Lonsec awards recommended rating to Robeco SDG Credit Income Fund (AUD Hedged)

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The Robeco SDG Credit Income Fund (AUD Hedged) (“Fund”) has received a recommended rating from independent research house, Lonsec. Robeco launched the Fund – which aims to contribute to realising the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDG”) – for Australian investors in November 2020. It feeds into the Luxembourg-domiciled strategy launched in May 2018, and

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The fund manager 2.0 needs to know more than maximising alpha

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To be successful in the changing asset management environment, fund managers need to continuously reinvent themselves. In the past, they had to deal with globalization and quantification, and are currently being impacted by the use of big data and machine learning. Developments in sustainable investing are requiring the fund manager of the future to adapt

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Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure

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Covid-19 might have put the spotlight on health, but our investment and Active Ownership teams have had a focus on health, health care and healthy food for some years already. We take the good aspects of it, such as the excellent investment opportunities that can be found in disease prevention, pharmaceuticals, fitness, and healthy and

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Robeco survey reveals big investor shift on climate change and decarbonisation

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Robeco has published a survey on how investors are approaching the opportunities and risks associated with climate change. The survey covers 300 of the world’s largest institutional and wholesale investors in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, representing a total of around USD 23.4 trillion in assets under management. Carried out by CoreData Research, Robeco’s

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China outlook 2021: Starting off the year on the right foot

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Despite the havoc caused by Covid-19, China started off 2021 on a much stronger footing than 2020. As the economic recovery gathers momentum and political tensions with the US ease a little, we remain constructive for the months to come. After a roller-coaster but still positive year in 2020, the Chinese economy is expected to

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Robeco launches credit income fund targeting Sustainable Development Goals

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Robeco has launched a new investment fund for the Australian market which is designed to contribute positively to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while aiming to provide a monthly income distribution between 4% and 6% for clients. The Robeco SDG Credit Income Fund is now accessible in the Australian market and applies Robeco’s

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Robeco credit quarterly outlook: Q4 2020

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In light of the massive gap between markets and fundamentals, we approached this Credit Quarterly Outlook with the question: do fundamentals still matter? Sander Bus, Co-head of the Robeco Credit team, says, “Longer term, we have no doubt that fundamentals still matter for markets but, for the last several months, the central bank put has

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Robeco extends exclusion of investments in fossil fuels to all its funds

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Robeco has taken an important next step in its sustainable investing approach with the decision to exclude investments in thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling from all its mutual funds. Robeco has decided to exclude investments in thermal coal as it is by far the highest carbon-emitting source of energy in the global fuel

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Robeco and RobecoSAM awarded highest scores in 2020 PRI assessment

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Robeco and RobecoSAM have received the highest possible scores (A+) from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for all assessed modules for sustainable investing. Robeco and RobecoSAM received A+ scores for all aspects of their sustainability approach and the investment modules that were applicable to them in the PRI Assessment Report 2020. Robeco has been

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New study reveals you can predict when interest rates will rise

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Can interest rate moves – and therefore bond returns – be accurately predicted? This question has intrigued finance academics and practitioners for decades, as government bonds represent one of the most important asset classes for investors. The size of the global government bonds market represents about 30% of overall market capitalisations of all investable asset

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