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Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
We have seen a very significant repricing of fixed income, but panic and volatility can also provide opportunities.
28-06-2022 | Insight
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
We’re facing a highly unusual inflationary situation.
22-06-2022 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Central banks now face the predicament of prioritizing inflation over growth.
21-06-2022 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Spreading attention
Central bank watcher: Spreading attention
Markets are adjusting their focus.
17-05-2022 | Insight
Guide to climate fixed income investing
Guide to climate fixed income investing
We've developed a practical solution for investors who are serious about meeting their climate-related goals.
03-05-2022 | Insight
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
The Fed may have made a policy mistake by starting this tightening cycle too late.
29-03-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
We’re facing the risk of central bank policy error.
22-03-2022 | 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
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Gaining more by losing less in multi-factor credit strategies.
30-11-2021 | Insight
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Last year Robeco helped to create a new Paris-aware benchmark, but now it is time for the next step.
25-10-2021 | 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 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | 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
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
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 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Fixed income outlook: Coming to America
Several things are coming to America.
23-03-2021 | 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
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
The unique climate change risks facing insurers
Climate change has become undeniable, and no industry has greater exposure to its risks than the insurance sector.
02-07-2020 | Insight
FundFire: When it Comes to Thematic ESG Strategies, Institutions Play Favorites
FundFire: When it Comes to Thematic ESG Strategies, Institutions Play Favorites
In this FundFire article, Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Co-Head Erik van Leeuwen says Robeco is evolving to meet client demand for strategies focused on themes such as UN SDG Goals and Climate Change.
01-06-2020 | In the news
FundFire: Asset Managers Turn to Alt Data to Detect Climate Change Risks
FundFire: Asset Managers Turn to Alt Data to Detect Climate Change Risks
Engagement Strategist Peter van der Werf describes in a recent FundFire article how Robeco is using data to detect climate change risks.
11-02-2020 | In the news
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
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
Institutional Investor: Factors Matter in Fixed Income Investing
Institutional Investor: Factors Matter in Fixed Income Investing
Institutional Investor highlighted Robeco’s research paper aiming to dispel myths that equity factors don’t apply to fixed income.
01-07-2019 | In the news
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