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08 Oct 2015

UK savings and investment industry must provide more intuitive choices to encourage engagement with pensions and increase savings levels, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments

  • New research finds that in 2015, the number of active savers in UK Defined Contribution schemes for the first time overtook those saving in Defined Benefit schemes, but average contribution levels are low
  • Default fund is the popular choice, possibly due to the complexity of investment choices available and lack of advice
  • At £554 billion, the projected aggregate value of UK Defined Contribution assets in 2030 is considerably lower than the current industry consensus

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07 Oct 2015

Columbia Threadneedle Investments in strategic tie up with Rio Bravo Investimentos in Brazil

Columbia Threadneedle Investments announces that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Rio Bravo Investimentos, the Brazilian independent money-management firm founded by former central bank head Gustavo Franco, to launch a Brazilian-domiciled fund available to Brazilian pension fund clients.

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30 Sep 2015

Leading financial services providers support Toynbee Hall's Money Mentors Programme

Marking City Giving Day, Columbia Threadneedle Foundation and J P Morgan Chase Foundation commit to funding the expansion of Toynbee Hall's Money Mentors programme to every London borough.

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29 Sep 2015

Columbia Threadneedle Investments appoints Head of UK Institutional Sales

Columbia Threadneedle Investments today announced the appointment of Jonathan Dadswell to Head of UK Institutional Sales. Jonathan will report to Dominik Kremer, Head of Institutional Sales, EMEA and will be responsible for leading Columbia Threadneedle's business development strategy in the UK institutional market, building on the growth and success of recent years. He will be working closely with the existing Client and Consultant Relations teams.

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21 Aug 2015

Columbia Threadneedle Investments grows UK Equities Team

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Jeremy Smith to the new role of Head of UK Equity Research. He will lead the UK research team and further develop Columbia Threadneedle's UK equity research capabilities. His appointment follows that of new analyst recruits Phil Macartney and Sonal Sagar.

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