Robeco launches sustainability-focused quant credit strategy

Co-headed by Patrick Houweling

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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The fund invests in companies that have a “measurable positive contribution” to the UN SDGs

The fund invests in companies that have a “measurable positive contribution” to the UN SDGs

Robeco has launched a new quant credit strategy, focused on sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The RobecoSAM QI Global SDG & Climate Multi-Factor Credits fund is classified as Article 9 under the SFDR and is managed by Robeco's Quant Fixed Income team, co-headed by Patrick Houweling. The strategy uses Robeco's multi-factor credit selection model but has sustainability as its primary objective. The fund is benchmarked against the Solactive Paris-Aligned Global Corporate Index. Collectively, the portfolio's holdings need to emit lower carbon emissions than the index, as the asset manager is committed to keeping its carbon footprint down. The benchmark itself has 50% lower carbon ...

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