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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds FH EUR

ISIN: LU2067168356
  • Globally diversified portfolio of bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates managed with a systematic investment style
  • Uses low-risk, quality, value, momentum and size factors to select the most attractive bonds
  • Based on more than 25 years of experience and award-winning research in quantitative fixed income investing
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds is an actively managed fund and aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing systematically in bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates. The selection of these bonds is based on a quantitative model. The fund uses the low-risk, quality, value, momentum and size factors to select the most attractive bonds. The disciplined investment process aims to keep the credit and foreign exchange risk of the bond portfolio similar to that of the benchmark, but with the aim to generate higher returns due its exposures to factors. The overall duration of the bond portfolio can be increased or decreased, depending on a systematic assessment of the bond market outlook.

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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds FH EUR

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The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.

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Market development

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The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate index posted a return of -6 bps over October (hedged to euro's). The return was mainly driven by gains from declining spread levels, offset by increasing government bond yields. October was an interesting month, as credit spreads tightened and interest rate moved higher in North America. Rates declined and credit spreads remained subdued in the Eurozone due to expansionary monetary and fiscal policies. Most of the volatility is caused by the US presidential elections and an acceleration of Covid-19 cases in Europe and the US. Most European countries have announced second-wave lockdown measures to reduce the spread of the virus, as hospital cases are on the rise. The lack of US stimulus, lower issuance levels and lower commodity prices adversely affected the energy, travel, leisure and banking sectors.

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All currency risks are hedged.

Dividend policy

All income earned will be accumulated and not be distributed as dividend. Therefore the entire return is reflected in the share price development.

ESG Integration policy

ESG analysis is systematically incorporated in the highly disciplined investment process by using RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment and RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking. In the portfolio construction we ensure that more sustainable countries and companies are more likely to be included in the portfolio and that the ESG profile of the fund is more sustainable than that of the benchmark. In addition, our credit analysts use external sources to identify additional ESG risks, e.g. corporate governance issues or companies that have major litigation or regulatory risks. If these ESG risks may result in a material financial impact, we will not invest in these companies.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing systematically in bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates globally. The fund uses the low-risk, quality, value, momentum and size factors to select the most attractive bonds. The disciplined investment process aims to keep the credit and foreign exchange risk of the bond portfolio similar to that of the benchmark, but with the aim to generate higher returns due its exposures to factors. The overall duration of the bond portfolio can be increased or decreased, depending on a systematic assessment of the bond market outlook. The Barclays Global Aggregate Index is used as the benchmark for the fund. The fund aims to outperform this benchmark regardless of the specific market environment. It can therefore serve as a comprehensive fixed income solution for any investment portfolio. Furthermore, the highly systematic nature of Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds means it can act as a style diversifier within existing, fundamentally-managed fixed income allocations.

Risk policy

The fund aims to have its credit and currency exposure in line with that of the benchmark. The strategy can have moderate tracking error versus the benchmark. The portfolio volatility is restricted by a predefined threshold. The portfolio will make use of derivatives, which add to the leverage of the portfolio. The expected level of gross leverage is stated in the prospectus.

Expectation of fund manager

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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds invests systematically in predominantly investment grade credits and government bonds. It offers balanced exposure to a number of quantitative factors. The bottom-up selection of government bonds and credits aims to systematically harvest factor premiums with a risk profile that is similar to the reference index. On top of that, the fund has incorporated an active duration overlay, which is fully driven by the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

Olaf Penninga, Patrick Houweling
Olaf Penninga, Patrick Houweling

Olaf Penninga, Patrick Houweling

Olaf Penninga is Lead Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Duration strategy and Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic High Yield strategy. He has been Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Duration strategy since 2005 and Lead Portfolio Manager since 2011. One of his previous positions within Robeco was that of Researcher with responsibility for fixed income allocation research, including the research underlying the Dynamic Duration strategy. Olaf was employed by Interpolis as Investment Econometrician for one year before returning to Robeco in 2003. He started his career in the industry in 1998 at Robeco. He holds a Master's in Mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University. Patrick Houweling is Lead Portfolio Manager and Researcher Quant Credits. Prior to joining Robeco in 2003, he was Risk Manager at Rabobank International where he started his career in 1998. Patrick has published articles in academic finance literature, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Empirical Finance and the Financial Analysts Journal. The article 'Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market', co-written by Jeroen van Zundert, received a Graham and Dodd Scroll Award of Excellence for 2017. He holds a PhD in Finance and a Master's (cum laude) in Financial Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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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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