May 2020

Dismal data and downgrades continue.


In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.

11 May 2020

Investment grade credit: how cheap are credit spreads?

Christopher Hult

Portfolio Manager, Fixed income

From the middle of February to late March was one of the worst periods of performance for risk markets in general and for investment grade (IG) credit in particular. This was in response to the Covid-19 crisis and was marked by both the speed and extent of the spread widening.

29 April 2020

Coronavirus modelling: a U-shaped recovery

Investment team


Economic recovery from Covid-19 is the big unknown. Using US GDP as a base case, this chart illustrates how we could get there.

April 2020

Oil prices down, credit downgrades up.


In Credit - Weekly Snapshot

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events.

April 2020

Coronavirus: research, research, research…

Colin Moore

Global Chief Investment Officer

At Columbia Threadneedle Investments, our team of 180 analysts and research associates is dedicated to original, independent research. Working collaboratively across all major asset classes our teams utilize big data and analytics, such as machine learning and augmented intelligence, to turn information into forward-looking insights that add real value to investment decisions, enabling consistent and replicable outcomes for our clients.

16 April 2020

Market updates

Investment team


Investment team updates | 16 April 2020

15 April 2020

Q&A: Japan, Covid-19 and coping with market volatility

Daisuke Nomoto

Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities

The past few weeks have been volatile for both global and Japanese markets amid Covid-19 concerns, presenting a challenging time for investors globally.

14 April 2020

Coronavirus sparks a social shift in the bond market

Ben Kelly and Simon Bond

Senior Thematic Analyst, Responsible Investment and Director of Responsible Investment, Portfolio Management

The coronavirus is a social issue that has brought unprecedented disruption to societies and is impacting the wellbeing of the world’s population. Capital markets are responding to this challenge with more than $9 billion of social bonds issued in the past three weeks, all from supranational entities. However, more can be done, and this presents a great opportunity for governments to follow suit.

9 April 2020

Why growth will trump value in the long grind of recovery

Neil Robson

Head of Global Equities

Traditional business cycle analyses have no inputs for a global pandemic, making it hard to position portfolios for a market rebound. But cheap valuations of the world’s high-quality growth companies offer opportunities.

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