Robeco adds sustainable Asian bonds fund

Robeco has launched Sustainable Asian Bonds, an SDG-aligned bond strategy investing in diversified Asian fixed income.

Robeco says the fund offers exposure to companies that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with the flexibility to take off-benchmark positions. It invests in hard-currency Asian corporate and sovereign bonds and targets a dividend yield of 4-6% per year throughout the cycle. The fund aims to outperform the JP Morgan Asia Credit Index.

Thu Ha Chow, who was recently appointed Head of Fixed Income Asia, is the fund’s lead Portfolio Manager. Reinout Schapers, who is responsible for the global credit funds and sustainable emerging credit strategy, is the fund’s co-Portfolio Manager.