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RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds ZH EUR

Index: Bloomberg MSCI Global Green Bond Index
ISIN: LU2400458183
  • Uses a proprietary green bonds framework to determine eligibility of green bonds for the fund
  • Provides a diversified exposure to the global green bonds market
  • Impact investing, using a disciplined and repeatable investment process and an experienced portfolio management team
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in green bonds issued by governments, government-related agencies and corporates. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund invests at least two-thirds of its total assets in global green bonds with a minimal rating of "BBB-" or equivalent by at least one of the recognized rating agencies. Green bonds selection is based on an internally developed framework for which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si.

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Market development

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The Global Green Bond Index delivered a total return of -0.59% last month (EUR, hedged). The yield on 10-year German treasuries moved up 9 basis points to -0.11%, with the 5-year yield moving up 17 bps to -0.39%. The US Treasury 10-year yield moved up 6 bps to 1.55% at the end of the month. The credit spread (OAS) on the Global Green Bond Index widened 5 bps to 0.64% at the end of the month.In government bond markets there was volatility in especially front-end rates, fierce yield curve flattening and sizeable spread moves between countries. Front-end rates also rose and the back end flattened in the US, UK and Eurozone as the market was questioning central banks' tolerance for the current higher inflation. Within the Eurozone, Italy, Portugal and Greece suffered from widening in spreads over Bunds, as ECB President Lagarde confirmed that PEPP would end in March. Oil, gas and electricity prices stayed elevated. Low inventories, shortages in labor and supply bottlenecks are visible in most commodity markets. Central banks are becoming more hawkish, as the current high inflation becomes more anchored than expected. The Fed signaled a potential 2022 rate hike.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend.

ESG Integration policy

The RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds strategy invests in bonds whose proceeds are used towards an environmental objective, referred to as green bonds. The eligibility of green bonds is based on an internally developed five-step framework. We assess if the issuer takes into account the ICMA Green Bond Principles, the Climate Bond Initiative and/or the EU Green Bond Standard. Then we identify and evaluate the allocation of the investment proceeds in line with the EU Taxonomy and EU’s six environmental objectives. We verify that the bond proceeds are allocated to projects that positively contribute to at least one of the six objectives, and do not significantly harm the other five: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, transition to a circular economy, waste prevention and recycling, pollution prevention and control, protection of healthy ecosystems. We require the bond issuers to report on the use of proceeds. In addition to the use-of-proceeds screening, we assess the wider sustainability strategy of the issuer. Finally, we require issuers to respect international norms related to conduct such as international labor rights, human rights and the UN Global Compact. In addition to the universe screening, our analysts integrate ESG factors in their fundamental analysis of companies and sovereigns.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in green bonds issued by governments, government-related agencies and corporates. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund finances/ re-financing new and/or existing environmentally-friendly projects by investing in green bonds which are designed to support specific climate-related or environmental projects. The fund integrates ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) in the investment process, applies an exclusion list basis controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to engagement. The fund invests at least two-thirds of its total assets in global green bonds with a minimal rating of "BBB-" or equivalent by at least one of the recognized rating agencies. Green bonds selection is based on an internally developed framework for which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. The Benchmark is aligned with the sustainable investment objective of the fund by applying clearly defined rules for classifying green bonds. 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, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on currencies and issuers) to the extent of deviation from the Benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the Benchmark. the Benchmark is aligned with the sustainable investment objective of the fund by applying clearly defined rules for classifying green bonds.

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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ESG integration policy

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The RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds strategy invests in bonds whose proceeds are used towards an environmental objective, referred to as green bonds. The eligibility of green bonds is based on an internally developed five-step framework. We assess if the issuer takes into account the ICMA Green Bond Principles, the Climate Bond Initiative and/or the EU Green Bond Standard. Then we identify and evaluate the allocation of the investment proceeds in line with the EU Taxonomy and EU’s six environmental objectives. We verify that the bond proceeds are allocated to projects that positively contribute to at least one of the six objectives, and do not significantly harm the other five: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, transition to a circular economy, waste prevention and recycling, pollution prevention and control, protection of healthy ecosystems. We require the bond issuers to report on the use of proceeds. In addition to the use-of-proceeds screening, we assess the wider sustainability strategy of the issuer. Finally, we require issuers to respect international norms related to conduct such as international labor rights, human rights and the UN Global Compact. In addition to the universe screening, our analysts integrate ESG factors in their fundamental analysis of companies and sovereigns.

Expectation of fund manager

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We aim for betas below one in investment grade and high yield credit funds. Spread levels in general are significantly below historical averages, with little room for further tightening. We still believe that humility is called for when assessing our outlook for the next quarters. Aside from the difficulty of making predictions in the current environment, one also wonders about their relevance. Do fundamentals still matter in a world of financial repression, in which monetary and fiscal policymakers set the stage? It seems that markets have downplayed the role of fundamentals for years; one scenario in which the relationship between fundamentals and markets might return is when central banks loosen their grip. We still think it is better to be positioned on the cautious side, even if that means that we lose some carry. 'All signs on green' has become the widely shared view for credit, and as a contrarian investor that is a red flag to us. This is a market that no longer compensates for tail risks and which is vulnerable to negative surprises.

Michiel de Bruin, Peter Kwaak
Michiel de Bruin, Peter Kwaak

Michiel de Bruin, Peter Kwaak

Michiel de Bruin is Co-Head of the Fixed Income Global Macro team and Co-Manager of Euro Government Bonds. Prior to joining Robeco, Michiel worked for BMO Global Asset Management in London, most recently as Head of Global Rates and Money Markets. He held various other positions before that, including Head of Euro Government Bonds. The roles he fulfilled before joining BMO included Co-Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading at NIB Financial Markets in Amsterdam. Michiel started his career in the industry in 1986 and he holds a Bachelor's degree from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Peter Kwaak is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Mr. Kwaak was employed by Aegon Asset Management for three years as Credits and High Yield Portfolio Manager and at NIB Capital for two years as Portfolio Manager. Peter Kwaak started his career in the Investment Industry in 1998. Mr. Kwaak is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master's degree in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Mr. Kwaak is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

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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.

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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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