Types of investment


We offer clients an extensive range of multi-asset solutions designed to meet a broad range of investment objectives. These include outcome-oriented diversified growth strategies and specialist risk-managed vehicles with scope for alignment to individual risk profiles through to traditional balanced mandates.

Our multi-asset team manage all portfolios using a consistent, tried and tested active investment approach built on both strategic and tactical asset allocation, risk budgeting and the selection of individual portfolio components.

Where multi-asset portfolios invest in other internal Columbia Threadneedle capabilities, they benefit from active bottom-up security selection undertaken by the specialist investment team.

Why choose Columbia Threadneedle for multi-asset?

Our multi-asset experts are at the heart of the firm’s distinctive investment framework, which is built around our specialist investment teams. While each investment team follows its own unique process and style, ideas are shared, debated and challenged rigorously across asset classes and geographies.

Our specialist multi-asset team takes a collaborative approach to investment, tapping into this rich source of collective intellectual capital to ensure that every multi-asset portfolio benefits from the very best ideas from across the firm.

Key members of the multi-asset team are also part of the Asset Allocation Strategy Group, which consists of senior investment professionals with extensive experience across asset classes and investment markets. The Group contributes strategic analysis, tactical asset allocation, fundamental research and risk intelligence to the multi-asset investment process. As better-informed investors, we are therefore well-positioned to deliver better investment outcomes for clients.

25 January 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Opening Bell 2023 – Global Market Outlook

We discuss how far interest rates could rise, assess the severity of any economic contraction, and look forward to opportunities as recovery emerges.
Read time - 6 min
23 January 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Has recession been cancelled?

Could lower European gas prices and easing US inflation mean we’re set to avoid a winter recession?
Watch time - 5 min
12 January 2023

William F. “Ted” Truscott

Chief Executive Officer

Industry trends to watch in 2023

The last few years have delivered a fair share of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ setbacks for asset managers and investors.
Read time - 4 min
9 January 2023

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Is the US about to move into recession?

Our Chief Economist, Steven Bell, argues that a recession is needed to bring US wage inflation under control.
Watch time - 6 min
19 December 2022

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Do you believe in Santa Pause?

The Federal Reserve and markets have different expectations around how high US interest rates will go. Our Chief Economist, Steven Bell, explains that either way, the near-term outlook for risk assets looks challenged.
Watch time - 4 min
14 December 2022

Steven Bell

Chief Economist, EMEA

Closing Bell – where next for financial markets?

We look at market returns in 2022, assess the likely severity of any economic recession and ask what factors may prompt a turning point.
Read Time - 10 min

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