RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits IH GBP
Investing in credits and striving to keep the global temperature rise to well below 2°C
Every share class of a product invests in the same portfolio of securities and has the same investment objectives and policies. However, their parameters might deviate. For instance and amongst others, their distribution type, currency exposure or fees and expenses might differ. The most common share classes at Robeco are:
a) D/DH shares, which are regular shares and available for all Investors;
b) I/IH shares, for institutional investors as defined from time to time by the Luxembourg supervisory authority.
For more information on share classes please go to the prospectus.
Class and codes
Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index
Under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, products can be labelled as either Article 6, 8 or 9 fund.
Article 6 - The fund is not in scope of enhanced sustainability disclosures compared to Article 8 and 9.
Article 8 - The fund does not have a sustainable investment objective but promotes environmental or social characteristics and is subject to enhanced sustainability disclosures.
Article 9 - The fund has a sustainable investment objective and is subject to enhanced sustainability disclosures.
Regardless of Article 8 or 9, the companies in which investments are made must follow good governance practices, and sustainable investments must not do any significant harm.
- Performance & costs
- 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
- Part of a successful global credit capability run by highly experienced team
About this fund
RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in nongovernment bonds all around the world. 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 Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on Sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector. 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 carbon footprint reduction objective will be aligned with the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. The fund invests mainly in nongovernment bonds (which may include contingent convertible bonds (also “coco” bonds) and similar nongovernment fixed income securities and asset backed securities from all around the world. The fund's objective is also to provide long term capital growth.
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Peter Kwaak is Portfolio Manager Investment Grade in the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, he was Portfolio Manager Credits at Aegon Asset Management for three years and at NIB Capital for two years. Peter has been active in the industry since 1998. He holds a Master’s in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he is a CFA® charterholder. Reinout Schapers is Portfolio Manager Investment Grade in the 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. The RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit analysts (of which four financials analysts). 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 dedicated quantitative researchers and fixed income traders. On average, the members of the credit team have an experience in the asset management industry of seventeen years, of which eight years with Robeco.
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Since inception 12/2020
The average credit quality of the securities in the portfolio. AAA, AA, A en BAA (Investment Grade) means lower risk and BB, B, CCC, CC, C (High Yield) higher risk.
Option Adjusted Modified Duration (years)
The interest rate sensitivity of the portfolio.
The average maturity of the securities in the portfolio.
Green Bonds (%)
The percentage of total AuM in the portfolio (market-weight based) that is indicated as Green Bond in Bloomberg. Green bonds are any type of regular bond instrument for which the proceeds will be applied exclusively to environmental projects.
Indication of annual charges that are deducted for this fund. This indication is based on the costs over the last calendar year and may vary from year to year. Transaction costs incurred by the fund, any performance fees and other one-off costs are not included in the ongoing charges.
Included management fee
A fee paid by the fund to the asset management company for the professional management of the fund.
Included service fee
This fee is intended to cover official fees, such as the cost of annual reports, annual shareholders' meetings and price publications.
The transaction costs shown are the average annual transaction costs over the last three years calculated in accordance with European regulations.
Fiscal product treatment
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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All currency risks are hedged.
The fund does not distribute a dividend.
RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in nongovernment bonds all around the world. 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 and applies 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 benchmarks. The fund's objective is also to provide long term capital growth. The fund invests mainly in nongovernment bonds (which may include contingent convertible bonds (also “coco” bonds) and similar nongovernment fixed income securities and asset backed securities from all around the world. The carbon footprint reduction objective will be aligned with the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index.Benchmark: Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. 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. 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 management is fully embedded in the investment process so as to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.
The fact that the sub-fund has obtained this label does not mean that it meets your personal sustainability goals or that the label is in line with requirements arising from any future national or European rules. The label obtained is valid for one year and subject to annual reappraisal. More information on this label.
ESG Important Information
The sustainability information below can help investors integrate sustainability considerations in their process. This information is for informational purposes only. The reported sustainability information may not at all be used in relation to binding elements for this fund. A decision to invest should take into account all characteristics or objectives of the fund as described in the prospectus.
The fund’s sustainable investment objective is to contribute to keeping global temperature rise well-below 2°C by reducing the carbon footprint of the fund. Climate change and sustainability considerations are incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a minimum allocation to ESG-labeled bonds and a carbon footprint target. 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 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 credit quality. Furthermore, the fund invests at least 5% in green, social, sustainable, and/or sustainability-linked bonds. In the portfolio construction the fund targets a carbon footprint at least equal to or better than the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of an average 7% year on year.The following sections display the ESG-metrics for this fund along with short descriptions. For more information please visit the sustainability-related disclosures.The index used for all sustainability visuals is based on Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index.
Investment grade credit spreads widened somewhat during October, as the higher-for-longer narrative on interest rates continued to weigh on markets. The average credit spread on the Paris Aligned Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index widened 8 bps to 133 bps at the end of the month. The attacks carried out by Hamas on Israel on 7 October added to the risk-off sentiment in markets. The event raised concerns about a broader conflict, leading to increased prices for commodities such as oil. Most companies reported decent quarterly earnings, although many companies reported that economic activity is decelerating. In the US, third-quarter GDP was quite strong due to healthy consumer spending. Labor markets in the US continue to be strong and employment costs continued to rise. As a result, Treasury yields continued to rise, with the US 10-year yield trading briefly above 5% on 23 October. In Europe, macro data was weaker, with Q3 GDP showing a minor contraction. On a positive note, Eurozone inflation data dropped to a two-year low. The ECB decided to keep policy rates on hold. It will continue to reinvest redemptions from the PEPP asset purchase program.
Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -1.20%. The Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index' monthly return was negative this month, mainly driven by rising interest rates. The German government 10-year yield was more or less unchanged at the end of the month at around 2.80%. The US Treasury 10-year yield increased more than 30 bps to 4.93% at the end of the month. The US Treasury curve continued to steepen and is now much less inverted than it was during the last twelve months. The index return was -1.03% (GBP hedged) this month. The fund performed in line with the index with a -1.05% total return (GBP hedged). Our top-down beta position made a small negative contribution this month. Credit spreads widened somewhat, and corporate bonds underperformed treasuries as a result. Issuer selection made a positive contribution to performance. Positive contributions came from subordinated debt and the banking sector, which did particularly well. We had overweight positions in Raiffeisen Bank, Deutsche Bank and Barclays PLC.
Expectation of fund manager
Consensus views in the market have changed from a high likelihood of a recession to a most likely soft landing; at least in the US. We argue that this is precisely the time to remain cautious. The US economy has been remarkably resilient despite the sharpest hiking cycle in decades. The factors that caused the lag in monetary policy transmission have now largely played out. The European economy has not enjoyed the same fiscal impulse and is not immune to weakness in China, a key trading partner. This comes on top of the geopolitical risk already present with the war in Ukraine. The Chinese economy has shown outright signs of weakness and the level of monetary and fiscal support has been underwhelming. We stick to a small overweight beta in investment grade, with a more conservative positioning in high yield. Within investment grade markets we see banks offering the best value. European credit spreads are more attractive than their US counterparts. In EM, we continue our cautious stance on the riskiest countries including China.
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