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Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds IH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Euro-Aggregate: Corporates ex financials 2% issuer constraint
ISIN: LU0418691860
  • Diversified non-financial credits exposure
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process
  • Experienced team management
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About this fund

Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds is an actively managed fund and provides a diversified exposure to the euro investment grade credit market excluding financial companies.The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis.The investment process combines a top-down market view to assess credit attractiveness and factors that drive credit market returns in the short term with skillful issuer selection to create a broadly diversified portfolio. The fund has a conservative profile and has a limited exposure to derivatives.

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Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds IH EUR

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.48%. The fund's total return was -0.45% last month, versus -0.34% for the index. The relative performance was mainly driven by the overweight beta position. The fund's beta was above one during the month (1.05-1.10). The credit beta position had a negative effect on the fund's total return as the market’s excess return versus treasuries was negative (-1.10%). Issuer selection made a small negative contribution.

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Market development

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The Corporate ex-Financials Index delivered a total return of -0.34% this month. The average credit spread on the index widened 19 basis points to 107 bps. As a result, the investment grade corporate market underperformed treasuries by 110 bps. The yield on 10-year German treasury bonds moved down 17 bps to -0.60% at the end of the month.Sentiment changed drastically in the last week of the month. Until then the coronavirus was more or less ignored by markets. This changed as it became clear that contagion had reached Italy and other European countries. In the same week it became clear that the economic impact of the Chinese measure to contain the virus was large. The Chinese manufacturing PMI dropped to the lowest point in decades. Global equity markets tumbled and credit spreads widened. Part of the negative impact of this spread widening was offset by a decline in underlying government bond yields. The European Central Bank added EUR 6 billion to its corporate bond holdings. The size of its corporate sector portfolio was close to EUR 195 billion at the end of the month.

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Currency policy

The fund invests in Euro denominated securities only.

Derivative policy

Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. Any income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. This means that the fund's total performance is reflected in its share-price performance.

ESG Integration policy

Our analysis of issuers goes beyond the traditional financial factors and includes the issuers’ performance on ESG factors. We deem it essential for a well-informed investment decision to take into account those ESG factors that have the potential to materially impact the financial performance of the issuer. This perfectly matches the basic need to avoid the losers in credit management, as many credit events in the past can be attributed to issues such as poorly designed governance frameworks, environmental issues, or weak health & safety standards. The aim of ESG integration is to improve the risk/return profile of the investments and does not have an impact goal. ESG analysis is fully integrated in the bottom-up security analysis. We have defined key ESG factors per industry, and for every company we analyze how the firm is positioned versus these key ESG factors, and how this impacts the fundamental credit quality.

Investment policy

Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds provides diversified exposure across circa 80 corporate issuers to the Euro investment grade credit market (corporates only). The fund is excluding exposure to financial companies. The fund contains mainly bonds, and can make use of derivatives very limitedly. The fund aims to outperform its index Barclays Euro-Aggregate: Corporates ex financials 2% Issuer Cap. The index applies an issuer cap to avoid concentration risk. The investment philosophy is based on managing a solid diversified portfolio with a long term view. Top-down beta positioning is based on the outcome of our credit quarterly outlook meeting, in which the team is discussing the fundamental market outlook, valuation of bond markets and market technicals. Bottom-up issuer research is executed by our credit analysts, who execute the fundamental analysis. The analysts' research reports are being discussed in approx. 500 credit committees per year. A proprietary quant model is used to assist in issuer selection. The portfolio managers are responsible for the portfolio construction. A proprietary developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. As the investment process is well-structured and proven over time, it contributes to repeatable performance delivery.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.

Expectation of fund manager

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We aim for portfolio betas just above one in investment-grade credit portfolios. We aim for portfolio betas just above one in investment-grade credit portfolios. We are concerned about the end-of-cycle signs that we are seeing in the current economy and the current market. On top of that, the global spread of the coronavirus is now a threat to global demand and global supply. We do expect central banks and governments to step up their efforts to limit the economic fallout of the virus. The Federal Reserve already implemented an emergency rate cut and the European Central Bank could step up its bond buying program. Global risk-free rates have come down, which might force investors to increase credit allocations to be able to earn a decent yield. Valuations have improved after the widening in the last week of February. For now, we prefer to keep our beta positioning close to neutral, while we screen the markets for bonds that have widened excessively.

Peter Kwaak
Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Mr. Kwaak was employed by Aegon Asset Management for three years as Credits and High Yield Portfolio Manager and at NIB Capital for two years as Portfolio Manager. Peter Kwaak started his career in the Investment Industry in 1998. Mr. Kwaak is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master's degree in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Mr. Kwaak is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

Team

The Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds fund is managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit analysts. The portfolio managers are responsible for the construction and management of the credit portfolios, whereas the analysts cover the team’s fundamental research. Our analysts have long term experience in their respective sectors which they cover globally. Each analyst covers both investment grade and high yield, providing them an information advantage and benefiting from inefficiencies that traditionally exist between the two segmented markets. Furthermore, the credit team is supported by three dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders. On average, the members of the credit team have an experience in the asset management industry of seventeen years, of which eight years with Robeco.

Details

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Valoren10042068
WKNA0Q27Y
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1st quotation date1238112000000
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 0.01% 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.

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Investors outside Luxembourg are subject to their national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual investors to contact their financial or fiscal adviser regarding their specific fiscal situation.

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