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The outlook for credits: The emperor is naked
The outlook for credits: 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
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
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Environmental costs are becoming an ever-increasing burden for mining companies, a study shows.
04-12-2018 | Insight
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The US economy is still firing on all cylinders.
05-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
The outlook for credits: a slow bleed?
The outlook for credits: a slow bleed?
We are past the peak of the credit cycle and uncertainty lies ahead.
06-07-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Increasing volatility and rising interest rates – not really the cocktail of choice for the risk-averse credit investor.
23-05-2018 | 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
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
Although fundamentals are positive with a global economy firing on all cylinders, risky assets are expensive.
10-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Only a couple of years ago, US economists were still worrying about deflation.
19-03-2018 | Insight
There is always an opportunity somewhere in credits
There is always an opportunity somewhere in credits
The credits markets have undergone a metamorphosis in the last decade.
01-03-2018 | Insight
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
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
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
High NOx emissions and diesel gates are precipitating the end of the diesel era.
16-11-2017 | Insight
Credit markets are addicted to short-term performance
Credit markets are addicted to short-term performance
Robeco’s Credit team is growing increasingly uncomfortable.
06-10-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing strategies for credit markets are increasingly on the radar of researchers and investors.
22-08-2017 | Insight
Perplexing complacency in credit markets
Perplexing complacency in credit markets
Robeco’s Credit team sees a world full of imbalances that can last for years or correct at any time.
06-07-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Guess who’s back, banks are back.
08-06-2017 | 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
Value in subordinated insurance debt
Value in subordinated insurance debt
“As spreads on insurance bonds widened last year, we increased our exposure to insurance bonds.
04-05-2017 | 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
The Mexican wall of worry
The Mexican wall of worry
Despite the huge sell-off in Mexican corporate bonds and negative sentiment following the election of Donald Trump, contrarian credit investors Victor Verberk and Reinout Schapers still found investment opportunities.
31-03-2017 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
The third edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
09-03-2017 | Magazine
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
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
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
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
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
Good times for investment grade corporate bonds
Good times for investment grade corporate bonds
The ECB’s corporate sector purchase program has given investment grade corporate bonds a huge boost.
15-09-2016 | Insight
The quality of low-risk credits
The quality of low-risk credits
Recently a new factor was added to the literature: Quality.
14-09-2016 | Research
Opportunities in Investment Grade
Opportunities in Investment Grade
Peter Kwaak discusses the effects of the ECB programme on credit markets.
05-09-2016 | Video

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