Our clients

Defined Benefit

Having long been the dominant mode of pension provision and that which remains by far the biggest in terms of scheme assets under management, defined benefit (DB) must confront a myriad of challenges if it is to deliver on the pensions promise. Against the backdrop of a challenging economic environment for both scheme sponsors and trustees, trustees must also contend with the effects on both sides of the balance sheet of historically low interest rates, improving longevity, an ever increasing regulatory and legal duties burden, greater complexity around investment choices and, for many, navigating the challenges of being cash flow negative as schemes mature and the time remaining to make good any deficit reduces – all of which requires the continual evolution of governance, technical knowhow and risk management. The latter, in particular, must increasingly integrate ESG risk factors and that most systemic of global risks, climate change, into trustee decision making, as well as risk transfer and end game planning given the increasing maturity of DB schemes.

Working closely with other client teams including that serving insurers, our DB thought leadership and solutions capability is focused on helping trustees better understand and navigate the key risks they face and those other key determinants of successful DB retirement outcomes, breaking down the jargon in the process.

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Our capabilities for DB

Liability Driven Investment
Liability Driven Investment (LDI) is a popular and core risk management tool for pension schemes and insurance companies.
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Fixed Income
We offer fixed income solutions with various risk and return objectives that range from traditional asset classes to more specialist areas such as emerging market debt, securitised debt and social bonds.
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Alternatives
Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes to a growing alternatives market that can offer the potential of strong, uncorrelated returns and diversification throughout the economic cycle.
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Fixed Income
We offer fixed income solutions with various risk and return objectives that range from traditional asset classes to more specialist areas such as emerging market debt, securitised debt and social bonds.
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Alternatives
Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes to a growing alternatives market that can offer the potential of strong, uncorrelated returns and diversification throughout the economic cycle.
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Equities
We offer a wide range of global, regional and country specific strategies, investing across the market cap spectrum and with various risk and return objectives.
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Multi-Asset
We offer clients an extensive range of multi-asset solutions designed to meet a broad range of investment objectives.
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Responsible investment
In a world where a genuine responsible investment partner is increasingly crucial, Columbia Threadneedle Investments can help investors move forward more confidently.
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Global investment solutions
Our range of solutions draw on the breadth of Columbia Threadneedle’s global capabilities and expertise with a laser focus on meeting client needs.
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Our insights

11 April 2024

Rosa Fenwick

Head of Core LDI Portfolio Management

Q1 2024 repo update

All eyes remained focused on the commencement of the global monetary easing cycle; however, as the quarter progressed it became clear that the market had been overly aggressive in its expectations, both in terms of the speed and size of potential cuts for 2024.
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10 April 2024

Roman Gaiser

Head of High Yield, EMEA

High yield bonds: focus on maturity over duration

The CT (Lux) European Short-term High Yield Bond strategy focuses on maturity over duration to manage risk. This means lower interest rate sensitivity and less volatility growth.
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9 April 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – April 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
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Our team

James Edwards
Director, Sales
Charles Shodijo
Vice President, Consultant Relations, UK
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Greg Skinner
Head of UK Institutional and Consultant Relations
Dominic Delaforce
Head of UK Institutional Client Relationship Management
Andrew Brown
Director, Sales
James Edwards
Director, Sales
Moira Gorman
Client Relationship and Sales Director
Emily Hitch
Client Relationship Director
Adam Kirkpatrick
Director, Client Relationship Management
David Page
Director, Client Relationship Management
Zahra Sachak
Director, Client Relationship Management
Camilla Crowe
Head of Consultant Relations, EMEA
Rob Kennedy
Director, Consultant Relations, UK
Ashley Manning-Brown
Moira Gorman
Client Relationship and Sales Director
James Edwards
Director, Sales
Charles Shodijo
Vice President, Consultant Relations, UK
Andrew Brown
Director, Sales

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