COVID-19 induced lockdowns, massive revenue losses, zombie companies and an impending wave of insolvencies – a flood of horror news kept the corporate bond market on tenterhooks in 2020. Nevertheless, after a correction of unprecedented speed and magnitude, many segments closed in positive territory, with risk premiums close to the levels at the beginning of the year. Can one continue to invest in corporate bonds with a clear conscience or is 2021 in for a rude awakening in view of valuations that are no longer favourable?
Christian Bettinger, CFA, has been with the company since June 2009. As fund manager of the mutual funds Berenberg Euro Bonds and Berenberg Credit Opportunities, he is responsible for the selection of corporate bonds in the Multi Asset area. After apprenticeship as a banker and studying business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, he first went through the trainee program at Berenberg. In February 2010, the business graduate was taken over early as a junior fund manager with a focus on derivatives and fixed income. Bettinger is a CFA-Charterholder, Certified Financial Engineer (CFE) and admitted Eurex trader.
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