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Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration IEH EUR

Index: JPM GBI Global Investment Grade Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU0239950933
  • Global government bond exposure with solid credit quality
  • Anticipating the direction of the bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model. The fund uses bond futures to dynamically adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The aim of the fund is to protect against rising yields and to benefit from rallying bond markets.

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Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration IEH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 2.65%. The fund benefited strongly from the positive bond market returns with its maximum duration overweight of 6 years throughout the month. As government bond yields declined in Germany, the US and Japan, the overweight positions in all three regions contributed positively to the return. For the full year 2018, the fund has strongly outperformed the index. It has protected against rising yields in the first months of the year and benefited sharply from rallying government bond markets in the last months. All active duration positions are based on the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

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Market development

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Government bonds rallied in December, with gains of 1.9% in US Treasuries, 1.0% in Japanese government bonds and 0.5% in German Bunds (all hedged to euro). Worries about weaker growth, falling oil prices, wider credit spreads and the worst December for US stock markets since 1931 all contributed to a strong government bond rally. Despite the turmoil in financial markets, the Fed hiked rates at its 19 December meeting. Markets no longer believe that the Fed will continue hiking rates; actually the market started to discount some probability of rate cuts in 2019 or 2020.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration makes use of derivatives in order to implement the duration overlay. In addition, derivatives are used to hedge the currency risks of the portfolio. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

Dividend is distributed annually.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration the investment universe and the type of investments are such that it is not feasible to implement the ESG factors into the investment processes.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality. The fund uses bond futures to adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The aim of the fund is to protect against rising yields and to benefit from rallying bond markets. The fund is quantitatively driven, as the duration positioning is always based on the outcome of our duration model. The model uses market expectations for variables such as economic growth, inflation and monetary policy, as well as technical variables such as valuation, seasonality and trend to predict the direction of bond markets. Depending on the outcome of the model, the duration of the basis portfolio is increased or decreased by maximum 6 years. The model has shown a solid track record since its inception in 1994. The quantitative duration has proven to have forecasting ability in periods with rising yields as well as in periods with declining yields. Therefore Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration serves as a very good diversifier in a fixed income portfolio and can function as an airbag during adverse markets.Weekly positioning updates are available upon request.

Risk policy

Risk management systems continuously monitor the extent to which the portfolio differs from the benchmark. Extreme discrepancies are prevented in this way. The duration model makes use of futures, which can lead to leverage.

Expectation of fund manager

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The fund's duration policy is fully driven by the outcomes of our proprietary quantitative duration model. The fund has overweight positions in all three markets – Germany, the US and Japan. The economic growth, inflation and trend variables are highly positive for all three bond markets.

Olaf Penninga
Olaf Penninga

Olaf Penninga

Mr. Olaf Penninga is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Robeco's Rates team. Previous affiliations include a position as a Senior Quantitative Researcher with Robeco. Prior to rejoining Robeco in 2002, Olaf was employed by Interpolis as Investment Econometrician for one year. Olaf started his career in the Investment Industry in 1998. He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University.

Team

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Quant Allocation team, which consists of six portfolio managers. The team is focused on quantitative allocation strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with fundamental portfolio management teams and with seven dedicated quant allocation researchers. On average, the members of the quant allocation team have an experience in the asset management industry of eighteen years, of which fourteen years with Robeco.

Details

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Valoren2387388
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1st quotation date1136160000000
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.

Fiscal treatment of investor

Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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