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Insights

Will central banks spoil buoyant market sentiment?
Will central banks spoil buoyant market sentiment?
In its quarterly outlook, the Global Fixed Income Macro team sees central banks gradually normalizing their policies.
28-07-2017 | Quarterly outlook
How to exit?
How to exit?
In its quarterly Fixed Income Outlook, Robeco signals clear improvement in economic data.
20-04-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed Income: Return dispersion is the only constant
Fixed Income: Return dispersion is the only constant
The variability of fixed income investment returns remains high and this is not likely to change this year.
20-01-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Lux-o-rente becomes QI Global Dynamic Duration
Lux-o-rente becomes QI Global Dynamic Duration
The name Robeco Lux-o-rente will be changed to Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration1.
20-01-2017 | Insight
Chart of 2017 #2: Bond madness!
Chart of 2017 #2: Bond madness!
For our second chart extraordinaire in a series of three, senior portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland picked this one entitled ‘Bond Madness!
10-01-2017 | Insight
Protect yourself against rising interest rates with zero-duration
Protect yourself against rising interest rates with zero-duration
Long-term interest rates are on the rise so credit investors need to assess whether they want to hedge interest rate risk.
19-12-2016 | Insight
Investment outlook 2018
Investment outlook 2018
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Dynamic duration management in times of rising yields
Dynamic duration management in times of rising yields
Bond yields have declined to unprecedentedly low levels over the last three decades, resulting in stellar returns but also creating a more challenging outlook for the future.
07-12-2016 | Insight
Duration significantly reduced, lowered emerging markets exposure
Duration significantly reduced, lowered emerging markets exposure
Following the bond market sell-off after the US election Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund has made some changes in the portfolio.
29-11-2016 | Insight
Novel Japanese plans won’t solve underlying problems
Novel Japanese plans won’t solve underlying problems
The Bank of Japan’s latest plans to stimulate the economy by controlling bond yields and targeting higher inflation won’t solve the underlying structural problems, warns Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
10-10-2016 | Monthly outlook
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Durations of fixed income indices are moving up rapidly.
28-09-2016 | Insight
How to achieve attractive bond returns in a low-yield environment?
How to achieve attractive bond returns in a low-yield environment?
Actively managing a portfolio’s sensitivity to interest rate movements is crucial for the returns on fixed income portfolios, as they are predominantly driven by changes in government bond yields.
21-06-2016 | Insight
Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration: dynamic duration protects and delivers
Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration: dynamic duration protects and delivers
Yields are low, but they are still moving substantially.
23-05-2016 | Video
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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High yield remains our preferred risky asset
High yield remains our preferred risky asset
February was a month with two faces.
09-03-2016 | Insight
Flexible navigation through bond market turbulence
Flexible navigation through bond market turbulence
The choppy financial markets of recent weeks were a test for the investment strategy of Robeco’s Global Total Return Bond Fund.
18-02-2016 | Insight
Timing is everything in global bond markets
Timing is everything in global bond markets
Timing is everything in bond investing as yields constantly rise and fall, says portfolio manager and seasoned market watcher Olaf Penninga.
28-01-2016 | Insight
Fixed Income Quarterly Outlook: Will she do it?
Fixed Income Quarterly Outlook: Will she do it?
Is the Fed about to make a policy error by raising rates too soon?
21-10-2015 | Quarterly outlook
Investing in euro government bonds with limited interest risk
Investing in euro government bonds with limited interest risk
The Eurozone offers attractive opportunities for active bond investors.
15-09-2015 | Insight
Robeco Lux-o-rente does it again: sell-off avoided
Robeco Lux-o-rente does it again: sell-off avoided
In the recent-sell-off on global government bond markets, Robeco Lux-o-rente managed to maintain a positive year-to-date return with its active duration positioning.
22-06-2015 | Insight
Duration management is key to bond returns
Duration management is key to bond returns
Active management of bond duration can protect against any future rate rises while still generating returns if yields continue to fall, says Robeco’s Olaf Penninga.
31-03-2015 | Insight
Duration model performs well in times of large yield changes
Duration model performs well in times of large yield changes
Robeco’s quantitative duration model drives the performance of quant duration solutions such as Robeco Lux-o-rente and Robeco Flex-o-rente.
24-07-2014 | Research
How to combine factors in the duration model?
How to combine factors in the duration model?
In this note we explain how different factors that predict bond returns are combined in the duration model.
26-07-2013 | Research
Duration Model in periods of rising inflation
Duration Model in periods of rising inflation
Inflation is on the rise and bond investors fear further inflation increases.
01-07-2011 | Research