Industry Voice: Columbia Threadneedle Investments awarded Best New Multi-Asset Fund

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Industry Voice: Columbia Threadneedle Investments awarded Best New Multi-Asset Fund

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is delighted the Threadneedle Global Multi-Asset Income Fund has scooped the prestigious award of Best New Multi-Asset Fund in the 2016 Professional Adviser Awards.

The fund, managed by Toby Nangle, was launched in July 2014 and not only has top quartile performance over the year to 31 January 2016, but is ranked #1 out of 135 funds1 in the UK IA Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares sector in the cumulative period since the fund was launched.

The Fund invests actively in Columbia Threadneedle Investments highly rated income strategies range, across equities, fixed income and property, with the aim of growing capital over the long term as well as providing a sustainably high level of income. In short, the focus is on superior risk-adjusted income and growth.

As Global Co-Head of Asset Allocation at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Toby has significant experience in managing multi asset solutions. Diversification is embedded in his process and he is also able to draw on extensive in-house experience at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. This includes global and regional equity income portfolios as well as skilled teams investing across the fixed income spectrum and an award winning property team distinguished by high-yielding real estate investments.

With that in mind, the Fund currently has 23.7% of its portfolio in the Threadneedle UK Property Trust, 23.5% in Threadneedle Global Equity Income, and 12.7% in the Threadneedle High Yield Bond Fund.

Toby Nangle joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for managing and co-managing a range of multi-asset portfolios, as well as providing strategic and tactical input to the company's asset allocation process.

Before joining the company, Toby worked at Baring Asset Management, initially in the fixed income team and subsequently as Director of the Multi-Asset Group. He holds degrees in History and International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

Toby was recently included as one of 60 people in Financial News' Rising Stars Hall of Fame, a list drawn from around 1,000 former ‘rising stars' in financial services from the last decade whose careers have ‘taken them even higher'2.

Toby Nangle said: "We're delighted to win this award, which is very much a team accolade that will be shared across our fixed income, property and equities desks. The methodology behind the award is robust, using FE data to tease out the best-performing funds as well as an expert judging panel. This makes us particularly proud to have won this year. We're confident that our multi-asset approach will create opportunities as we move forward in what is currently a challenging environment."

1 Source: Trustnet, as at 18 February 2016
2 Rising Stars Hall of Fame 2016, efinancialnews.com, February 2016.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments was recently named the best-performing fund group in a recent study by FE Trustnet3, with the highest proportion of outperforming active funds over ten years.

Important information: For investment professionals only, not to be relied upon by private investors. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and any income is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up and may be affected by exchange rate fluctuations. This means that an investor may not get back the amount invested. This material is for information only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation of an order to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments, or to provide investment advice or services. The research and analysis included in this document has been produced by Columbia Threadneedle Investments for its own investment management activities, may have been acted upon prior to publication and is made available here incidentally. Any opinions expressed are made as at the date of publication but are subject to change without notice and should not be seen as investment advice. Information obtained from external sources is believed to be reliable but its accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed. Threadneedle Opportunity Investment Funds ICVC ("TOIF") is an open-ended investment company structured as an umbrella company, incorporated in England and Wales, authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Non-UCITS scheme. Subscriptions to a Fund may only be made on the basis of the current Prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document, as well as the latest annual or interim reports and the applicable terms & conditions. Please refer to the ‘Risk Factors' section of the Prospectus for all risks applicable to investing in any fund and specifically this Fund. The above documents are available free of charge on request from Columbia Threadneedle Investments at PO Box 10033, Chelmsford, Essex CM99 2AL. Issued by Threadneedle Investment Services Limited. Registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 3701768, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AG. Authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies. columbiathreadneedle.com

 3 Source: Alex Paget, FE Trustnet, as at 13 November 2015

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