by Atlanti | May 24, 2023 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
Sentiment was particularly weak in March driven by fears around the banking sector in Europe and the US. Spreads on EUR investment grade (IG) widened by more than 20 bps to 170 bps after peaking at circa 200 bps during the month. Rates rallied on a combination of more dovish (at least as interpreted by the market) rhetoric from central banks as well as risk-off seen in markets.
by Atlanti | Mar 8, 2023 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
After a very strong start to the month, fixed income markets gradually crept lower during the month as rates rose significantly in February, with EUR investment grade (IG) corporates ending the month -1.4% in terms of total return. Sentiment remained resilient nevertheless, as spreads were slightly tighter over the month – by 4 bps to 148bps.
by Atlanti | Dec 8, 2022 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
Market sentiment was particularly strong in November, with EUR investment grade (IG) spreads 40 bps tighter on the month. Expectations of a ‘pivot’ in central banks’ monetary policy and better-than-expected inflation prints both in the US and Europe led to a strong rally in markets globally.
by Atlanti | Nov 5, 2022 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
Market sentiment improved in October, following very weak markets in August and September. In the EUR investment grade (IG) market, spreads were only marginally tighter on month (4 bps tighter to 221 bps) while subordinated debt outperformed sharply with IG-rated EUR Tier 2s around 25 bps tighter and EUR additional tier 1 contingent convertible bonds (AT1 CoCos) spreads close to 80 bps tighter.
by Atlanti | Oct 5, 2022 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
Sentiment was weak in September, with a notable risk-off environment towards the end of the month. Spreads on EUR investment grade (IG) credit widened by 23 bps to 225 bps on the month, the widest levels year to date – approaching Covid-19 levels of 247 bps.
by Atlanti | Sep 5, 2022 | Analysis & Performance, Climate Bond, News
Sentiment deteriorated in August, despite a strong start to the month. Spreads on EUR IG credit widened by 15 basis points (bps) to around 200 bps, edging closer to year-to-date wides of around 220 bps.