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Markets face stagflationary turbulence for first time in decades
Markets face stagflationary turbulence for first time in decades
Market fears of stagflation have reared their head for the first time since the 1970s, though they may be overblown, says Robeco’s Global Macro team.
08-10-2021 | Monthly outlook
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 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Changing climate
Central bank watcher: Changing climate
As the delta variant continues to spread around the globe, we see notable differences in monetary policy response.
31-08-2021 | Insight
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
We impose water and waste constraints on our factor credit strategies.
03-08-2021 | Insight
What we’ve learned from three years of SDG credit investing
What we’ve learned from three years of SDG credit investing
It’s possible to pursue both wealth and well-being.
28-07-2021 | Insight
How will carmakers survive the shift to electrification?
How will carmakers survive the shift to electrification?
Regulation, changing consumer preferences and new entrants are cranking up the pressure.
09-07-2021 | Insight
Why climate risk considerations are especially relevant for buy-and-maintain portfolios
Why climate risk considerations are especially relevant for buy-and-maintain portfolios
Decarbonizing long-term, stable portfolios calls for a forward-looking approach
02-07-2021 | Insight
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Our simulations show we can do this without materially reducing factor exposures and hence the alpha potential.
29-06-2021 | Insight
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
Fixed income outlook: Inflation hyperventilation
Fixed income outlook: Inflation hyperventilation
Heading into H2, we still find plenty to disagree with in the prevailing market consensus.
15-06-2021 | Insight
Showing the way to Paris-aligned investing
Showing the way to Paris-aligned investing
The race to zero is on.
10-06-2021 | Insight
Finding the downside risks in credit with ESG
Finding the downside risks in credit with ESG
Using financially material ESG information leads to better-informed investment decisions and benefits society.
09-06-2021 | Insight
There’s no quant crisis in credits
There’s no quant crisis in credits
Quant strategies have performed well in credits.
01-04-2021 | Insight
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 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Several things are coming to America.
23-03-2021 | Insight
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Credit outlook: TINA is still singing
Markets are pricing for the best possible outcome.
17-12-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Just another range trade
Fixed income outlook: Just another range trade
Markets participants, often overly focused on cyclical and economic factors, may need to take a broader perspective.
08-12-2020 | Insight
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Finding the right balance between three things – public health, normal economic functioning, and personal freedoms – will be the main challenge for policymakers in 2021.
19-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
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
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
Credit outlook: The rules have changed
The ‘common enemy’ elicited a massive unconventional, coordinated series of stimulus by policy makers.
24-06-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Sustainability trends in energy credits after Covid-19
Sustainability trends in energy credits after Covid-19
Finding affordable, low-carbon and reliable energy sources is a challenge for investors in the energy sector.
22-06-2020 | Insight
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Our research into sustainability integration in quantitative investment strategies shows that such strategies lend themselves well to integrating secondary objectives, such as reducing carbon intensity.
27-05-2020 | Insight
It’s time to heed the positive signals
It’s time to heed the positive signals
Robeco’s fixed income teams gradually are shifting towards buying mode.
19-03-2020 | Interview
Duration Times Spread: measuring credit risk
Duration Times Spread: measuring credit risk
Accurately measuring credit risk is a significant challenge for credit investors.
10-12-2019 | Research
Buy-and-maintain credit: sustainability matters
Buy-and-maintain credit: sustainability matters
Sustainable investing is designed to sort the companies positioned to be resistant to future market shocks from those that are not.
12-11-2019 | Insight
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
The automotive industry still relies heavily on old-school business models and dirty technology.
03-09-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
19-08-2019 | Insight
Duration Times Spread: a measure of spread exposure in credit portfolios
Duration Times Spread: a measure of spread exposure in credit portfolios
Duration Times Spread (DTS) is the market standard method for measuring the credit volatility of a corporate bond.
22-06-2019 | Research
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