As Managing Director of Investment Research, Robert leads the team that analyzes the fundamentals behind market movements, macroeconomic trends and the performance of specific industries – as well as their potential impact on investors. His over two-decade tenure in the financial services industry includes experience as a loan portfolio manager and senior credit analyst focused on corporate loan issues. Robert serves as the firm’s primary subject matter expert on the corporate credit markets and select alternative investment solutions, developing targeted communications and educational resources.
Robert Hoffman, CFA
Q4 Corporate credit outlook: At a crossroads
With the market environment at a critical juncture, we examine the potential outcomes for credit in the final months of the year.
Q2 2022: A balancing act
Markets face a growing list of uncertainties, but we believe that credit’s strong fundamentals should help the asset class find solid footing.
Q1 2022 Corporate credit outlook
The solid backdrop for credit sets the scene for compelling returns. It will be a credit-picker’s market, and we look to high yield bonds and senior secured loans as areas of continued opportunity.
Q2 2021: Right on track
It’s been one year since markets bottomed. With the end of the pandemic hopefully in sight, fundamentals improving and economic forecasts robust, we think the backdrop for credit remains supportive.
Q1 2021: Positioned for strength
The backdrop for credit in 2021 looks favorable. However, active management remains key to generating excess returns and navigating volatility amid the continued impact of COVID-19.
5 for ’21: Corporate credit
See the key charts we believe illustrate the corporate credit landscape for 2021, and how markets are positioned to make it through a vaccine-lit end of the tunnel.