Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?

Solutions in 2021: adapting to a new normal

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In unprecedented times, clients are struggling to build well-diversified portfolios, as well as grappling with the rising cost of guarantees and management of very expensive liabilities. After depending on fixed income diversification for decades, they must find new ways to hedge their exposures while growing assets.

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.

Covid-19 vaccines, lockdowns and equities

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Während die Auszählung der Stimmen weitergeht, scheint sich Joe Biden die 270 Stimmen der Wahlleute gesichert zu haben, die notwendig sind, um der nächste Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten zu werden. Der knappe Wahlsieg und die Möglichkeit, dass die Republikaner die Kontrolle im Senat behalten, werden vermutlich Auswirkungen auf die potenziellen politischen Vorhaben seiner Regierung haben.

Was die us-präsidentschaftswahl für die märkte bedeutet … und was nicht!

Der Wahlzyklus wird kurzfristig zu höherer Volatilität führen, dürfte aber unserer Ansicht nach die langfristigen Durchschnittskurse kaum beeinflussen

Investment team updates – bullet points 4 September

Pensions Watch – November 2020

Find the latest key market updates regarding the following asset classes: Fixed income, European equities, US equities, Japanese equities, Global equities, Multi-asset.

Summer slumber soothes markets

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

Tracking the pandemic – the challenges of interpreting fast-changing data

Tracking the pandemic the challenges of interpreting fast data

„The Covid-19 pandemic is generating huge quantities of case count data as the
disease advances around the world. We have seen countries and regions that were hit earliest move through the initial peak and into a period of declining incidence, while those affected more recently are still recording rapid rises in infections and fatalities. But the data raises as many questions as it answers.“

Research, research, research…

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At Columbia Threadneedle Investments, our team of 180 analysts and research associates is dedicated to original, independent research. Working collaboratively across all major asset classes our teams utilize big data and analytics, such as machine learning and augmented intelligence, to turn information into forward-looking insights that add real value to investment decisions, enabling consistent and replicable outcomes for our clients.

Discovering which business models will prosper after the pandemic

Discovering which business models will prosper after the pandemic

Negative, unchanged and positive impacts