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Central bank watcher: Inflation dominance
Central bank watcher: Inflation dominance
The fear that above-target inflation could get entrenched continues to drive the discussion at most central banks.
20-10-2022 | Insight
It takes the right metrics to engineer a Paris-aligned portfolio
It takes the right metrics to engineer a Paris-aligned portfolio
We outline the most effective analytics for building climate-resilient and optimized buy-and-maintain portfolios.
17-10-2022 | Insight
Are credit factor premiums robust to rising inflation and interest rates?
Are credit factor premiums robust to rising inflation and interest rates?
Multi-factor credit strategies provide all-weather outperformance.
14-10-2022 | Insight
Volatility strikes in the UK bond market
Volatility strikes in the UK bond market
We see value now in sterling investment grade yields for our aggregate fixed income strategies.
11-10-2022 | Insight
Credit outlook: Trade and trust
Credit outlook: Trade and trust
Valuations have cheapened but this has not been broad-based enough.
28-09-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
In the past 50 years, every single recessionary peak in credit spreads has been preceded by a peak in government bond yields.
20-09-2022 | Insight
Building back bond exposure
Building back bond exposure
The outlook for bond investing has improved.
08-09-2022 | Insight
Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
We have seen a very significant repricing of fixed income, but panic and volatility can also provide opportunities.
28-06-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Central banks now face the predicament of prioritizing inflation over growth.
21-06-2022 | Insight
Positive outlook for European bank bonds
Positive outlook for European bank bonds
European banks are entering the slowdown with healthy capital buffers.
30-05-2022 | Insight
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
High inflation and central bank tightening are already leading to rising yields and negative bond returns.
18-05-2022 | Insight
The performance in government bonds is a reminder that it’s all relative
The performance in government bonds is a reminder that it’s all relative
So far this year we’ve seen fixed income assets cheapening faster than at any time in over 40 years.
18-05-2022 | Insight
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
The Fed may have made a policy mistake by starting this tightening cycle too late.
29-03-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
We’re facing the risk of central bank policy error.
22-03-2022 | Insight
Quant modeling can use non-numerical data, too
Quant modeling can use non-numerical data, too
We find that text analysis can predict the risk and return characteristics of corporate bonds.
10-12-2021 | Insight
Credit outlook: Imperfect information and imperfect foresight
Credit outlook: Imperfect information and imperfect foresight
With so many distorting elements at play right now, we can’t rely on economic theory for easy answers.
07-12-2021 | Quarterly outlook
The capex costs of reaching the Paris goals
The capex costs of reaching the Paris goals
We use green bond reporting to compare the environmental impact of a range of green projects.
06-12-2021 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Pricing sigma
Fixed income outlook: Pricing sigma
We note several multiple sigma events across fixed income markets.
30-11-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Gaining more by losing less in multi-factor credit strategies.
30-11-2021 | Insight
Corporate profits boom sends stocks to new peaks
Corporate profits boom sends stocks to new peaks
Equities have shrugged off macro headwinds and hit record highs in the US thanks to strong corporate earnings.
05-11-2021 | Monthly outlook
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Last year Robeco helped to create a new Paris-aware benchmark, but now it is time for the next step.
25-10-2021 | Insight
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks have thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at their fight to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.
20-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
With inflation worries having gained momentum, we investigate how inflation has affected credit factor premiums in the past.
24-09-2021 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
We impose water and waste constraints on our factor credit strategies.
03-08-2021 | Insight
Deep evidence that factor investing works well in bond markets
Deep evidence that factor investing works well in bond markets
More than two centuries of data confirms that value, momentum and low risk offer attractive premiums.
12-07-2021 | Insight
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Our simulations show we can do this without materially reducing factor exposures and hence the alpha potential.
29-06-2021 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Inflation hyperventilation
Fixed income outlook: Inflation hyperventilation
Heading into H2, we still find plenty to disagree with in the prevailing market consensus.
15-06-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
While it’s possible that credits could keep rallying, the margin for error is extremely limited.
31-03-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Podcast: No need to fear an inflationary accident – just yet
Podcast: No need to fear an inflationary accident – just yet
It’s inevitable that the forceful fiscal stimulus and exceptionally loose monetary policy currently in place will result in higher inflation.
30-03-2021 | Podcast
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