Types of investment​

Multi-Manager

Multi-Manager People

Today’s investor enjoys the choice from thousands of available funds. Whilst that’s great news, making sense of the options can be a daunting task. We see our job as making investing easier.

How do we do this?

We work by selecting what we believe to be the very best investment talent from right across the industry and combining them together into well-balanced portfolios. We believe that our approach combined with the advantages inherent in Multi-Manager investing offers a host of benefits.

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Structural 'true' diversification

Perhaps the most important principle of successful investment. We invest across asset classes, geographies, management companies and investment styles.
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Whole of market

Why restrict your opportunity set? We’re independent fund ‘selectors’ and aren’t constrained by ‘buy-lists’.
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Actively managed

There’s nothing passive about how we invest. We actively adjust asset allocation, select funds, build portfolios and manage risk.
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Proven performers

Price matters but value is key. Over the long-term our funds have consistently delivered performance whilst at the same time offsetting the impact of investment and financial advice costs.
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Ease and tax efficiency

A one stop-portfolio ‘service’. Single fund structure reduces administrative burden for clients.

Podcasts

24 what ifs for 2024, with TwentyFour Asset Management

In the first podcast of the year, we look ahead to events and trends which could drive economies and financial markets. What if central banks ease monetary policy and what impact will politics have as half the world’s population head to the polls? What if artificial intelligence takes all of our jobs and will Swansea City FC make the play-offs?

Open minded to Closed Ended pt II – Augmentum Fintech

In part two of our ‘Open Minded to Closed Ended’ miniseries, Adam chats with entrepreneur turned venture capital investor Tim Levene, CEO of Augmentum. Adam and Tim explore how the team works alongside budding entrepreneurs, discuss how the large financial incumbents are likely acquirers of fintechs and highlight how successful cash exits are important.

Open minded to Closed Ended pt I – The Renewables Infrastructure Group

In the series, we aim to highlight why accessing markets outside through listed Investment Trusts is additive for Multi-Manager portfolios, and shouldn’t be just the privilege of private markets. First up, The Renewables Infrastructure Group, a trust dedicated to the generation of power from renewable sources for UK and Europe.

Insights

17 May 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives - US inflation data still not compatible with interest rate cuts

It has been a busy fortnight with the economic data, and market mood dominated by the US inflation data.
Read time - 6 min
3 May 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives - Rate cuts: postponed in the US, on track in Europe

It has been a busy week of news flow, much of which has reinforced the current narrative around the path for monetary policy, with interest rates set to stay on hold for an extended period.
Read time - 5 min
26 April 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives: More reasons for the Fed not to cut interest rates

Markets breathe a sigh of relief over the lack of further escalation in the Middle East – but the focus returns to the sticky US inflation theme.
Read time - 5 min
19 April 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives: Yet more reasons for the US not to cut interest rates

Another tough week in markets, with geopolitics and the outlook for rates weighing on sentiment.
Read time - 6 min
16 April 2024

Adam Norris

Investment Manager

Fund Watch Q1 2024

We analyse thousands of funds each quarter – in FundWatch we highlight the elusive few that manage to outperform on a consistent basis.
Read time - 8 min
12 April 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives: Is the US economy running too hot to allow the Fed to cut rates?

It has been a tougher week for equities and bonds, particularly in the US, as economic data once again weakens the narrative around interest rate cuts being just around the corner.
Read time - 4 min
5 April 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives: Forget about ‘landings’ – should we be focusing on the economic upturn?

Financial markets saw a quiet week in the run up to the Easter break but the past few days have been a lot busier with the usual start-of-month deluge of economic data.
Read time - 5 min
22 March 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager People’s Perspectives - Rate cuts are on the horizon

It has been a busy couple of weeks since the last update, with last week dominated by economic data and this week dominated by central bank meetings.
Read time - 7 min
8 March 2024

Anthony Willis

Investment Manager

Multi-Manager Perspectives – Did everything go as expected this week?

After a subdued start this week, equity markets regained their momentum by Thursday, with fresh all-time highs set in the US, France and Germany.
Read time - 5 min

Multi-Manager Funds & Key Documents

Our Navigator Solutions

The CT MM Navigator range is designed to make investing easier. The range contains five risk profiled options spanning income, total return and growth objectives. Each multi-manager portfolio is highly diversified and is constructed through careful fund selection within an asset mix appropriate to the returns profile it is trying to achieve.

Our Lifestyle Solutions

The CT MM Lifestyle range offers a range of options so investors can choose the balance of risk and potential reward that’s right for them. The range draws on independent asset allocation expertise together with the multi-manager capabilities. Each fund has defined asset allocation parameters with the portfolios constructed through a blend of carefully selected actively managed funds together with more cost effective passive options.

Structural 'true' diversification

Perhaps the most important principle of successful investment. We invest across asset classes, geographies, management companies and investment styles.

Whole of market

Why restrict your opportunity set? We’re independent fund ‘selectors’ and aren’t constrained by ‘buy-lists’.

Proven performers

Price matters but value is key. Over the long-term our funds have consistently delivered performance whilst at the same time offsetting the impact of investment and financial advice costs.

Actively managed

There’s nothing passive about how we invest. We actively adjust asset allocation, select funds, build portfolios and manage risk.

Ease and efficiency

A one stop-portfolio ‘service’. Single fund structure reduces administrative burden for clients.

Q4 23 CT Multi-Manager – There may be trouble ahead…

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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.

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