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Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Investment Themes
Jan 27, 2020
In our latest Investment Themes video, William Davies, Chief Investment Officer, EMEA, discusses: The rise of electric vehicles Japan and its changing demographics The future for China Recession fears Equities versus credit in 2020 more...
Columbia Threadneedle Investments: 2020 the year of excitement?
Jan 21, 2020
We are threatened with excitement in 2020, from civil unrest and ongoing trade wars to political upheaval and market volatility. We believe global economic expansion will continue at a slower, less even pace across regions. Against this backdrop of continued low growth, low interest rates and low inflation, we are aiming to tread a narrow path that balances risks to the upside such as a sudden acceleration in growth with risks to the downside, including the threat of a deeper recession. Our global approach and research intensity amid such an environment sees us well-positioned to navigate these macro and market movements. more...
Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Bringing our expertise to long-leased real estate
Jan 20, 2020
In a low-yield environment, investors seeking to de-risk their portfolios are increasingly turning to alternative assets offering attractive risk-adjusted returns over gilts and inflation. The case for real estate-backed solutions within matching portfolios is well established, and our combined property and credit capabilities and consistent investment approach are well suited to provide value to clients from this asset class. more...
Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Why measuring the output gap supports our asset allocation
Dec 3, 2019
Changes in our high frequency measure of the US output gap track accurately changes in the Fed Funds rate. This relationship highlights that the market currently prices a continuation of downward inflationary pressures, over and above what the Fed expects. This supports our asset allocation of remaining underweight government bonds and overweight lower-duration, higher-yielding assets such as credit. more...
Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Slowly, slowly does it
Dec 3, 2019
Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events. more...