lux) European High Yield Bond

The Fund aims to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested over the medium to long term.

Threadneedle (Lux) European Corporate Bond

The Fund aims to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested over the medium term.

Threadneedle (Lux) Global Corporate Bond

The Fund aims to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested over the medium term.

Threadneedle (Lux) US High Yield Bond

The Fund aims to provide income with the potential to grow the amount you invested over the long term.

CT (Lux) Responsible Euro Corporate Bond

The objective is to achieve an above average rate of return over the long term measured in Euro. The Fund invests only in assets which meet the Fund’s predefined ethical and environmental, social and governance (ESG) screening criteria.

Insights

21 September 2023

Gordon Bowers

Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Eng Tat Low

EM Sovereign Analyst

Implications of Zambia’s Sovereign Debt Restructuring 

A landmark deal for Zambia as agreement was reached on restructuring its $6.3bn debt. We explore what it means for other defaulters
Read time - 5 min
19 September 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – September 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
13 September 2023

Chuanyi Zhou

Asia Corporate Analyst

Navigating China’s property sector: growth, turmoil and outlook

The future of China’s real estate market remains uncertain, depending on economic factors, policy interventions and market sentiment
Read time - 5 min
6 September 2023

Jake Lunness

Client Portfolio Analyst, High Yield and Emerging Market Debt

Gilt-edged opportunities

UK government bonds are cheaper than US treasuries despite a slightly higher US base rate. What does this mean for investors?
Read time - 10 min
22 August 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – August 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
1 August 2023

Tom Southon

Senior Analyst, High Yield

European high yield: impact from rising rates is so far relatively muted

Credit metrics should remain healthy through 2024, even as revenues and earnings growth are likely to slow as the macro backdrop starts to bite.
Read time - 4 min
1 August 2023

Lin Jing Leong

Senior Sovereign Analyst, Emerging Market Asia

The Asian Monetary Fund: Just talk or potential reality?

In the current geopolitical environment, an AMF could give Asian countries a stronger voice in decision-making processes.
Read time - 4 min
25 July 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – July 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
25 July 2023

Ryan Staszewski

Portfolio Manager, Investment Grade Credit

Pulling the plug on privatised water?

The resignation of Thames Water’s chief executive triggered speculation about nationalisation of the company. We explain why we don’t think that’s likely.
Read time - 6 min

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