Robeco has launched a short-duration version of its existing global credits strategy, focusing on developed investment grade corporate bonds with a maximum six-year maturity.
Victor Verberk and Reinout Schapers will be lead portfolio managers on the Global Credits - Short Maturity strategy, which will be benchmarked against the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate 1-5 years index.
Along with developed investment grade, the fund will have the flexibility to invest in emerging credits, securitised credits and high yield, which will be mainly be BB-rated.
The firm said it will have the same value, unconstrained approach to global credits as the existing strategy.
It will be available for both institutional and wholesale investors on the main UK distribution platforms with a mangement fee of 0.30% and an ongoing charges figure (OCF) of 0.48%.
Nick Shaw, head of Robeco's UK wholesale business, said: "We are delighted to launch our latest global credit strategy into the UK as Robeco continues to grow its presence and client base here.
"Our market leading capabilities in credits are increasingly recognised by clients in the UK and the launch of this fund represents an exciting new addition to our fund offering here".
Verberk said: "Short duration credits have historically delivered higher risk-adjusted returns than longer dated credits due to a low risk anomaly in credit markets.
"Turnover and transaction costs of a short duration credit fund are also lower, as short dated credits are typically held until maturity, this makes strategic allocation to short duration credit bonds in a fixed income portfolio a sensible thing to do."
Last week, the firm boosted its distribution team with the appointment of JPMAM's head of European institutional business Christoph von Reiche as head of global distribution and marketing.
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