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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds IH USD

Index: Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index
ISIN: LU2067165097
  • 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 that invests globally in bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates. The selection of these bonds is based on a quantitative model. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund uses 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 of generating higher returns due to 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 IH USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.64%. The fund performed in line with the benchmark over November. The duration overlay detracted, while government bond selection and credit selection added value. The duration overlay detracted, mostly due to underweight duration positions at the beginning of the month. For the government bond selection, momentum was the best-performing factor, while value detracted slightly. The country allocation resulting from the government bond selection added value, mainly through the position in Australian bonds, while the maturity selection (selecting shorter-dated bonds in the US and longer-dated bonds in Germany) detracted somewhat. Within credit selection, the size and momentum factors added value, while low risk/quality was flat and value detracted. Year-to-date, the duration overlay and credit selection added value, while government bond selection detracted.

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Market development

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Global government bonds gained 1.1% in November. The Bank of England surprised markets by not hiking rates. UK Gilts gained strongly (+3%) and market expectations for 2022 ECB rate hikes also diminished, despite inflation reaching 4.9% in the Eurozone. While 2-year yields declined in Germany and the UK, they rose in the US. The Fed signaled that it might taper its bond purchases more quickly and bring its rate hikes forward in response to high inflation. The coronavirus again moved markets, first when markets feared a renewed German lockdown and towards the end of the month on the discovery of the more contagious Omicron variant. Australian bonds recovered as the RBA signaled that rate hikes are not imminent. German Bunds returned 1.8%, US Treasuries 0.8% and Japanese government bonds 0.2% in November (all returns hedged to euro). The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Corporates Index posted a credit return of -0.8%, as credit spreads widened significantly from 91 to 105 bps.

Fund allocation

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Currency policy

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

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, ESG and environmental footprint targets, and engagement. For investments in government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco's exclusion policy for countries and does not invest in countries where serious violations of human rights or a collapse of the governance structure take place, or if countries are subject to UN, EU or US sanctions. Via portfolio construction rules the fund targets a better ESG score and a lower carbon footprint compared to the government bonds part of the reference index. For investments in corporate bonds, the fund does not invest in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Via portfolio construction rules the fund targets a better ESG score and lower carbon, water and waste footprints than that of the corporate component in the reference index. These portfolio construction rules ensure that issuers with a better ESG scores or a lower environmental footprint are more likely to be included in the portfolio, and vice versa. For corporate bonds, the investment process also includes a check of buy candidates and portfolio holdings by our credit analysts for ESG risks that may have material impact for bond holders. Lastly, where corporate issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in our ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests globally in bonds issued by governments, agencies and corporates. The selection of these bonds is based on a quantitative model. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund promotes certain ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, and integrates ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list based on controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, alongside engagement. The fund uses 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 of generating higher returns due to 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 majority of bonds selected will be components of the benchmark, but bonds outside the benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate from the weightings of the benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run, while still controlling relative risk through the application of limits (on currencies, issuers and ratings) to the extent of the 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 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.

Sustainability profile

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ESG Score

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The portfolio ESG score (and E,S and G score) is calculated by multiplying the RobecoSAM Smart ESG Score of each holding by its respective portfolio or index weight. The same methodology is applied in calculating the key ESG Criterion scores. The scores of the portfolio are provided alongside the scores of the index, highlighting the portfolio’s relative sustainability. The colors indicate the score of the portfolio, whilst the shading shows the index.

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The footprint ownership of the portfolio expresses the total resource consumption the portfolio finances. Each company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources consumed by the company's enterprise value. Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The selected index's footprint (for an equivalent $ amount invested in corporates) is provided alongside. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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Source: Data based on RobecoSAM impact data.
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Source: Data based on RobecoSAM impact data.

Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, ESG and environmental footprint targets, and engagement. For investments in government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco's exclusion policy for countries and does not invest in countries where serious violations of human rights or a collapse of the governance structure take place, or if countries are subject to UN, EU or US sanctions. Via portfolio construction rules the fund targets a better ESG score and a lower carbon footprint compared to the government bonds part of the reference index. For investments in corporate bonds, the fund does not invest in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Via portfolio construction rules the fund targets a better ESG score and lower carbon, water and waste footprints than that of the corporate component in the reference index. These portfolio construction rules ensure that issuers with a better ESG scores or a lower environmental footprint are more likely to be included in the portfolio, and vice versa. For corporate bonds, the investment process also includes a check of buy candidates and portfolio holdings by our credit analysts for ESG risks that may have material impact for bond holders. Lastly, where corporate issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in our ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

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, Lodewijk van der Linden
Olaf Penninga, Patrick Houweling, Lodewijk van der Linden

Olaf Penninga, Patrick Houweling, Lodewijk van der Linden

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. Lodewijk van der Linden is Portfolio Manager within the Quant Allocation team. His area of expertise is multi-asset factor investing. Prior to joining Robeco in August 2018, Lodewijk held several positions at Aegon, most recently as Team Manager of Client Reporting at Aegon Asset Management. He started his career as an actuarial consultant at PwC. He holds a Master's degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Master's degree in Econometrics and Management Science from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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ISINLU2067165097
BloombergROMHBIU LX
Valoren51337793
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1st quotation date1574726400000
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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