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 Investments 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

CT (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.

CT (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.

CT (Lux) European Corporate Bond

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

CT (Lux) Global Corporate Bond

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

CT (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

27 February 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – February 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
23 February 2024

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst

Dick Manuel

Senior Equity Analyst

Peter Tiletnick

Senior Equity Analyst

NYCB blues… could events at the bank hit smaller institutions?

Is the banking system still vulnerable to aftershocks as central banks continue quantitative tightening?
Read time - 5 min
7 February 2024

Lin Jing Leong

Senior Sovereign Analyst, Emerging Market Asia

India and Indonesia: assessing the impact of 2024 elections

Over the last decade, leaders in Indonesia and India have capitalised on their popularity and successfully enacted reform policies that have boosted long-term investment and exports.
Read time - 3 min
24 January 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – January 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
23 January 2024

Tom Southon

Senior Analyst, High Yield

European high yield: refinancing risks looking more manageable

We continue to forecast moderate earnings growth for FY24 and see an overall healthy cash flow picture.
Read time - 4 min
19 January 2024

Sarah Glendon

Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Debt Team

Mexico’s 2024 election outlook: Lessons from the Latin American region

Mexican voters head to the ballot box next June. We explore potential outcomes and broader political change in Latin America.
Read time - 3 min
9 January 2024

Jake Lunness

Client Portfolio Analyst, High Yield and Emerging Market Debt

Three reasons to allocate to European High Yield

From an evolving market to historical performance via higher yields with modest default rates, here's why you should consider European High Yield.
Read time - 5 min
19 December 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – December 2023

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

Kate Moreton

Emerging Market Sovereign Analyst

Argentina: New regime opens door for a better outcome

New President Javier Milei has vowed to tackle Argentina’s economic crisis. We assess the potential impacts of his radical policy proposals.
Read time - 2 min

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