Vanguard is to introduce two new active fixed income funds: Vanguard Core-Plus Bond Fund and Vanguard Multi-Sector Income Bond Fund.
Robeco and Quintet Private Bank have partnered to launch one of Europe’s first USD green-bond strategies. RobecoSAM US Green Bonds – a carve-out from RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds, launched last year – provides diversified exposure to the US green-bond market, fueling positive environmental impact while aiming to provide long-term capital growth that outperforms the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI USD Green Bond Index.
Assets held in UCITS and AIFs have surpassed EUR20 trillion for the first time ever, according to the latest data from European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).
A handful of the highest-raising investment funds are scooping the vast majority of all money invested in a month, raising concerns that large passive managers are becoming “too big to fail”. On average, 87 per cent of monthly net investment flows go toward the top twenty funds alone, according to exclusive data from EPFR.
BlackRock has launched the Emerging Markets Impact Bond Fund in Europe, an actively managed unconstrained strategy seeking to deliver long-term, measurable social and environmental impact whilst generating an attractive total return.
A new report from Planet Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute assessing Brazil’s sovereign health shows that the country is on an environmentally unsustainable path to 2030 and beyond, depleting its natural capital base through deforestation, and thereby bringing systemic risks to its sovereign bonds.
Asset managers are warning that new sustainable finance rules in Europe could end up reducing financing to emerging economies, where capital is most needed to fund the renewable energy transition.
Five years after launching its first green bond fund, NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has reached EUR4 billion in assets under management (AuM) across its dedicated green bond strategies.
Bond funds, with an ESG twist are on the rise. Several funds launched over the past year have focused on fixed income, linking the asset class with key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes of carbon-neutrality and climate change.
TORA, provider of the industry’s most advanced cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS) is integrating the Glimpse Markets buy-side data sharing tool for fixed income into its multi-asset platform.