Types of investment

Alternatives

New possibilities in 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.

Our specialist teams operate across a range of areas such as real assets, private markets and liquid alternative strategies. On-the-ground connections across Europe and the US allow our teams to continually explore and capitalise on new investment possibilities.

Turning these opportunities into high-quality, optimised solutions for our clients starts with strategic dialogue so we can fully understand your objectives.

Our approach is based on an independent and imaginative spirit, where alternative thinking and new ideas can thrive, supported by the resources of a global investment business that’s renowned for original research, advanced data analytics, and a centre of excellence in responsible investment.

This means our teams have both the foundations to grow and the vision to succeed. Together they bring a broad, integrated, and smart approach to alternative investments and strategies that can help you meet your needs today and be ready for whatever tomorrow holds.

14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
Read time - 3 min
17 January 2022

William Davies

Deputy Global CIO

Investment Outlook 2022 with William Davies

Deputy Global CIO and CIO EMEA, William Davies, talks about what the coming year might bring for companies, markets and fiscal policy.
Watch time - 12 min
17 January 2022

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions, EMEA & APAC

Solutions in 2022: a defining time for inflation and ESG

As inflation runs hot and interest in ESG impacts rises, there is a fundamental shift in our institutional and sub-advisory clients’ needs. We expect allocations to alternative risk assets, and to assets with positive environmental impacts, to increase.
Read time - 2 min
28 May 2021

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min
17 December 2020

Video: 2021 investment outlook

Mark King, Head of Content for EMEA, is joined by a panel of our leading investors to talk about the outlook for economies and markets, as well as the themes, trends and events they expect to see in 2021. Featuring: William Davies, Chief Investment Officer EMEA and Global Head of Equities; Neil Robson, Head of Global Equities; Maya Bhandari, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager; and Alasdair Ross, Head of Investment Grade credit.
Read time - 3 min
28 August 2020

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Summer slumber soothes markets

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

Client Solutions

Property

We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure assets can provide steady returns over the longer term and have a low correlation to other asset classes. In times of economic trubulence they can be resilient, making them increasingly appealing to investors.

Commodities

At Columbia Threadneedle, we offer actively managed long and short strategies that invest in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.

Property
We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.
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Infrastructure
Infrastructure assets can provide steady returns over the longer term and have a low correlation to other asset classes. In times of economic trubulence they can be resilient, making them increasingly appealing to investors.
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Commodities
At Columbia Threadneedle, we offer actively managed long and short strategies that invest in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.
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