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Robeco Sustainable Emerging Credits I USD

Index: JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified
ISIN: LU1599173124
  • Structured and disciplined investment process using a proprietary SDG framework for selecting issuers
  • Active & diversified strategy that targets emerging market opportunities
  • Experienced & stable credit team
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About this fund

Robeco Sustainable Emerging Credits is an actively managed fund that invests in corporate bonds in emerging markets. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund has the flexibility to invest in value opportunities beyond the index universe, which means that the fund comprises both local currency and hard currency debt. Companies are selected based on their exposure rather than their location, and sometimes sovereign exposure is chosen over credit exposure. In-depth, company-specific analysis and country analysis are important pillars in the investment process.

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Market development

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The emerging markets credit index has been widening ever since it hit its recent low during the last week of September. The J.P. Morgan CEMBI widened 41 bps during the month. In China, Xi Jinping secured a third term, with other positions in the Politburo also occupied by allies. Markets' expectation is that going forward, this will most likely lead to less market-oriented policies. This was visible in credit markets in Asia, as the whole region was weak over the month, with some investors liquidating their holdings. In Brazil, Lula was elected for a third term, which caused unrest in the country. However, Brazil and other Latin American credits did relatively well over October. In developed markets, speculation regarding central bank pivoting or not drove markets. Strong inflation readings will limit the ability of central banks to move away from a hawkish direction. Central banks like Australia and Canada unexpectedly reduced their pace with 25 bps compared to expectations. The DXY consolidated around a 112 level after it showed a strong upward trend in recent months.

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Derivatives can be used for various reasons; for example, to hedge single positions, for arbitrage, and for leverage to gain extra exposure to the credit market.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. This means that the fund's total performance is reflected in its share price performance.

ESG Integration policy

Sustainability is incorporated in the investment process by the means of a target universe, exclusions, ESG integration, and a minimum allocation to ESG-labeled bonds. The fund invests in credits issued by companies with a positive, neutral or low negative impact on the SDGs. The exposure to credits issued by companies with a low negative impact is at max 20% and the average SDG score of the fund must be greater than zero. The impact of issuers on the SDGs is determined by applying Robeco's internally developed three-step SDG Framework. The outcome is quantified with a proprietary SDG score methodology, considering both the contribution to the SDGs (positive, neutral or negative) and the extent of this contribution (high, medium or low). In addition, the fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. Furthermore, the fund invests at least 5% in green, social, sustainable, and/or sustainability-linked bonds. Lastly, where a credit issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to exclusion.

Investment policy

Robeco Sustainable Emerging Credits is an actively managed fund that invests in corporate bonds in emerging markets. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region-based exclusions. The fund has the flexibility to invest in value opportunities beyond the index universe, which means that the fund comprises both local currency and hard currency debt. Companies are selected based on their exposure rather than their location, and sometimes sovereign exposure is chosen over credit exposure. In-depth, company-specific analysis and country analysis are important pillars in the investment process. Benchmark: JPM CEMBI Broad Diversified. The majority of bonds selected will be components of the benchmark, but bonds outside the benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate substantially 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 and issuers) 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

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

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Sustainability

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Sustainability is incorporated in the investment process by the means of a target universe, exclusions, ESG integration, and a minimum allocation to ESG-labeled bonds. The fund invests in credits issued by companies with a positive, neutral or low negative impact on the SDGs. The exposure to credits issued by companies with a low negative impact is at max 20% and the average SDG score of the fund must be greater than zero. The impact of issuers on the SDGs is determined by applying Robeco's internally developed three-step SDG Framework. The outcome is quantified with a proprietary SDG score methodology, considering both the contribution to the SDGs (positive, neutral or negative) and the extent of this contribution (high, medium or low). In addition, the fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. Furthermore, the fund invests at least 5% in green, social, sustainable, and/or sustainability-linked bonds. Lastly, where a credit issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to exclusion.

Expectation of fund manager

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By all standards, we have seen a very significant repricing of assets. Correlations in rates and risk markets have clearly been positive in this regime of financial tightening, taking away the benefits of diversification. If history since 1955 is any guide, we have to conclude as Larry Summers and Alex Domash first pointed out, that from current levels of inflation and labor market overheating, Fed tightening has always resulted in a recession. Within emerging markets we see large divergence already taking place. China is already in a severe slowdown, while Latin American nations continue to do well on the back of commodity markets. As such, China is already moving towards more fiscal support. Commodity tailwinds are likely to turn as the global economy cools off. Spreads on all segments of the credit market are now undoubtedly above median spreads, although divergence is also visible here. Could spreads go wider in a full-blown recession scenario? Yes, they can. However, we do feel comfortable running a beta above 1, as there are clear pockets of value across markets. Active positioning will remain key throughout the volatility.

Reinout Schapers, Christiaan Lever
Reinout Schapers, Christiaan Lever

Reinout Schapers, Christiaan Lever

Reinout Schapers is Portfolio Manager Global & Emerging Credits in the Robeco Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2011, Reinout worked at Aegon Asset Management where he was a Head of European High Yield. Before that, he worked at Rabo Securities as an M&A Associate and at Credit Suisse First Boston as an Analyst Corporate Finance. Reinout has been active in the industry since 2003. He holds a Master's in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology. Christiaan Lever is Portfolio Manager High Yield and Emerging Credits in the Credit team. Before assuming this role in 2016, he was Financial Risk Manager at Robeco, focusing on market risk, counterparty risk and liquidity risk within fixed Income markets. Christiaan has been active in the industry since 2010. He holds a Master's in Quantitative Finance and in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Team

The RobecoSAM Emerging SDG Credits fund is managed within Robeco's credit team, which consists of eight portfolio managers and twelve credit analysts (of which four cover the financial sector). The portfolio managers are responsible for the construction and management of the credit portfolios, whereas the analysts cover the team's fundamental research. Our analysts have long term experience in their respective sectors which they cover globally. Each analyst covers both investment grade and high yield, providing them an information advantage and benefiting from inefficiencies that traditionally exist between the two segmented markets. Furthermore, the credit team is supported by three dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders. On average, the members of the credit team have an experience in the asset management industry of sixteen years, of which eight 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 0.01% 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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