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.

Focus funds

CT (Lux) European High-Yield Bond

Our European high yield fund is managed by a long-established team led by Roman Gaiser, Head of Fixed Income and High Yield, who is responsible for assets of EUR 5 billion. The combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches has delivered competitive, risk-adjusted returns

CT (Lux) European Social Bond

Our European Social Bond strategy was the first of its kind and is part of our Social Bond Franchise (€1bn+) launched in 2013. The fund actively and selectively invests in corporate and sovereign bonds that combine a clear social mission with sound financial fundamentals.

CT (Lux) European Corporate Bond

The portfolio management team of Alasdair Ross, Ryan Staszweski and Christopher Hult is supported by a 19-strong IG Credit analyst team to identify companies with attractive risk/reward profiles. Issuers and securities are selected for their higher likelihood of delivering strong and sustainable returns.

CT (Lux) Emerging Market Debt

We are an experienced manager of emerging market debt (EMD) strategies and our history in EMD dates back to the 1990s. Our investment funds have strong relative and risk-adjusted returns, dominated by issuer and security selection. The close collaboration between the portfolio managers and the analyst team focuses on the selection of issuers and stocks that generate sustainable returns.

Fixed Income Insights​

9 July 2024

Laura Reardon

Client Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Debt

Dispelling the myths around emerging market debt

Emerging markets today bear little resemblance to those rocked by financial crises in the 1980s and 1990s, with the asset class diversified across geography, investment grade, high yield, sovereigns and corporates
Read time - 3 min
9 July 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – July 2024

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

Christopher Hult

Portfolio Manager, Fixed income

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst, Investment Grade

EMEA Investment grade outlook, H2 2024

Inflation is finally coming down, central banks are poised to cut rates, and credit spreads have withstood volatility in government bonds. So where do we see things going from here?
Read time - 1 min
8 July 2024

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst, Investment Grade

Why we’ve said ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to Deutsche Bank

The bank had a culture problem, but when it began to embark on a period of restructuring, we were interested. Here's how our fundamental research helps unearth investment opportunities.
Read time - 3 min
8 July 2024

Alasdair Ross

Head of Investment Grade Credit, EMEA

Investment grade: attractive yields with lower risk profile

The asset class is in a fundamentally good place, with the past few years seeing index yields rise to 5.5% – competing quite well with asset classes such as equities.
Watch time - 6 min
26 June 2024

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – June 2024

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

Gary Smith

Client Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

What do geopolitical risks mean for central bank FX reserves managers?

Two major industry surveys show that adjusting for geopolitical challenges will impact the way foreign exchange reserves are managed
Read time - 8 min
14 June 2024

Gene Tannuzzo

Global Head of Fixed Income

Fixed-income outlook: Shifting opportunities for bond investors

In an environment of tighter credit spreads, investors will have to look closely to find relative value.
Read time - 1 min
7 June 2024

Roman Gaiser

Head of Fixed Income and High Yield, EMEA

David Backhouse

Portfolio Manager, High Yield

High yield: once again doing what it says on the tin

Yields have become more attractive, and volatility is creating opportunities for active management. As such, we believe current market conditions are a compelling opportunity for investors to reconsider their fixed income allocations.
Read time - 3 min
7 June 2024

Gregory Turnbull Schwartz

Senior Analyst, Fixed Income

Statement piece: the importance of accurately reading financial accounts

Despite admirable efforts there continues to be variance in how companies report their financial positions. A more in-depth understanding is important to help improve outcomes for bond investors.
Read time - 3 min
6 June 2024

Rosalie Pinkney

Senior Credit Analyst

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst, Investment Grade

European banks: better value than many other sectors

Solid profitability driven by a rates sweet spot that should see decent earnings combined with increased loan growth, plus a soft landing for the economy, mean we are broadly stable on the sector over the coming years.
Read time - 3 min
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

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