Types of investment

Alternatives

New possibilities in alternatives

Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional asset classes to a growing alternatives market that can offer the potential of strong, uncorrelated returns and diversification throughout the economic cycle.

Our specialist teams operate across a range of areas such as real assets, private markets and liquid alternative strategies. On-the-ground connections across Europe and the US allow our teams to continually explore and capitalise on new investment possibilities.

Turning these opportunities into high-quality, optimised solutions for our clients starts with strategic dialogue so we can fully understand your objectives.

Our approach is based on an independent and imaginative spirit, where alternative thinking and new ideas can thrive, supported by the resources of a global investment business that’s renowned for original research, advanced data analytics, and a centre of excellence in responsible investment.

This means our teams have both the foundations to grow and the vision to succeed. Together they bring a broad, integrated, and smart approach to alternative investments and strategies that can help you meet your needs today and be ready for whatever tomorrow holds.

12 January 2023

William F. “Ted” Truscott

Chief Executive Officer

Industry trends to watch in 2023

The last few years have delivered a fair share of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ setbacks for asset managers and investors.
Read time - 4 min
22 December 2022

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Columbia Threadneedle Real Estate Partners

Real Estate: Preserving Value

There was a definite air of positivity in European real estate markets in January and February 2022.
Read time - 4 min
9 December 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

No more bad news should be good news in 2023

After a dismal year for markets, William Davies gives his thoughts on risks and opportunities in the market as we head into 2023. While there is plenty to be cautious about, a repeat of 2022 seems unlikely.
Read time - 6 min
2 August 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: market conditions, fixed income and equities, commodities and real assets

Our Global CIO on market conditions, fixed income and equities, commodities and real assets
Watch time - 6 min
2 August 2022

William Davies

Global Chief Investment Officer

CIO outlook: global markets, Ukraine, recession fears and supply chains

Our Global CIO talks global markets, Ukraine, recession fears and supply chains
Watch time - 6 min
31 March 2022

Dara White

Global Head of Emerging Market Equities

Emerging markets: volatility doesn’t disrupt the process

Following the recent challenging period we felt it prudent to communicate our views. Since the end of Q321 our Emerging Markets Opportunity strategy has experienced volatile performance, coinciding with considerable market volatility. We have made mistakes and we feel the market is making mistakes too.
Read time - 5 min

Client Solutions

Property

We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.

Private Equity

Our specialist Private Equity team, with over £1 billion assets under management, is highly experienced with a proven ability to identify and access strong performing mid-market and prime managers in Europe and the US.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure assets can provide steady returns over the longer term and have a low correlation to other asset classes. In times of economic trubulence they can be resilient, making them increasingly appealing to investors.

Commodities

At Columbia Threadneedle, we offer actively managed long and short strategies that invest in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.

Property
We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.
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Private Equity
Our specialist Private Equity team, with over £1 billion assets under management, is highly experienced with a proven ability to identify and access strong performing mid-market and prime managers in Europe and the US.
Find out more
Infrastructure
Infrastructure assets can provide steady returns over the longer term and have a low correlation to other asset classes. In times of economic trubulence they can be resilient, making them increasingly appealing to investors.
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Commodities
At Columbia Threadneedle, we offer actively managed long and short strategies that invest in a diverse global portfolio of commodities to access the capital growth, portfolio diversification and inflation protection benefits offered by this asset class.
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