Media Centre

06 Mar 2017

Columbia Threadneedle Investments launches new global advertising campaign

Columbia Threadneedle has launched a new global advertising campaign created to highlight the benefits of its consistent and collaborative approach to investing.  The campaign features print and digital ads that will run across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and promotes its belief in consistency to drive investment success.

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06 Mar 2017

Columbia Threadneedle Investment's American Smaller Companies Fund hits US$1 Billion

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group, announces that the value of its Threadneedle American Smaller Companies fund (the Fund) has passed the US$1 billion mark since the start of 2017, reaching 1,065 million at the end of January, reflecting both the growth in the individual holdings and the strong demand from investors for the asset class in the aftermath of Trump's election as President of the United States.

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23 Feb 2017

UK's first mainstream social investment fund, partnered with Big Issue Invest, celebrate third anniversary

Columbia Threadneedle Investments' UK Social Bond Fund is celebrating its third anniversary; having outperformed the benchmark and delivering 6.6%1 annualised returns to investors. The Fund's three-year milestone dispels the myth that investors need to sacrifice performance to achieve social impact.

Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, said: "I want to see more investments that target social good alongside financial return. Columbia Threadneedle and Big Issue Invest are pioneers in this area and a fantastic example of how investors can achieve strong returns whilst also delivering positive social outcomes. I hope others will follow their lead in helping build a shared society that benefits everyone."

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20 Feb 2017

Columbia Threadneedle wins new ESG mandate from Zurich Germany

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group, has been appointed by Zurich Germany to manage its new European equity ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy. The strategy is managed by Ann Steele, senior portfolio manager. Columbia Threadneedle Investments has a significant and long-term partnership with Zurich and is one of Zurich's primary asset managers across a broad range of different asset classes and strategies.

Michael Leinwand,Chief Investment Officer at Zurich Germany said: "We believe that proactively integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investing helps us to generate better long term financial returns for customers and shareholders. As a result we are focused on enhancing the integration of ESG practices adopted by our investment managers. Zurich appointed Columbia Threadneedle to manage this new key strategy utilizing their expertise in this area. Ann Steele has an excellent track record in managing European equities and we are confident that she will deliver outstanding performance for us."

Andrew Nicoll, Global Head of Insurance at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, said: "The case for long-term responsible investment is clear: well-run sustainable businesses, will adapt, endure and deliver long-term sustainable investment returns. We have seen an increase in demand for ESG type strategies, particularly from our European clients, as investors clearly recognise the benefits that a responsible investment approach can bring."

Columbia Threadneedle EMEA currently manages €11bn in Responsible Investment mandates for clients around the world. A dedicated team of five Responsible Investment professionals works with the broader investment team to deliver ESG solutions for clients.

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07 Feb 2017

Columbia Threadneedle Investments appoints Head of Nordics

Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group, announces the appointment of Ulrik Holm Oxfeldt as its Head of Nordics, based in Copenhagen. Ulrik Holm Oxfeldt, who joined on 1 February 2017, will lead Columbia Threadneedle's sales and client relationships in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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