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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds D EUR

Index: Bloomberg Euro Aggregate
ISIN: LU0085135894
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About this fund

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in euro-denominated government and corporate bonds. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund is an active bond fund looking to optimize returns on a risk-adjusted basis. It applies a flexible approach to investing and is not fully constrained by its underlying benchmark.

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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds D EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -5.06%. The fund posted a negative absolute return over the month, as interest rates rose sharply and credit spreads widened. Duration positioning, SSA positioning and swap spread tighteners detracted from performance, while curve positioning and credit allocation added to performance. Both the curve flattener in Europe and the curve steepener in the US added to performance. In the US the curve is still inverted, although less so than a month ago. In Europe, we think the flattening has some more legs, as the ECB is forced to hike aggressively in the coming months. Swap spreads are at a decade wide. We do expect some relief from the ECB on deposit renumeration, which would help tighten spreads.

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Market development

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After the July rally, government bonds changed course again, producing negative total returns in August for most markets. Europe was the frontrunner in the sell-off, with Bunds down -4.8% and Gilts returning -7.8%. The 2-year German bond yield rose an astonishing 94 bps, ending August at 1.20%. This was probably the largest monthly rise in this metric in at least three decades. More hawkish central bank rhetoric and skyrocketing inflation pushed up yields. High natural gas prices drove up Eurozone inflation to 9.1% YoY, a new record. As a consequence, a string of hawkish ECB members hinted at a possible 75 bps hike at the September Governing Council meeting.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are regarded very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend but retains all income in the portfolio, so total performance is reflected in the price.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, negative screening, ESG integration, limits on investments in companies and countries based on ESG performance as well as engagement. For government and government-related bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries, excludes the 15% worst ranked countries following the World Governance Indicator 'Control of Corruption', and ensures the fund has a minimum weighted average score of at least 6 following Robeco's proprietary Country Sustainability Ranking. The Country Sustainability Ranking scores countries on a scale from 1 (worst) to 10 (best) based on 40 environmental, social, and governance indicators. For corporate bonds, the fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. In the credit selection the fund limits exposure to issuers with an elevated sustainability risk profile. Lastly, where issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Investment policy

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in euro-denominated government and corporate bonds. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy.The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, region-based exclusions. The fund is an active bond fund that aims to optimize returns on a risk-adjusted basis. It applies a flexible approach to investing and is not fully constrained by its underlying benchmark. The majority of bonds selected will be components of the benchmark, but bonds outside the benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate substantially from the weightings of the benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run, while still controlling relative risk through the application of limits (on currencies and issuers) to the extent of the deviation from the benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the benchmark. The benchmark is a broad market-weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

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Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, negative screening, ESG integration, limits on investments in companies and countries based on ESG performance as well as engagement. For government and government-related bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries, excludes the 15% worst ranked countries following the World Governance Indicator 'Control of Corruption', and ensures the fund has a minimum weighted average score of at least 6 following Robeco's proprietary Country Sustainability Ranking. The Country Sustainability Ranking scores countries on a scale from 1 (worst) to 10 (best) based on 40 environmental, social, and governance indicators. For corporate bonds, the fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. In the credit selection the fund limits exposure to issuers with an elevated sustainability risk profile. Lastly, where issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Expectation of fund manager

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We expect continued headwinds for bonds from central bank tightening. The Fed, Bank of England and ECB are all expected to hike by 75 bps in their September meetings and will probably not stop there. Therefore, bond yields can continue their upward path. It will take a cooler inflation climate, weak jobs data, or a sufficient response in risk markets to halt the tightening. Hints of a rate hike pause could bring a rally in bonds, but this probably requires further patience. In Italy, parliamentary elections are nearing and higher bond yields will be seen as concerning, with debt-financing costs rising further. Even as the current spread at 235 bps is just 10 bps short of the 245 bps seen last June, a level where the ECB announced the intention to develop a spread protection tool, it is unlikely that this tool will be triggered. The upcoming elections make it difficult for the ECB to act.

Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn
Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn

Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn

Jamie Stuttard is Head of the Global Macro team and Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and of Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In 2014-2018 Jamie worked at HSBC Bank in London, where was Head of European and US Credit Strategy. Prior to that he held a number of senior fixed income positions at Fidelity Management & Research, Schroder Investment Management and PIMCO Europe. On the buy-side, he has been awarded the Plan Sponsor Europe Fund Manager of the Year award, was twice named as a Financial News Rising Star, won several Lipper Fund awards as well as helping earn Morningstar’s Best Large Fixed Interest House. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has a Master’s in History from the University of Cambridge. Stephan van IJzendoorn is Portfolio Manager in Robeco’s Global Macro team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2013, Stephan was employed by F&C Investments as a Portfolio Manager Fixed Income. Before his move to F&C Investments he worked in similar functions at Allianz Global Investors and A&O Services. Stephan started his career in the Investment Industry in 2003. He holds a Bachelor’s in Financial Management, a Master's in Investment Management from VU University Amsterdam and is Certified European Financial Analyst

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The fund is established in Luxembourg and is subject to the Luxembourg tax laws and regulations. The fund is not liable to pay any corporation, income, dividend or capital gains tax in Luxembourg. The fund is subject to an annual subscription tax ('tax d'abonnement') in Luxembourg, which amounts to 0.05% of the net asset value of the fund. This tax is included in the net asset value of the fund. The fund can in principle use the Luxembourg treaty network to partially recover any withholding tax on its income.

Fiscal treatment of investor

The fiscal consequences of investing in this fund depend on the investor's personal situation. For private investors in the Netherlands real interest and dividend income or capital gains received on their investments are not relevant for tax purposes. Each year investors pay income tax on the value of their net assets as at 1 January if and inasmuch as such net assets exceed the investor’s tax-free allowance. Any amount invested in the fund forms part of the investor's net assets. Private investors who are resident outside the Netherlands will not be taxed in the Netherlands on their investments in the fund. However, such investors may be taxed in their country of residence on any income from an investment in this fund based on the applicable national fiscal laws. Other fiscal rules apply to legal entities or professional investors. We advise investors to consult their financial or tax adviser about the tax consequences of an investment in this fund in their specific circumstances before deciding to invest in the fund.

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