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Fixed Income

The global fixed income marketplace

Fixed income securities now amount to a vast global marketplace that provides a variety of important benefits to investors.

$100tn

Dollar market size

3x

Bigger than global equity market

Wide

Market risk / return profile

Source: Bloomberg as at 30 June 2021

The benefits of fixed income investing

We live in a world of rapidly-changing financial market dynamics. Evolving economic expectations and interest rate assumptions combine with an unfolding geopolitical backdrop to lend support to the idea of investing in a well-diversified portfolio.
Fixed income can be mixed with riskier asset classes such as equities to help generate superior risk-adjusted returns. Meanwhile, against a background of ageing populations in many developed markets, the demand for income continues to exert its influence as a powerful and positive force. This will continue to provide support for fixed income as an asset class going forward.
Across the range of fixed income markets can be found a wide array of risk and return characteristics. The attraction of each area can change as economic and credit cycles progress. Managers that pursue a flexible and dynamic allocation approach can seize investment opportunities as they arise – while minimising downside risks.

Reasons to invest in fixed income

  1. Potential for consistent, attractive income
  2. Diversification benefits to asset allocators
  3. Active managers well-placed to add value

Why Columbia Threadneedle Investments for fixed income investing?

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a global fixed income manager with a strong credit heritage. We aim to deliver consistent, sustainable returns for our clients via a full range of fixed income solutions.

£152bn

Global Fixed Income AUM

137

Fixed Income investment professionals

20

Years of experience on average

34

Four & five-star Fixed Income Morningstar rated funds

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Fixed Income brochure

Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments. AUM as of 30 June 2021. Morningstar ratings as of 30 June 2021. Past performance does not guarantee future results. © 2021 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

18 January 2022

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – January 2022

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 3 min
7 January 2022

Investment team updates - Bullet points 7 January 2022

Latest news from around the investment desks.
Read time - 3 min
23 December 2021

Edward Al-Hussainy

Senior Interest Rate and Currency Analyst

Monetary policy and the yield curve

Ed Al-Hussainy, Senior Rates and Currency Analyst, looks at how monetary policy is set to become less supportive in 2022 and what this means for interest rates and the yield curve.
Read time - 5 min
21 December 2021

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – December 2021

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 3 min
13 December 2021

William Davies

Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer

Changing monetary environment sets the backdrop for a year of change in 2022

2022 will be marked by a role-reversal in monetary policy: crisis support, stimulus and spending replaced by recovery, repair, reduced fiscal stimulus and a return towards “normal”.
Read time - 5 min
13 December 2021

Gene Tannuzzo

Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income

Fixed income: from recovery to expansion

Gene Tannuzzo talks about an expectation that 2022 will see the market narrative transition to the traditional expansionary phase of the business cycle, and we round up the Macro/Government Bonds, Investment Grade and High Yield spheres
Read time - 5 min

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