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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration FH EUR

Index: ICE BofAML Euro Currency Overnight Deposit Offered Rate Index
ISIN: LU0940006538
  • 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 is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in bonds and similar fixed income securities with a short duration and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. 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.

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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration FH 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 0.04%. The fund outperformed the benchmark in March. Year-to-date, the short duration positions have added 1.8% to the return. The portfolio started the month with its maximum short position of a duration of six years; near the end of March, the short position in the US was closed. The short position in the US contributed positively as US yields increased, while the short position in Japan detracted as Japanese yields declined. All active duration positions are based on the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

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Market development

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Bond yields rose strongly in the first months of 2021. In March, returns were mixed. US Treasuries were down 1.4% for the month, but Japanese government bonds gained 0.75% and German Bunds returned -0.03%. Eurozone government bonds were supported by the ECB's decision to conduct its PEPP bond purchases "at a significantly higher pace". New waves of Covid-19 infections in the EU and a slow vaccination pace probably tempered reopening enthusiasm, thereby also supporting Eurozone bonds. Fed officials decided not to verbally intervene in the US Treasuries sell-off. Together with expectations for a strong economic recovery and higher inflation, this explains the rise in yields in this market.

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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 is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in bonds and similar fixed income securities with a short duration and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting certain ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, next to engagement. 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 Benchmark of the fund is a cash benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the Benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the application of a tracking error limit. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the Benchmark. The Benchmark is an overnight index or ‘money market index’ that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

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. By the end of the month, the strategy was positioned for higher bond yields in Germany and Japan. The positions were driven by the growth, inflation, season and trend variables. The strategy had a neutral position in the US, as the negative variables were offset by the positive outcomes of the valuation and monetary policy variables.

Olaf Penninga
Olaf Penninga

Olaf Penninga

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.

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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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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