Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 
Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport

Simon Bond

Director - Responsible Investment Portfolio Management
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Bio:

Simon Bond joined the company in 2003 and is the portfolio manager of the Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond Fund. Simon now concentrates his focus on managing Columbia Threadneedle’s social bond portfolios and developing other responsible investment strategies across the firm. Simon has 32 years’ experience in the fund management industry, with the last 27 years specialising in corporate credit. Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, holds the Investment Management Certificate and the General Registered Representatives Certificate.


Presentation:
"Framing the future of ESG and impact investing."

The responsible investment market is growing at an extremely fast pace across segments and channels. Simon Bond will highlight the particular growth in outcomes based investing and illustrate how we are providing clients the opportunity to achieve both market financial returns with demonstrable social outcomes across Europe.


Columbia Threadneedle Investments:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager with €430bn assets under management (as per 30 September). We know investors want strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns and we aim to deliver this through an active and consistent investment approach that is team-based, risk-aware and performance-driven. Our talented worldwide investment teams work together to generate richer insights on global, regional and local investment landscapes. The ability to exchange and debate investment ideas in a collaborative environment enriches our teams’ investment processes and results in better informed decisions for our clients. With a broad range of investment strategies and solutions we are committed to first class client service and investment excellence.