Articles by Simon Bond, Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management, Columbia Threadneedle
Simon Bond, Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management, Columbia Threadneedle
Simon Bond joined the company in 2003 and has been the portfolio manager of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund since its launch in 2013, as well as the Threadneedle (Lux) European Social Bond Fund launched in 2017. Having previously managed a number of institutional and retail investment grade corporate bond portfolios, Simon now concentrates his focus on managing Columbia Threadneedle’s social bond portfolios and developing other responsible investment strategies across the firm.
When UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced in November his plans to issue the UK’s first green gilts in 20211 it was a significant step. The announcement not only signalled the government’s intent, but also set an example that is likely to spur further issuance of green bonds and galvanise the development of green and social finance in the UK.