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

20 June 2024

Gary Smith

Client Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

What do geopolitical risks mean for central bank FX reserves managers?

Two major industry surveys show that adjusting for geopolitical challenges will impact the way foreign exchange reserves are managed
Read time - 8 min
18 June 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – June 2024

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

Gene Tannuzzo

Global Head of Fixed Income

Fixed-income outlook: Shifting opportunities for bond investors

In an environment of tighter credit spreads, investors will have to look closely to find relative value.
Read time - 1 min
7 June 2024

Roman Gaiser

Head of High Yield, EMEA

David Backhouse

Portfolio Manager, High Yield

High yield: once again doing what it says on the tin

Yields have become more attractive, and volatility is creating opportunities for active management. As such, we believe current market conditions are a compelling opportunity for investors to reconsider their fixed income allocations.
Read time - 3 min
7 June 2024

Gregory Turnbull Schwartz

Senior Analyst, Fixed Income

Statement piece: the importance of accurately reading financial accounts

Despite admirable efforts there continues to be variance in how companies report their financial positions. A more in-depth understanding is important to help improve outcomes for bond investors.
Read time - 3 min
6 June 2024

Rosalie Pinkney

Senior Credit Analyst

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst

European banks: better value than many other sectors

Solid profitability driven by a rates sweet spot that should see decent earnings combined with increased loan growth, plus a soft landing for the economy, mean we are broadly stable on the sector over the coming years.
Read time - 3 min
17 May 2024

Catherine Joint

EM Corporate Research Analyst

Ukrainian corporates are making a comeback – but is it temporary?

Businesses are taking differing approaches to managing their debt, and as we approach the point where paused repayments will resume, markets are looking at the ability of companies to uphold them.
Read time - 3 min
14 May 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – May 2024

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

Christopher Hult

Portfolio Manager, Fixed income

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst

Irish banks: a classic turnaround tale... and opportunity

The sector has gone from being one of the riskiest in Europe to among the safest – an excellent example of the situations we look for, and that our deep research and bottom-up approach allows us to benefit from.
Read time - 3 min

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