Decoding Active Management

Doing the right thing

At Columbia Threadneedle Investments we strive to be responsible stewards of our clients’ assets within a framework of good governance and transparency. As a manager of substantial global equities, fixed income, and property assets and an active investor, we proactively seek to capture opportunities that help deliver sustainable growth and returns for our clients.
Being a responsible investor is integral to our business proposition and defines how we act in the marketplace. Core to our investment philosophy is the belief that effective stewardship benefits companies, investors and the economy as a whole. Well-governed companies are better positioned to manage risks and challenges inherent in business and are better able to capture opportunities for growth.
We subscribe to the United Nations backed Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI frames our approach globally.
  • We will incorporate Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
  • We focus our efforts on the more material or contentious issues and the issuers in which we have large shareholdings. We also actively participate in several investor networks, which complement our approach to engagement.
  • We place substantial value on transparency by companies and encourage greater transparency in our dialogue around ESG performance
  • We actively participate in external forums and discussions where relevant and are actively involved in the Principles of Responsible Investment across the industry
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investment reports annually on our progress in responsible investment both to clients and to the PRI.

As an active manager, it’s our duty to consider all factors that can pose a risk to or enhance client assets. We have added to our extensive research effort by launching an innovative responsible investment (RI) ratings system that combines an assessment of a company’s stewardship with a view on how well it manages its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks.

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About Us

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.

Our Funds

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a comprehensive range of investment funds catering for a broad range of objectives.

Our Capabilities

We offer a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions covering global, regional and domestic markets and asset classes.