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Investment 20/20

As a leading UK investment firm, we at Columbia Threadneedle Investments are pleased to be a part of Investment 20/20, offering young people their first job in The City through 12-month paid trainee roles.

While technical ability and academic success are important considerations for our trainees, Columbia Threadneedle Investments knows that being a part of our global, fast-paced environment also requires broader capabilities such as collaboration and teamwork, effective communication, and an affinity with our core values: Client Focus, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect. We seek to recruit talented school leavers and graduates of all educational backgrounds.

Applications are now open for our 2019 Investment 20/20 programme.

About Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle has more than 2,000 employees, including over 450 investment professionals working out of 17 countries across the globe. We are in the business of investments, but our clients and their goals are our top priority, whether they invest to build a nest egg, leave a legacy, or retire comfortably.


We are pioneers in the field of responsible investing and have a great track record. At CTI, we were the first European asset managers to disclose our gender diversity data and the first to pledge for gender balance by signing the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.


Employees and trainees of Columbia Threadneedle are encouraged to donate their time and talents to volunteer. They are also proud to work for a company committed to supporting local charity partners that focus on education, art, and sports to engender social change.

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Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We look after investments for individual investors, financial advisers and wealth managers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds and other institutions.


View our accolades across a wide range of sectors and funds, demonstrating the breadth of our investment expertise.

Responsible Business

As a leading global asset management group, Columbia Threadneedle Investments aims to deliver positive outcomes that meet the needs of our stakeholders and we commit to always act responsibly, transparently and in the best interests of those who trust us to manage their investments.