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Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse 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 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 aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund will pursue an active duration (interest-rate sensitivity) policy with the objective to limit draw downs when bond yields rise and enhance returns when bond yields fall. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.71%. The fund posted a positive return in December, although slightly below the index. The fund benefited from declining yields globally, although the large underweight position in Japan subtracted from performance, as even 10-year maturity Japanese bond yields are now in negative territory. The US curve steepener position added to performance as especially 10-year bonds in the US rallied significantly. We hold a 6% position in TIPS which hurt the portfolio, as oil prices declined further. Positioning in Italy and France was the main contributor to relative performance, while fx positioning was the main detractor. Especially the Norwegian krona suffered due to the decline in oil prices, while the Mexican peso rallied. Credit positioning contributed neutrally to performance.

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Market development

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Government bonds rallied in December, with gains of 1.9% in US Treasuries and 0.5% in German Bunds. Government bonds in general benefited from a demand for safe haven assets, as equities and high yield bonds were facing selling pressures. Asset price volatility reflected fears about China-US trade relations and a slowdown in global growth. Market sentiment was also hurt by the Fed signaling plans to continue tightening monetary policy at their 19 December meeting. Italy escaped from this sentiment due to good news on the 2019 budget. The Italian government presented a plan for a more contained (2.0%) budget deficit. This plan was accepted by the European Commission, which at least for now ended the dispute on budget rules between the two. The combination of political risk with tighter financial conditions globally has resulted in one of the weakest equity and credit December months in history.

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Sustainability Themed Fund

Currency policy

The fund aims to maximise the risk-adjusted return in euro. Derivatives are used to hedge most currency positions of the investments' currency of this share class. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited.

Dividend policy

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

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund, ESG factors play an important role in the investment process, both in country analysis and credit analysis. For investments in sovereigns, the Country Sustainability Ranking and underlying research is used as input for assessment of the structural outlook for a country. For credits, the ESG analysis is part of the fundamental scoring by the sector analyst.

Investment policy

Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund invests in government and corporate bonds with the aim of capturing opportunities in fixed income classes around the globe. The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis, and targets a return volatility of 2 to 6%. The duration of the fund will be managed actively and can move between 0 and 10 years. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited. The backbone of the investment process is consistent and in-depth fundamental research on both companies and countries. An important element in this analysis is the assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

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.

Expectation of fund manager

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Risk sentiment is badly hurt, the momentum in global growth is decelerating and inflation pressures have remained contained. All of this explains the current bullish environment for government bonds. Looking forward, we expect central banks to acknowledge these market trends and signal a more dovish monetary policy stance. As yields have corrected a lot, such announcements will probably lead to some stability in rates and curve steepening. If central banks would fail to recognize the message from current market stress, we expect a continued rally in especially the belly of the curve. Weakness in China and slowing growth in the US are an increasing risk factor for credit markets. Fortunately, Trumps’ stance towards the trade talks with China did improve. There seems to be a willingness to get a trade deal soon which would benefit both economies. Chinese loosening and stimulus policies so far have had little impact.

Fred Belak
Fred Belak

Fred Belak

Fred Belak, Head of the Global Fixed Income Macro team, is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. Prior to joining Robeco, Fred Belak worked for Lombard Odier as CIO Rate and Macro Trading Funds. Before that, he was Partner at Stoneworks, a start-up macro hedge fund. Previously he held positions at various asset managers, including JP Morgan Chase and Barclays. Fred started his career in the industry in 1991. He has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's in Economics, both from Cornell University.

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ISINLU0951484418
BloombergRORCHEU LX
Valoren21808181
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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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