Sovereign bonds

An active approach to euro area sovereign bonds


Key features


  1. Active, opportunity-driven management of euro area sovereign debt, incorporating non-financial criteria
  2. Established expertise and a tried-and-tested investment process going back over 25 years1
  3. Our approach is based on multiple sources of value-added, including duration management and opportunity-driven country allocation

1. 'Euro Sovereigns' strategy first launched in January, 1994.


Our strengths

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    Active fundamental management

    Our conviction-driven approach draws on a top-down strategy to determine yield curve and duration positioning, while taking a bottom-up approach to build country allocation.

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    Team-based approach

    We take a collegial approach, as portfolio managers, strategists and quantitative analysts seek out opportunities and build robust portfolios.

  • efficiency

    Stringent risk management

    We make risk management a priority, both in selecting countries and securities and in our portfolio construction.

Our investment team

  • Isabelle Sanson

    Isabelle Sanson

    Head of Sovereign Debt & Inflation

Further reading

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Each month we share the conclusions from the monthly strategy investment committee which provides a summary of Ostrum’s views on the economy, strategy and markets.
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While 2023 arguably marked the comeback of bonds, there’s no guarantee this trend will continue in 2024. And as the latest Natixis research points out, uncertainties over growth prospects and inflation levels, and hence over the timing and scale of central bank rate cuts in 2024, are prompting bond investors to exercise caution.
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