Robeco launches Sustainable Asian Bonds fund
Rotterdam, 18 May 2022 – Robeco has launched Sustainable Asian Bonds, an SDG-aligned bond strategy investing in diversified Asian fixed income. The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth and offers an attractive yield. The exposure is predominantly in companies that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Robeco Sustainable Asian Bonds taps into a growing investment universe in some of the fastest growing economies. The Asian bond market has a liquid and mature universe of quality issuers whose debt is denominated in hard currency, representing attractive investment prospects. Additionally, the Asian bond market offers a rich and increasing supply of social, sustainable and green bonds as the region ramps up its ambitions in financing the transition to a more developed and more sustainable future.
The Robeco Sustainable Asian Bonds strategy follows an active approach with the flexibility to take off-benchmark positions. It invests in quality, hard-currency Asian corporate and sovereign bonds and targets a dividend yield of 4-6% per year throughout the cycle. The fund aims to outperform the JP Morgan Asia Credit Index. Sustainable Asian Bonds is part of Robeco's successful strategies managed using our proprietary SDG framework, with a total AuM of over EUR 10 billion.