Types of investment​

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.

Meeting companies and conducting fundamental research lie at the heart of our stock picking approach to equity investing. We look for companies that can create sustainable long-term value and believe that by engaging with companies we can gain a thorough understanding of their business models, company finances, competitive pressures and drivers of corporate profits.

Combining this bottom-up analysis with in-house thematic and macroeconomic insights into markets helps us to build portfolios that can deliver consistent, long-term outperformance.

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for equities?

A key tenet of our investment approach is research intensity. A team of over 200 investment professionals is dedicated to original independent research, the sharing of global perspectives and data analytics, across all major asset classes and markets.*

Being a responsible investor is integral to our business proposition and defines how we act in the marketplace. We feel that it is important to create our own metrics for assessing companies and as a result we have our own responsible investment ratings which are used by our investment teams as a core input to their fundamental analysis when assessing and engaging with candidate companies for investment.

This research intensity, combined with our expertise and our culture of collaboration, has enabled us to deliver a proven track record of strong, consistent risk-adjusted returns, making us a dependable partner for your equity investments.

*Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, as at 31 March 2024.

24 May 2024

Tochi Nwozuzu

Content Marketing Executive

Market Monitor – 24 May 2024

Global stock markets endured a difficult week after investors’ hopes of imminent cuts to interest rates in the United States and Europe were dampened by unexpectedly strong economic data.
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21 May 2024

Pauline Grange

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Water in crisis – searching for solutions

With too much, too little or too toxic water the world is facing a water crisis. We explore key issues and challenges before highlighting some of the companies promoting better water management.
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17 May 2024

Tochi Nwozuzu

Content Marketing Executive

Market Monitor – 17 May 2024

Global stock markets extended their May gains this week, with a welcome slowdown in inflation in the United States laying the groundwork for interest rate cuts.
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16 May 2024

Paul Doyle

Head of Europe ex-UK Equities

Positives for Europe, but the Middle East could be a headache

Inflation is a stubborn problem in the US due to labour shortages, but this is much less of a factor in Europe where activity is dull but likely to recover as the consumer is well supported.
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10 May 2024

Tochi Nwozuzu

Content Marketing Executive

Market Monitor – 10 May 2024

Global stock markets made solid gains this week as the likelihood of imminent interest rate cuts increased while geopolitical tensions eased.
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3 May 2024

Tochi Nwozuzu

Content Marketing Executive

Market Monitor – 3 May 2024

Global stock markets had a challenging week due to continued uncertainty around the timing of interest rate cuts in the United States, as well as mixed corporate earnings figures.
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Client Solutions

UK Equities

The UK stock market is home to many international businesses and contains a host of small and medium-sized companies operating domestically and overseas.  As active investors, it provides us with a unique opportunity set geared into global trends as well as the potential of innovative smaller businesses. 

Global Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth. This underpins the most exciting theme in emerging markets – the rise of the middle class and its evolving consumer pattern, from tourism to the pioneering of new products and services.

UK Equities
The UK stock market is home to many international businesses and contains a host of small and medium-sized companies operating domestically and overseas.  As active investors, it provides us with a unique opportunity set geared into global trends as well as the potential of innovative smaller businesses. 
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Global Emerging Markets
Emerging markets are fast becoming the driver of global growth. This underpins the most exciting theme in emerging markets – the rise of the middle class and its evolving consumer pattern, from tourism to the pioneering of new products and services.
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