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Central bank watcher: Different worlds
Central bank watcher: Different worlds
Not all global policymakers are in a rush to remove the punch bowl.
20-12-2021 | Insight
Quant modeling can use non-numerical data, too
Quant modeling can use non-numerical data, too
We find that text analysis can predict the risk and return characteristics of corporate bonds.
10-12-2021 | Insight
Credit outlook: Imperfect information and imperfect foresight
Credit outlook: Imperfect information and imperfect foresight
With so many distorting elements at play right now, we can’t rely on economic theory for easy answers.
07-12-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Talk ’22: ‘A season for active credit managers to thrive’
Talk ’22: ‘A season for active credit managers to thrive’
With super stimulus gradually coming to an end, markets will once again be able to distinguish between good and bad credit, says Sander Bus, Co-Head of Credits.
24-11-2021 | Interview
Taking a more cautionary stance against stagflationary turbulence
Taking a more cautionary stance against stagflationary turbulence
Market fears of stagflation have prompted Robeco’s multi-asset team to take some risk off the table and stash more cash.
08-10-2021 | Monthly outlook
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
With inflation worries having gained momentum, we investigate how inflation has affected credit factor premiums in the past.
24-09-2021 | Insight
Credit outlook: Common prosperity
Credit outlook: Common prosperity
Changing policy in China will have repercussions for the rest of the world – and for credit markets.
21-09-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Humble
Credit outlook: Humble
It’s best to be humble about the many unknowns and distortions as economies reopen.
23-06-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
Credit outlook: Running the economy hot
While it’s possible that credits could keep rallying, the margin for error is extremely limited.
31-03-2021 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Several things are coming to America.
23-03-2021 | Quarterly outlook
 High yield indices don’t make good benchmarks
High yield indices don’t make good benchmarks
Certain features that are typical of high yield corporate bonds impose costs on high yield portfolios.
26-01-2021 | Insight
Is there value in fallen angels?
Is there value in fallen angels?
Credit downgrades can be an opportunity for high yield investors.
29-10-2020 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Hundreds of investors are convinced that sustainable investing offers a better way of buying equities.
16-07-2018 | Insight
Credit outlook: risk management is key
Credit outlook: risk management is key
The 2018 outlook on credits is cautious.
23-01-2018 | Video
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
Four unjustified stress factors for high yield bonds
Four unjustified stress factors for high yield bonds
Investors in high yield bonds should be careful that they do not get carried away by the unpredictable sentiment on financial markets.
14-03-2016 | Insight
On the nature and predictability of corporate bond returns
On the nature and predictability of corporate bond returns
Corporate bond returns consist of two distinct components: an interest rate component, which is default-free and anti-cyclical, and a credit spread component, which is default-risky and pro-cyclical.
16-05-2012 | Research
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