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 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

Threadneedle (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

Threadneedle (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.

Threadneedle (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.

Threadneedle (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​

27 September 2023

Ben Kelly

Deputy Fund Manager

Letitia Byatt

Social Impact Analyst

Social norms: the growing bond market that is increasingly delivering impact

The growth in the breadth and depth of the social bond market is impressive, but there's still more to come.
Read time - 5 min
26 September 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – September 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
21 September 2023

Gordon Bowers

Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Fixed Income

Eng Tat Low

EM Sovereign Analyst

Implications of Zambia’s Sovereign Debt Restructuring 

A landmark deal for Zambia as agreement was reached on restructuring its $6.3bn debt. We explore what it means for other defaulters
Read time - 5 min
13 September 2023

Chuanyi Zhou

Asia Corporate Analyst

Navigating China’s property sector: growth, turmoil and outlook

The future of China’s real estate market remains uncertain, depending on economic factors, policy interventions and market sentiment
Read time - 5 min
6 September 2023

Jake Lunness

Client Portfolio Analyst, High Yield and Emerging Market Debt

Gilt-edged opportunities

UK government bonds are cheaper than US treasuries despite a slightly higher US base rate. What does this mean for investors?
Read time - 10 min
22 August 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – August 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
1 August 2023

Tom Southon

Senior Analyst, High Yield

European high yield: impact from rising rates is so far relatively muted

Credit metrics should remain healthy through 2024, even as revenues and earnings growth are likely to slow as the macro backdrop starts to bite.
Read time - 4 min
1 August 2023

Lin Jing Leong

Senior Sovereign Analyst, Emerging Market Asia

The Asian Monetary Fund: Just talk or potential reality?

In the current geopolitical environment, an AMF could give Asian countries a stronger voice in decision-making processes.
Read time - 4 min
25 July 2023

Fixed Income Desk

In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

In Credit Weekly Snapshot – July 2023

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.
Read time - 5 min
25 July 2023

Ryan Staszewski

Portfolio Manager, Investment Grade Credit

Pulling the plug on privatised water?

The resignation of Thames Water’s chief executive triggered speculation about nationalisation of the company. We explain why we don’t think that’s likely.
Read time - 6 min
10 July 2023

Sharon Vieten

Senior analyst, Fixed Income

European Utilities: as good as it gets…

Explaining why we’ve improved the European Utilities sector fundamental score from Neutral to Positive.
Read time - 5 min
7 July 2023

Paul Smillie

Senior Credit Analyst

Rosalie Pinkney

Senior Credit Analyst

Natalia Luna

Senior Thematic Investment Analyst, Global Research

A unique lens on banks and net zero

How are financial institutions embracing the energy transition and managing climate change risks, and what are the opportunities presented by the decarbonisation process?
Read time - 10 min

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