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Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Well-established factors, such as Low Risk, Value, Momentum and Size, generate economically meaningful and statistically significant premiums in credit markets.
27-02-2017 | Interview
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.
17-02-2017 | Insight
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Robeco views sustainability as a long term-driver of companies’ performance.
31-01-2017 | Research
High Yield Outlook: Winning by not losing is key
High Yield Outlook: Winning by not losing is key
2016 was a very strong year for global high yield.
18-01-2017 | Insight
The quarterly outlook for credits: Spectacularly wrong
The quarterly outlook for credits: Spectacularly wrong
Trump’s election will lengthen the business cycle, overheat the US economy and might trigger more Fed rate hikes.
06-01-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
The recent rise in yields has boosted the performance of financial credits, the subordinated segment in particular.
21-12-2016 | Insight
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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What does the debt supercycle mean for asset owners
What does the debt supercycle mean for asset owners
The idea of a global ‘debt supercycle’ is not as scary as it sounds, but three things do threaten stability if borrowing spirals out of control, Robeco’s experts advised asset owners at a recent webinar.
29-11-2016 | Insight
Bonds shrug off Trump's Brexit-style surprise win
Bonds shrug off Trump's Brexit-style surprise win
The reaction of bond markets to Donald Trump’s surprise victory was not as bad as the aftermath of the Brexit, and could eventually benefit fixed income investors, say Robeco’s fund managers.
09-11-2016 | Insight
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
There is a lot of talk about renewable electricity becoming cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel energy.
08-11-2016 | Insight
Bond climate calls for unconstrained investing
Bond climate calls for unconstrained investing
One of the biggest challenges facing fixed income investors today is how to achieve attractive returns in a dysfunctional market environment.
03-11-2016 | Insight
Don’t rule out a Democrat landslide in US elections
Don’t rule out a Democrat landslide in US elections
Investors should not rule out a Democratic Party landslide as Americans go to the polls to elect a new President and Congress, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
31-10-2016 | Insight
From negative policy rates to yield curve control - what’s next?
From negative policy rates to yield curve control - what’s next?
The low growth, low inflation state of the global economy is a favorable macro environment for fixed income investments.
17-10-2016 | Quarterly outlook
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
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Volatility sticks to the script in September
Volatility sticks to the script in September
Markets wake up from summer slumber.
13-10-2016 | Insight
Finding the best picks in high yield bonds
Finding the best picks in high yield bonds
The high yield bonds market offers a unique set of opportunities in an environment of low interest rates, but you need to know where to look, says portfolio manager Sander Bus.
11-10-2016 | Insight
The quarterly outlook for credits: I buy when you buy
The quarterly outlook for credits: I buy when you buy
Fundamentals have deteriorated and credit valuations are not very appealing either.
06-10-2016 | Quarterly outlook
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
The debt supercycle also means growing wealth
The debt supercycle also means growing wealth
Debt gets a bad rap, creating images of human figures bound in chains… but is it really that bad?
26-09-2016 | 5-Year outlook
Good times for investment grade corporates
Good times for investment grade corporates
The ECB’s corporate sector purchase program has given investment grade corporate bonds a huge boost.
15-09-2016 | Insight
Banks’ risk culture and its impact on credits
Banks’ risk culture and its impact on credits
After the credit crisis, the importance of proper risk management at banks has become indisputable.
13-09-2016 | Insight
Avoiding unpleasant surprises country risk in telecom credits
Avoiding unpleasant surprises country risk in telecom credits
For many telecom companies, expanding into emerging countries can be very attractive.
07-09-2016 | Insight
Opportunities in Investment Grade
Opportunities in Investment Grade
Peter Kwaak discusses the effects of the ECB programme on credit markets.
05-09-2016 | Video
Emerging Debt fund celebrates five years of outperformance
Emerging Debt fund celebrates five years of outperformance
A renaissance for emerging markets on the back of a weaker US dollar is proving a very happy birthday for Robeco’s Emerging Debt fund.
02-08-2016 | Insight
Lower liquidity, collective responsibility
Lower liquidity, collective responsibility
The financial industry needs to collectively deal with lower liquidity in bond markets, says Robeco’s head of risk analysis.
28-07-2016 | Insight
Fixed Income Quarterly Outlook: yield drought & bond scarcity
Fixed Income Quarterly Outlook: yield drought & bond scarcity
The world economy is marked by sluggish growth and absent price pressure.
19-07-2016 | Insight
Multi-factor fund celebrates birthday with outperformance
Multi-factor fund celebrates birthday with outperformance
“Putting your research to the test is always exciting, and if it then works out well, then that’s very satisfying.
18-07-2016 | Insight
The quarterly outlook for credits: remortgaging shareholder equity
The quarterly outlook for credits: remortgaging shareholder equity
American companies are levering up and central banks are providing ever cheaper money.
05-07-2016 | Quarterly outlook
Mid-term outlook depends on any Brexit domino effect
Mid-term outlook depends on any Brexit domino effect
The mid-term outlook for investors depends on whether the Brexit either unifies or further breaks up the European Union in a domino effect, says Lukas Daalder.
29-06-2016 | Insight
Financial markets get a ‘nasty surprise’ from Brexit vote
Financial markets get a ‘nasty surprise’ from Brexit vote
Markets got the biggest shock from the Brexit vote since the financial crisis of 2008 and now face months of uncertainty, say Robeco’s portfolio managers for the major asset classes.
24-06-2016 | Insight
Brexit impact on Robeco Financial Institutions Bonds
Brexit impact on Robeco Financial Institutions Bonds
24-06-2016 | Insight
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Research shows that factor investing strategies work well in corporate bonds, but actually building a portfolio requires greater care due to liquidity issues, Robeco’s quantitative experts argue in a new white paper.
14-06-2016 | Research
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