News / Is the Green Bond market signaling the end of the ‘traditional’ bond? – NN IP

Is the Green Bond market signaling the end of the ‘traditional’ bond? – NN IP

29/09/2020 15.15 – 15.45

New fixed income instruments related to sustainability are developing quickly. One of the most impressive developments over the past few years has been the growth of the green bond market, which as of today is worth more than EUR 600bn.


The size of the green bond market has surpassed the size of the European high yield market and the global convertible bond market. The growth is likely to accelerate in the second half of 2020, with governments like Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and Spain all working on issuing green bonds. Also, large corporates like Apple, Google and Visa have found their way to the green bond market.

In his presentation Bram Bos will show how the market has developed and what to expect in the near future. More importantly: would it already be possible to replace a traditional fixed income portfolio with green bonds? How has the performance of green bonds been over the past few years and through the COVID-19 crisis? Will this lead to the end of the traditional bond? What new innovations are currently developing in the sustainable fixed income market?

About the speaker

Bram Bos

Bram Bos is lead portfolio manager of the green bond strategies at NN Investment Partners. The flagship NN (L) Green Bond fund focuses exclusively on green bonds and has achieved an above market performance since its inception. Bram has 19 years of portfolio management experience.

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