Robeco launches Asia sustainable bond fund

Green bondsDutch fund manager Robeco has launched a fixed income fund aligned with its proprietary sustainability framework. The Sustainable Asian Bonds fund will invest in diversified Asian fixed income. According to Robeco, the fund’s exposure is mostly focused on companies that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will invest in hard-currency Asian corporate and sovereign bonds and has set a target dividend yield of between 4% and 6%. The fund’s lead portfolio manager is Thu Ha Chow, who was recently appointed head of fixed income Asia. “The Asian fixed income market has a crucial role to play in financing the transition to a sustainable future,” she said. © 2022 funds global asia

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