Robeco has launched Sustainable Asian Bonds, an SDG-aligned bond strategy investing in diversified Asian fixed income.
The fund targets long-term capital growth with exposure predominantly to companies that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Robeco Sustainable Asian Bonds strategy uses an active approach with flexibility to take off-benchmark positions.
It invests in high quality, hard-currency Asian corporate and sovereign bonds and targets a dividend yield of 4% to 6% a year through its cycle, with the J.P. Morgan Asia Credit Index as its benchmark.
The Asian bond market has a liquid and mature universe of quality issuers whose debt is denominated in hard currency, representing attractive investment prospects.
It also offers a rich – and increasing – supply of social, sustainable and green bonds as the region ramps up its ambitions in financing the transition to a more developed and more sustainable future.
To support Robeco’s Asian strategy, the company has recently expanded its Singapore office to six investment professionals. Additional hires are planned for later in 2022, to boost the total head count to 25 across the Asian region, including the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices.