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What's New In Investments, Funds? – UBS, Columbia Threadneedle, Brooks Macdonald

Editorial Staff 19 October 2023

What's New In Investments, Funds? – UBS, Columbia Threadneedle, Brooks Macdonald

The latest news in investment offerings, financial products and other services relative to wealth advisors and their clients.

UBS, Columbia Threadneedle
UBS Global Wealth Management has invested into the Columbia Threadneedle Invesetments’ newly launched Sustainable Global Equity Enhanced Income Strategy. 

Columbia Threadneedle Investments didn’t disclose, however, how much money the Swiss bank has put into the strategy. The strategy was launched in late August.

The portfolio includes an “overlay” strategy to enhance the portfolio’s income, with a combined target yield of between 4 and 8 per cent per annum. The strategy examines sustainability themes to identify 30-50 companies that can benefit from these ideas.

“Sustainability is a key fundamental trend that will continue to shape markets, in our view. We are, therefore, pleased to bring to life this new sustainable investment solution in collaboration with an esteemed industry partner, to offer our clients exclusive access to a strategy that is aligned with market trends and contributes to portfolio diversification,” Bruno Marxer, head of global investment management at UBS GWM, said.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments takes care of $617 billion of assets for individual and institutional clients worldwide.

Brooks Macdonald
Wealth manager, Brooks Macdonald, has launched its gilt portfolio service, providing its international clients access to a bespoke alternative to holding significant sums of cash in deposit accounts.  

The firm said it will provide gilt portfolios of £200,000 ($243,565) or above, with no maximum investment limit. Gilts will be specifically selected based on the most tax-efficient outcome for clients. The portfolio will be constructed using differing maturity dates, ranging from six months up to five years, to match client liabilities such as tax repayments. 

“As a result of the ultra-low interest rate environment we had for the last decade and the speed of interest rate rises in recent months, the gilt market is currently offering a very compelling, short-term opportunity. This gilt portfolio service demonstrates our commitment to providing clients with innovative solutions to help meet their evolving needs, particularly in a rapidly changing market environment,” Edward Park, chief investment officer at Brooks Macdonald, said. 

The move follows the launch of its UK gilt portfolio service earlier in the year, which gave UK clients the ability to invest via Brooks Macdonald’s Bespoke portfolio service (BPS). International clients will be able to access the gilts offering through the managed portfolio service (MPS). 

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