Über Simon Bond
Simon Bond joined Columbia Threadneedle in 2003 as an Investment Grade Credit Portfolio Manager and has been the manager of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund since its launch in 2013. Having previously managed a number of institutional and retail investment grade corporate bond portfolios, Simon now concentrates his focus on managing the UK Social Bond Fund and developing other responsible investment strategies across the firm. Simon has 30 years’ experience in the fund management industry, with the last 26 years specialising in corporate credit. Throughout his career, Simon has taken a keen interest in the social investment space and as an analyst the first entity Simon reported on was Peabody Trust and the first sector he covered was housing associations. Simon is particularly passionate about the role of infrastructure in both regeneration and economic growth. Prior to joining the firm, Simon managed £6 billion in his role as the Senior UK Credit Fund Manager for AXA. Simon also worked for GE Insurance as a Portfolio Manager, Provident Mutual as a Fixed Income Analyst and Hambros Bank as an Investment Accountant and Pension Fund Investment Administrator. Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, holds the Investment Management Certificate and the General Registered Representatives Certificate.