Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds will bring the pinnacle triathlon series to one of the UK’s largest centres for financial and business services, providing the corporate community, thriving triathlon scene and the world’s best triathletes with a chance to race on a new iconic course in the heart of the city centre.


About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global investment manager. We aim to protect and grow the wealth of individual savers, pension funds and large organisations through active investing. We are a long standing partner of triathlon and we share many of the values that drive the sport including a commitment to success through an approach that is consistent, team-based and performance-driven. We are proud to support the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds and to also support triathlon internationally including the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon (USA) and the Columbia Threadneedle Yilan Triathlon Championships (Taiwan). 

 Our Columbia Threadneedle Foundation invests in the community by partnering with charities to drive positive social change. We see this as investment in the future, with returns measured not in pounds but rather lives impacted and transformed. Since 2013 we have been a Corporate Partner of Access Sport, a UK charity that works to give every young person access to the unique power of sport to enhance their life prospects. In 2017, working with Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds and Access Sport we want to enable more disadvantaged young people to achieve their full potential through the power of sport.

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Triathlon Viewpoints from Columbia Threadneedle Investments

In the first of a special series of interviews coinciding with their sponsorship of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds, Columbia Threadneedle Investments highlight the similarities between success in elite triathlon and investment management. Here, Fund Manager Matthew Evans and Ben Bright, Head Coach at British Triathlon, discuss how better insights can drive performance.