Conservative equities and credits in a world turned upside down
26-11-2020 | Productwebinar
Covid-19 has shown that when it comes to a pandemic, the normal rules do not apply. Low-volatility strategies usually offer protection against equity market volatility. Yet for most of this year, high-beta tech stocks have provided the best defense, while conservative strategies struggled. Credit markets, which are less tech-heavy, have fared a lot better. So, what’s next for low-vol?
Jan Sytze Mosselaar, Portfolio Manager, argues that while most low-risk strategies, including Robeco’s conservative equities funds, have not kept up, they now trade at attractive valuations. Ralph Berkien, Client Portfolio Manager, then explains how Robeco applies low-risk investing to credits, and what to expect in short-term and long-term results against the benchmark.