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Greening the bond market
Greening the bond market
Green bond issuance has developed healthy momentum over recent years.
24-04-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: ‘The common enemy’ – video
Credit outlook: ‘The common enemy’ – video
Only three times since the 1930s have credit spreads been at current or better levels.
26-03-2020 | Video
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
Market update: what now, what next?
Market update: what now, what next?
While it is never fun to be in the midst of a market meltdown, we have learned that this is a good time to be long-term, active investors.
16-03-2020 | Insight
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
Scenario analysis confirms need for defensive credit market positioning
Scenario analysis confirms need for defensive credit market positioning
Our analysis of spread markets suggests the most likely scenario in coming months is that of low growth and low inflation.
03-12-2019 | Insight
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
It’s not all black and white when it comes to SDGs
It’s not all black and white when it comes to SDGs
Measuring a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs is not that straightforward.
12-12-2018 | Insight
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Does factor investing work for credits?
13-11-2018 | Insight
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
Earning a good return and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time?
11-05-2018 | Insight
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Although much factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
04-04-2018 | Insight
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Talk of an inverted US yield curve flagging a recession is completely misplaced, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
09-01-2018 | Monthly outlook
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
It is our conviction that analying sustainability information leads to better informed investment decisions.
29-11-2017 | Insight
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
The search for yield continues, but it’s getting harder to find attractively priced bonds.
24-11-2017 | Insight
Six key ESG issues in energy credits
Six key ESG issues in energy credits
The energy sector is faced with big ESG challenges.
06-04-2017 | Insight
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
Robeco retains PRI’s highest A+ grade
Robeco retains PRI’s highest A+ grade
Robeco has retained the highest possible A+ score for sustainable investing by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
08-08-2016 | Insight
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
Credit analysis and ESG: a perfect fit
Credit analysis and ESG: a perfect fit
One of the cornerstones of the investment philosophy of Robeco’s Credit team is that avoiding losers is more important than picking every winner.
17-09-2014 | Research
ESG integration, in particular for corporate bonds
ESG integration, in particular for corporate bonds
Institutional investors are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that trends such as population growth, the scarcity of raw materials and globalization have an impact on a company's risks and opportunities.
08-09-2014 | 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
Making better credit risk assessments
Making better credit risk assessments
Ground-breaking research by Robeco that changed the way the riskiness of corporate bonds can be evaluated has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
06-01-2014 | Interview
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