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RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds ZH EUR

Index: Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU2400458266
  • At the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the Paris Agreement
  • Contrarian investment style that harvests opportunities from behavioral biases in the market
  • Combination of sustainable investing expertise and highly experienced Global Macro and Global Credit teams
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in bonds globally. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the portfolio and thereby contribute towards the goals of the Paris agreement to keep the maximum global temperature rise well-below 2◦C. The fund invests in worldwide bonds and other marketable debt securities and instruments (which may include short dated fixed or floating rate securities) issued or guaranteed by OECD member states and by companies based in OECD countries. The fund's objective is also to provide long term capital growth.

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RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds ZH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.07%. The fund posted a negative absolute return in October, as interest rose. The fund's flattener curve positions in Germany and steepener positions in the United States added to performance. Credit detracted from performance given the widening of euro swap spreads versus regular corporate bonds. FX added to performance, mainly given the further weakening of cyclical FX.

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Market development

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Returns for government bonds were negative in October, though some stabilization in bond prices was visible later in the month. In the UK, where a new government was installed, the volatility remained huge and 10-year Gilts performed a 100 bps round trip in a matter of weeks. The ECB Governing Council meeting was regarded as somewhat dovish, as President Lagarde signaled substantial progress in withdrawing monetary policy accommodation. Nonetheless, another 50 bps hike in December is likely, as inflation remains elevated. Inflation in the Eurozone is estimated at another record breaking 10.7% in October. 2-year German bonds ended the month at 1.95%, which is still circa 20 bps above the September level. 10-year US Treasury yields were up by a similar amount, ending October at 4.05%. Italian BTPs found support as the ECB did not yet discuss plans to start reducing the balance sheet by scaling down APP reinvestments.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend.

ESG Integration policy

Sustainability is incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a minimum allocation to ESG-labeled bonds as well as a carbon footprint target for both the government bond component and the credits component. For government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries. For credits, the fund does not invest in companies that are in breach of international norms and applies the activity-based exclusions of Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks through exclusions as per Robeco’s exclusion policy. ESG factors, including climate change, are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the decarbonization potential and the impact of financially material ESG risks on the issuer's fundamental quality. Furthermore, the fund invests at least 2.5% in green, social, sustainable, and/or sustainability-linked bonds. In the portfolio construction the fund targets carbon footprints at least equal to or better than the government bond component and the credit component of the Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index, respectively. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of an average 7% year on year.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in bonds globally. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund contributes to keeping the maximum global temperature rise well-below 2?C by reducing the carbon footprint intensity of the portfolio. The fund integrates ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors in the investment process, applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to normative exclusions and activity-based exclusions in line with Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmark. The fund's objective is also to provide long term capital growth. The fund invests in worldwide bonds and other marketable debt securities and instruments (which may include short dated fixed or floating rate securities) issued or guaranteed by OECD member states and by companies based in OECD countries. The fund is managed against a benchmark that is consistent with the sustainable investment objectives pursued by the fund. It aims to align with the Paris Agreement requirements on greenhouse gas emission reduction. For corporate bonds the Benchmark aims to represent the performance of an investment strategy that is aligned with the technical standards for EU Paris Aligned benchmarks in areas such as exclusions and carbon reduction objectives. For investments in government bonds in the Benchmark, the long term aim is to strive for a 7% year-on-year decarbonization as long as this is realistically feasible and technical standards are not applicable. The Benchmark differs from a broad market index in that the latter does not take into account in its methodology any criteria for alignment with the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission reduction and related exclusions.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process so as to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.

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Carbon ownership - Credit allocation

Footprint ownership expresses the total resource utilization the credit allocation of the portfolio finances. Each assessed company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources utilized by the company's enterprise value including cash (EVIC). Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each assessed company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The same is done for the corporate bonds in the index. Carbon efficient companies have lower ownership values. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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Carbon intensity - Government bond allocation

Carbon intensity expresses the aggregate efficiency of the government bond allocation of the portfolio. Each country’s carbon intensity is calculated by normalizing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions (expressed in carbon equivalents) by its population size. The portfolio's aggregate intensity figure is calculated by multiplying each portfolio holding’s intensity figure by its respective portfolio weight. The same is done for the government bonds in the index. Carbon efficient countries have lower intensity values. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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Sustainability

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Sustainability is incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a minimum allocation to ESG-labeled bonds as well as a carbon footprint target for both the government bond component and the credits component. For government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries. For credits, the fund does not invest in companies that are in breach of international norms and applies the activity-based exclusions of Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks through exclusions as per Robeco’s exclusion policy. ESG factors, including climate change, are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the decarbonization potential and the impact of financially material ESG risks on the issuer's fundamental quality. Furthermore, the fund invests at least 2.5% in green, social, sustainable, and/or sustainability-linked bonds. In the portfolio construction the fund targets carbon footprints at least equal to or better than the government bond component and the credit component of the Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index, respectively. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of an average 7% year on year.

Expectation of fund manager

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As time progresses and central banks are moving closer towards the end of their tightening cycle, the drive towards higher yields will likely reach an inflection point. In yield curves, the macroeconomic and policy backdrop means front-end yields remain under upward pressure in the near-term. The EUR yield curve has finally started to flatten, following the GBP and US Treasuries curves in a broadening wave of global curve flattening. Headline inflation has already inched somewhat lower in the US. But the rise in various core measures means central bank tightening is inked in for the near-term.

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk
Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard is Head of the Global Macro team and Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and of Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In 2014-2018 Jamie worked at HSBC Bank in London, where was Head of European and US Credit Strategy. Prior to that he held a number of senior fixed income positions at Fidelity Management & Research, Schroder Investment Management and PIMCO Europe. On the buy-side, he has been awarded the Plan Sponsor Europe Fund Manager of the Year award, was twice named as a Financial News Rising Star, won several Lipper Fund awards as well as helping earn Morningstar’s Best Large Fixed Interest House. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has a Master’s in History from the University of Cambridge. Bob Stoutjesdijk is Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund, Strategist and member of Robeco’s Global Macro team. He joined Robeco in 2019. He worked at Shell Asset Management Company as Portfolio Manager Fixed Income Sovereign Credit in the period 2011-2019. Prior to that, he was Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at SNS Asset Management. He started his career as Quantitative Analyst at APG Asset Management in 2008. Bob has a Master’s in Economics & Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CAIA® charterholder.

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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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