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Letter from the CIO: Stay contrarian
Letter from the CIO: Stay contrarian
Keep questioning the consensus in 2021, says Victor Verberk, Robeco’s CIO Fixed Income and Sustainability.
07-01-2021 | Insight
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Markets are pricing for the best possible outcome.
17-12-2020 | Insight
Robeco commits to net zero carbon ambition by 2050
Robeco commits to net zero carbon ambition by 2050
Robeco is committing to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its assets under management by 2050.
04-12-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: Markets already have the vaccine
Credit outlook: Markets already have the vaccine
The world is waiting for a vaccine that will enable us to return to our normal lives.
29-09-2020 | Insight
Robeco strengthens exclusions policy for fossil fuels
Robeco strengthens exclusions policy for fossil fuels
Robeco is extending its exclusion policy for fossil fuel producers and users to its entire range of strategies to help combat global warming.
24-09-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
The ‘common enemy’ elicited a massive unconventional, coordinated series of stimulus by policy makers.
24-06-2020 | Insight
Our introductory guide to investing in SDG credits
Our introductory guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
03-06-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: 'The common enemy'
Credit outlook: 'The common enemy'
Spreads have moved from historically narrow levels straight to recessionary wides.
24-03-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Global credit markets starting to look attractive after repricing
Global credit markets starting to look attractive after repricing
Spreads in the various segments of global credit markets have widened substantially over the year to date, resulting in valuations which are attractive compared to longer-term average valuations.
11-03-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: There is no average
Credit outlook: There is no average
There is a bid for safety in credit markets, but a need for yield.
10-12-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
We are still convinced that we are approaching the end of the cycle, and continue to advocate a defensive positioning.
25-09-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Be smart, quick and lucky
Credit outlook: Be smart, quick and lucky
We are skeptical of the idea that central banks are infallible.
27-06-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Dead cat bounce
Credit outlook: Dead cat bounce
04-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: The emperor is naked
Credit outlook: The emperor is naked
Despite our repeated concerns about high corporate leverage and too much risk appetite, it is only now that credit markets are beginning to react to the global economic slowdown, and the next recession is being openly discussed.
20-12-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Many credit investors only invest in their home currency.
28-12-2017 | Insight
Guide to credits
Guide to credits
Credit investors increasingly want to know how they can make superior returns while managing risk in one of the world’s most vibrant markets.
15-05-2017 | Magazine
Benefiting from the Value factor in a fundamental credit strategy
Benefiting from the Value factor in a fundamental credit strategy
Value investing has been researched extensively in equity markets and has recently been shown to exist in credit markets as well.
04-10-2016 | Insight
Robeco Global Credits: We know where to find Alpha
Robeco Global Credits: We know where to find Alpha
Victor Verberk explains why being contrarian is vital in the later stages of the global credits cycle.
10-05-2016 | Video
Robeco Global Credits
Robeco Global Credits
Victor Verberk, portfolio manager on the opportunities of credit investing.
15-07-2015 | Video
One-stop shopping for the best in credits
One-stop shopping for the best in credits
The market practice of ‘segmentation’ – where investors allocate money to specific asset class segments such as investment grade or high yield bonds – has been commonplace over the years.
17-11-2014 | Insight
The liquidity pitfall of passive investing
The liquidity pitfall of passive investing
Investing in ETFs can be very risky, especially during periods of limited liquidity.
25-08-2014 | Insight
The low-risk anomaly in credits
The low-risk anomaly in credits
In this Research Note we show that low-risk credits had superior risk-adjusted excess returns over the past 20 years.
01-04-2012 | Research
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