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Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Global-Aggregate Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU0951484418
  • Invests globally in government and corporate bonds
  • Dynamic cross-asset class strategies within fixed income to take advantage of global opportunities
  • Solid and long track record since 1974
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About this fund

Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund is an actively managed fund that invests globally in developed government and corporate bonds but also has the flexibility to invest in Emerging Debt. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund is a well-diversified global bond portfolio, which aims to achieve attractive returns by means of a top-down asset-allocation policy. The fund will pursue an active duration policy with the objective to limit draw downs when bond yields rise and enhance returns when bond yields fall.

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Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund CH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -2.25%. The fund posted a negative absolute return in March, as interest rates increased in tandem with credit spreads. The fund's flattener curve positions in Germany and the United States added to performance, as did the fund's positions in country spreads and SSA. FX added only marginally to performance, given the underperformance of Asian currencies versus the dollar. Credit added to performance, given the underweights in Asian credit and sub-financials, as those spreads widened during the month.

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Market development

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On 1 March, German Bund yields declined 20 basis points to -0.07%, as fears of the war in Ukraine fueled the flight-to-quality demand. US Treasury yields also fell, but in a more modest fashion. Nonetheless, as energy prices skyrocketed and the market became more convinced that the conflict would be contained to Ukraine and Russia, inflation pressures started dominating market pricing. Bond yields rose fast, helped as well by hawkish central bank rhetoric. Fed officials pointed to the possibility of 50-bps rate hikes and a quick balance sheet reduction, after a 25-bps step in March. The ECB continued to pave the way for hiking rates later this year. US 2-year yields rose 90 bps in the month and 2-year German yields moved into positive territory for the first time since 2014. Yields on 10-year US Treasuries (2.34%), Bunds (0.55%) and OATs (0.98 %) all closed March at around multi-year highs.

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Currency policy

Currency risks are hedged, however active currency positions of the fund are part of the investment strategy and will not be hedged.

Dividend policy

In principle, this share class of the fund will distribute dividend.

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 investments have a minimum weighted average score of 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. 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 Global Total Return Bond Fund is an actively managed fund that invests globally in developed government and corporate bonds but also has the flexibility to invest in Emerging Debt. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting certain ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, next to engagement. The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund is a well-diversified global bond portfolio, which aims to achieve attractive returns by means of a top-down asset-allocation policy. The fund will pursue an active duration policy with the objective to limit draw downs when bond yields rise and enhance returns when bond yields fall. 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, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on issuers and currencies) to the extent of 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

The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund targets an ex-ante total return volatility within the range of 2 to 6% and can adjust the duration of the portfolio between 0 and 10 years. The leverage exposure of derivatives on a fund level is restricted as described in the prospectus.

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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 investments have a minimum weighted average score of 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. 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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Markets will need to digest staggering inflation numbers, as price shocks continue to kick in. Against this backdrop, the Fed will probably hike in 50-bps steps and announce QT in May, while the ECB should end net asset purchases in Q3 and deliver a 25-bps hike in early autumn. Only in case of a sharp slowdown in growth or abrupt tightening in financing conditions could these trajectories be derailed. We stick to a flattening bias, while preparing for the moment to add duration, as more than 300 bps in Fed tightening and almost 200 bps in ECB hikes have been priced in.

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk
Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In the period 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. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has a Master’s in History from University of Cambridge. Bob Stoutjesdijk is a portfolio manager and strategist on Robeco’s Global Macro team. Bob worked at Shell Asset Management Company as Portfolio Manager Fixed Income Sovereign Credit from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that, he was Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at SNS Asset Management. He started his career as Quantitative Analyst at APG Asset Management in 2008. Bob has a Master’s in Economics & Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CAIA® charterholder.

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1st quotation date1440633600000
Close financial year31-12
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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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