Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies, which are owned by the US financial services firm, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Awarded the Elite Provider rating, their focus is on equities and fixed income but they also manage cash and property assets. They have an international presence spanning 18 countries across UK, Europe, US and Asia.
The company was dealt a double blow in 2014 when key fund managers from its UK equity and US equity teams left to join Investec and Artemis respectively. They remain particularly strong in European equities, however, and the team-based approach, which is central to their investment philosophy, has helped them withstand the high-profile losses last year.
Elite Rated funds