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Fund Objective & Policy
To invest primarily in direct UK commercial property. It aims to generate total returns (from income and capital appreciation) that are above its benchmark, over rolling 3 year periods.
We strive to be responsible stewards of our clients capital and the fund is managed in accordance with our longstanding ESG principles. We believe investing responsibly is complementary to our funds’ financial objectives, and our active management bias provides the best potential to deliver positive environmental and social impact alongside financial performance.
UK Based Life Company
Property, cash, indirect (3%)
Lead Portfolio Manager
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Robin Jones is Co-Head of Institutional, UK Real Estate at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He took up this role in October 2020 and has joint responsibility for the investment performance and strategy of our UK institutional property mandates. He is also lead portfolio manager of the Threadneedle Pensions Pooled Property Fund. Robin is a member of the UK Real Estate Business Management Team, as well as the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Group with responsibility for the social mobility workstream within EMEA.
Before joining the company, Robin worked at Deloitte Real Estate as an assistant director for UK National Investment and as a senior surveyor at CBRE, Capital Markets.
Robin has a BSc in Economics from the University of Liverpool and a MSc in Commercial Property Management from Liverpool John Moores University. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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