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08 Dec 2016

COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS APPOINTS MICHELLE SCRIMGEOUR AS CEO OF EMEA

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Scrimgeour as Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and CEO of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited. Michelle will also join the executive leadership team of Ameriprise Financial, Inc (NYSE:AMP). Michelle joins from M&G Investments, where she is currently Chief Risk Officer, and a Director of M&G Group Limited.

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28 Nov 2016

Columbia Threadneedle Investments hosts Brazilian pension funds' visit to London

Delegation of Brazilian pension fund officials in week-long visit organised by UK Government Department of International Trade (DIT)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group, is pleased to have welcomed last week to its London office a delegation of six Brazilian pension fund officials and one consultant as part of a week-long seminar organised by the Department of International Trade (DIT). The DIT is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to assist their success in international markets, and with overseas investors looking to the UK as an investment destination.

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23 Nov 2016

COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS PRESENTS ‘FALCONS OF ARABIA: THE COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE COLLECTION’

'Falcons of Arabia: The Columbia Threadneedle Collection' explores the noble sport of falconry and highlights its role and importance in the past, present and future of the UAE and the wider Arabian Peninsula. It reflects the role the UAE has played in shaping and preserving this important tradition and celebrates the magnificence of the falcon and highlights its amazing power, speed and beauty.

The stunning images, which took over two years to bring together, will come to life in a special exhibition in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and will be part of the much anticipated DIFC Art Nights on 23 November from 7pm to 10pm in the DIFC Gate Village.  The 'Falcons of Arabia: The Columbia Threadneedle Collection' exhibition will remain open to the public for a week.

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02 Nov 2016

Columbia Threadneedle's UK Social Bond Fund added to Scottish Widows' life and pensions fund range

Columbia Threadneedle's UK Social Bond Fund, the UK's first daily liquid social bond fund, is to be included in Scottish Widows' life and pensions fund range from November 2016. The Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund is the first and only social, fixed income investment option on Scottish Widows' fund list.

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29 Sep 2016

Workplace DC pension savers risk sleepwalking into a retirement income black hole

According to new research commissioned by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and conducted by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI), a large percentage of those paying into the most common form of workplace pension - a defined contribution (DC) scheme - are not proactively choosing where to invest their savings. Instead, they are automatically opting for the default fund, a generic fund chosen by their employer, which may not generate the return required to meet their retirement needs.

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