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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH CHF

Index: ICE BofAML CHF Currency Overnight Deposit Offered Rate Index
ISIN: LU0486541344
  • Benefiting from falling and rising bond yields
  • Quantitative model anticipating direction bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration invests in a money market portfolio with high quality instruments and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantative model. Active duration management is the sole performance driver for this fund. Robeco’s quantitative duration model generates forecasts for the direction of bond yields in the main developed bond markets (United States, Germany and Japan). The duration overlay is implemented using bond futures. The aim of the fund is to generate positive total returns in markets with either falling or rising bond yields.

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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH CHF

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.08%. The fund started the month with a maximum duration of 6 years. During the month, the long positions in Germany and the US were closed, mainly driven by a decline of the growth and inflation variables. These long positions had been in place since the end of October last year and delivered a strong outperformance as German and US yields declined by resp. 25 and 40 bps since then. In February, the active duration positions made a small positive contribution to the return. The position in the US contributed negatively, while the positions in Germany and Japan contributed positively. 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 posted negative returns in Germany and the US (-0.3 and -0.5) and positive returns in Japan (+0.3) in February. The month started with declining yields in Germany and Japan and ended with rising yields in all three markets. A continued dovish guidance from some of the main central banks helps explain why bond yields remain quite anchored in spite of the positive mood in the equity market. The Federal Reserve, for example, gave a strong indication that the balance sheet rundown could already end this summer.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Long/Short 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

In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration, in terms of Sustainability Investing, 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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration invests its cash in a solid fixed income portfolio consisting of short term instruments. The fund implements a duration overlay via bond futures to either extend the portfolio duration or to create negative duration. The aim of the fund is to generate positive total returns in markets with either falling or rising bond markets. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets based on financial market data. The fund is quantitatively driven, as the duration positioning is always based on the outcome of our duration model. The model uses market 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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration serves as a very good diversifier in a fixed income portfolio as the fund is able to deliver positive total returns in both a falling and rising interest rate market environment.Weekly positioning updates are available upon request.

Risk policy

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

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 a long position in Japan. For Japan, scores for all of the model variables are positive or neutral, except for the season variable.

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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Rates team, which consists of four portfolio managers. The team is focused on government bond strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with four dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders. On average, the members of the rates team have an experience in the asset management industry of sixteen years, of which ten years with Robeco.

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ISINLU0486541344
BloombergROBFODC LX
Valoren11014979
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1st quotation date1266451200000
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 0.05% 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

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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