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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor High Yield IH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Corporates ex. Financials (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU1809229112
  • Factor investing in high yield bonds
  • Aiming to generate higher returns with a market-like risk profile
  • For investors looking for style-diversification in a balanced portfolio
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor High Yield  invests systematically in high yield bonds. The selection of these bonds is based on a quantative model. The fund offers balanced exposure to a number of proven factors by focusing on bonds with a low level of expected risk (Low Risk factor), an attractive valuation (Value), a strong performance trend (Momentum) and a small market value of debt (Size). The investment universe includes bonds with a rating of “BB+” or equivalent or lower by at least one of the recognized rating agencies or with no rating.

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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor High Yield IH EUR

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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.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.29%. Based on NAV, the fund realized a relative return of +20 bps versus the benchmark. Beta allocation contributed negligibly, comprising a negative contribution from the underweight beta position of the bond portfolio and a positive contribution from the beta hedge, implemented with CDS indices. Issue(r) selection via the multi-factor model contributed strongly positively. The momentum factor contributed positively to the performance, the size factor neutrally, while the value and low-risk factors detracted. The portfolio’s underweight in communications and overweight in energy contributed negatively. The underweight in EM contributed negatively too. The overweight in corporate hybrids contributed positively. The overweight in BBs and the underweight in CCCs contributed significantly positively, while the underweight in Bs detracted.

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Market development

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The Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Corporates ex-Financials Index posted a credit spread return of 66 bps in September as spreads tightened from 421 bps to 402 bps. Underlying government bond yields widened further and brought the total return to 14 bps (euro-hedged). USD-denominated bonds outperformed other major currencies, while subordinated corporates outperformed senior bonds. The most important news during the month came from the central banks. As expected, the ECB announced a new round of Quantitative Easing, in combination with a rate cut of 10 bps. The biggest surprise in the announcement was the fact that bond buying will start without an end date. In the US, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 bps and intervened in the repo markets for the first time in a decade to calm money markets. In the meantime, economic data continues to disappoint, both in the US and in Europe. The probability of a hard Brexit decreased somewhat, after the UK courts ruled that the suspension of the UK parliament by PM Boris Johnson was unlawful.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

The fund fund make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes.

Dividend policy

This share class of the fund does not distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

ESG analysis is systematically incorporated in the highly disciplined investment process. This ensures that companies with higher ESG scores from RobecoSAM are more likely to be included in the portfolio, and vice versa. With these portfolio construction rules we aim for an ESG profile of the fund that is above that of the reference index. 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 High Yield aims to provide long-term capital growth by investing systematically in high yield bonds and offering exposure to a number of proven factors in a diversified way. It selects bonds with a low level of expected risk (Low Risk); an attractive valuation (Value); a medium-term attractive performance trend (Momentum); and a small market value of debt (Size). The fund on average offers balanced exposure to these factors. A disciplined investment process is used for the portfolio's construction, starting with a global universe of bonds with a rating of BB+ or equivalent or lower. The quantitative multi-factor ranking model ranks all bonds from the most attractive to least attractive. In the portfolio's construction, bonds from the top of the ranking will be bought, resulting in a balanced and diversified portfolio, reflecting bonds' liquidities and constraints on sectors, currencies-denominations, and subordinations. Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Corporates ex. Financials is used as a benchmark for the fund. The fund will strive to create a risk profile which is similar to this index, but with a high conviction approach that aims to generate higher returns, due its exposures to factors. The fund can have a significant tracking error versus the index.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

Expectation of fund manager

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Robeco QI Global Multi-Factor High Yield invests systematically in high yield corporate bonds. It offers balanced exposure to a number of quantitative factors. In the long term, we expect the fund to outperform the market by systematically harvesting factor premiums with a risk profile that is similar to the reference index.

Patrick Houweling, Mark Whirdy
Patrick Houweling, Mark Whirdy

Patrick Houweling, Mark Whirdy

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. Mark Whirdy is Portfolio Manager in the Credit team for Robeco’s factor credits strategies: Conservative Credits, Multi-Factor Credits and Multi-Factor High Yield. His areas of expertise include portfolio optimization, credit markets, credit derivatives modelling and quant investment process development. Prior to joining Robeco, Mark was Portfolio Manager in the Quant Credit team at Pioneer Investments and Analyst in the Quantitative Equities team at that firm. He is a graduate from University College Dublin, and holds a Master’s in Business from University of Ulster.

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1st quotation date1528156800000
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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