Types of investment

Fixed Income

Having the right partner to help you meet your fixed income goals is essential. Whether you’re seeking income, total return or capital preservation, we have the resources and expertise to help you meet these objectives and add value to your portfolios.

  • A global fixed income manager with a strong credit heritage
  • Assets under management of $208bn/€191bn/£168bn*
  • 191 investment professionals with 20 years’ average experience*

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle Investments for fixed income?

Fuelled by research – an intense and independent approach gives us deep knowledge of issuer and industry dynamics with the aim of driving strong, sustainable returns.

Our size is to your advantage – we have the global presence and scale to access markets and forensically assess issuers yet are nimble enough to extract value from security selection.

Built on a powerful line-up – we offer a wide choice of strategies from traditional government and corporate bonds to specialized areas including emerging markets and liability-driven solutions.

Established in impact investing – our social bond funds were the first of their kind and we remain a leading advocate in the development of the fast-moving green and social bond markets.**

* Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, data as at 31 March 2023.

** UK Social Bond strategy was launched in December 2013 and the European Social Bond strategy was launched in May 2017.

17 May 2024

Catherine Joint

EM Corporate Research Analyst

Ukrainian corporates are making a comeback – but is it temporary?

Businesses are taking differing approaches to managing their debt, and as we approach the point where paused repayments will resume, markets are looking at the ability of companies to uphold them.
Read time - 3 min
14 May 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – May 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
9 May 2024

Christopher Hult

Portfolio Manager, Fixed income

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst

Irish banks: a classic turnaround tale... and opportunity

The sector has gone from being one of the riskiest in Europe to among the safest – an excellent example of the situations we look for, and that our deep research and bottom-up approach allows us to benefit from.
Read time - 3 min
9 May 2024

Tom Southon

Senior Analyst, High Yield

Aggressive liability management activity pushes defaults higher

Higher default rate in European High Yield driven by a growing trend of aggressive liability management activity among over-levered issuers, increasing the risk of balance sheet restructuring events.
Read time - 3 min
23 April 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – April 2024

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
23 April 2024

Sharon Vieten

Senior analyst, Fixed Income

Sector spotlight: renewables making their mark on EU emissions

European Commission data for 2023 shows the most significant drop in the region’s annual emissions since the Emission Trading System was introduced in 2005.
Read time - 5 min

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