Columbia Threadneedle Completes Brand Integration of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)

6 July 2022

Columbia Threadneedle publishes in a press release: “Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Threadneedle), a leading global asset manager, has today completed the rebrand of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), bringing together its products and savings plans, website and legal entities under a single global brand.

BMO GAM (EMEA) became part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments in November 2021 through a highly complementary acquisition. Columbia Threadneedle is a global asset manager with established strengths in core asset classes and in real estate, and a strong, long-term performance track record. BMO GAM (EMEA) is a leading provider of Liability Driven Investing and fiduciary management, and well
recognised for its responsible investment expertise, along with its capabilities in alternative and traditional asset classes.

Together, Columbia Threadneedle manages $699bn across a wide range of equities, fixed income and alternatives strategies, as well as a comprehensive suite of solutions.

Fund names changing

Today some of Columbia Threadneedle’s fund names are changing to better reflect the global brand and bring further simplicity for clients:

  • From today all UK-domiciled funds start with the prefix CT, replacing the previous BMO and Threadneedle names.
  • BMO legal entity names will be changing.
  • All BMO-branded European-domiciled funds have also been renamed with the CT prefix.
  • It is intended that the Threadneedle Luxembourg SICAV funds will adopt the CT prefix at a later date.

Commenting on the completion of the brand integration, Nick Ring, CEO EMEA at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, said: “Bringing our products and strategies under the Columbia Threadneedle Investments global brand is an important step in the integration of BMO GAM (EMEA) into our business. We are excited to bring to market our broad product offering as one suite, with a range of solutions and strategies to meet various client needs.

“Together we can bring even greater benefits for all our clients: creating deeper research and better investment insights, offering a wider range of investment capabilities, and continuing our responsible investment commitment.”

Pyrford International will continue to operate independently within Columbia Threadneedle Investments. The rebranding has also provided the opportunity for Investment Trusts Boards to review their Trusts’ names, with some taking the opportunity to refresh the name better reflecting their investment objectives.”

Source: Columbia Threadneedle
Multiple reports with cicle diagram and text

About Exelerating

The Exelerating platform helps you to gain relevant insights into € 6,000+ billion of European institutional assets. We do this by tracking and analysing thousands of public sources of data.

Learn more