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COLUMBIA Threadneedle investments

Columbia Threadneedle are pleased to be part of the Investment20/20 scheme, which we are fully committed to.


Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. We manage £311 billion of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives.

We are the 11th largest manager of long term mutual fund assets in the US and the 5th largest manager of retail funds in the UK.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP), a leading US-based financial services provider. As part of Ameriprise, we are supported by a large and well-capitalised diversified financial services firm.

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We actively recruit and develop talented individuals with outstanding skills and expertise and we seek to support their continued success. By creating an environment that values fresh ideas, demands input and rewards teamwork, we leverage the diverse and complementary skills and perspectives of our people to generate our best investment thinking and business results.

We have nurtured a culture of idea sharing, collaboration and debate that is an integral part of our highly successful investment process and our success as a business.

As we continue to grow, we know that our future success depends on our ability to attract and retain outstanding talent and engage our people in a dynamic and challenging professional environment that both supports and inspires individual development and success.


The Programme is designed to equip Trainees with the necessary skills to secure permanent work at Columbia Threadneedle, or elsewhere, at the end of the year.

There are many areas for our successful candidates to join:

  • Investments team
  • Distribution and sales
  • A rotation between two of the following departments: IT, Performance and Client Reporting, Finance and Investment Operations.


We seek to recruit talented individuals. Whilst technical ability and academic success is important we also look at an applicant’s broader capabilities which might include fluency in a local language, or an ability to work as part of a team, and to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders. Importantly, we look for individuals who can demonstrate affinity with Columbia Threadneedle’s Values: Client focus, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information on the roles please visit our careers page.


  • Traineeship (Edinburgh)

    This programme is an excellent opportunity for school/college leavers to kick start their career in the industry. Based in Edinburgh.

  • Traineeship (London)

    This programme is an excellent opportunity for school/college leavers to kick start their career in the industry. Based in London.