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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Euro-Aggregate (EUR)
ISIN: LU0940005050
  • Outspoken active and adaptive approach
  • Dynamic and strategic asset allocation
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process
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About this fund

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds invests mainly in euro denominted government and corporate bonds. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund is an active bond fund looking to optimize returns on a risk adjusted basis. It applies a flexible approach to investing and is not fully constrained by its underlying benchmark.

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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds CH EUR

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Market development

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US Treasuries (0.2% euro hedged) and German Bunds (0.7%) posted positive returns in August, while Italian BTPs ended the month in the red (-3.3%). US Treasuries were supported by a decline in risk appetite following the sell-off in emerging market assets. A somewhat dovish speech by Fed chairman Powell at the Jackson Hole conference added to the strength in US Treasuries. Counterbalancing forces for US bonds may be found in a new high for the S&P 500 Index and in somewhat higher core inflation. In Europe, inflation data surprised on the downside, which gave German Bunds additional support. But the switch of investors out of Italian BTPs and into Bunds ahead of the release of Italian budget plans, was probably more important in explaining the rally in Bunds. The impact on other euro area government bonds was limited. Spanish and French bond spreads widened modestly versus Bunds in August.

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Currency policy

Relatively small positions in currencies other than the euro are permitted. Derivatives can be used for various reasons such as hedging single positions and arbitrage, or for leverage to gain extra exposure.

Derivative policy

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are regarded very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund distributes dividend on a quarterly basis. The dividends referred to are target dividends and may be subject to change as a result of market conditions.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds, ESG factors play an important role in the investment process, both in country analysis and credit analysis. For sovereigns, the Country Sustainability Ranking and underlying research is used as input for assessment of the structural outlook for a country. For credits, the ESG analysis is part of the fundamental scoring by the sector analyst.

Investment policy

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds is an active bond fund looking to optimize returns on a risk adjusted basis. Its benchmark agnostic investment style is well suited to benefit from inefficiencies linked to benchmarks. It applies a top down strategic allocation. The fund benefits from market segmentation and prevailing silo thinking as it can allocate between all of the asset classes within the fixed income universe. The fund performance is driven by multiple drivers, of which country allocation is currently the most dominant. The Fixed Income Allocation portfolio managers focus on strategic asset allocation decisions. This team is responsible for the asset allocation of the fund and is looking at duration and credit strategies to be implemented into the portfolio. The team can also allocate to foreign exchange strategies but this is not the main contributor to performance. The fixed income investment teams focus on asset class specific strategies. The fund benefits from the expertise of each specific team. The team sets up detailed investment theses bases on fundamental research, applying a structured analysis framework that combines both top-down (macro environment & policy, valuation, sentiment & positioning) and bottom-up perspectives (a country's debt sustainability, macro-economic cycle, ESG profile). As such the portfolio managers have created a repeatable process that has led to long term alpha generation. Alpha generation of the fund is based on multiple performance drivers, such as country allocation, duration management and yield curve positioning. Risk budgeting can be adaptive through time in order to capture the most compelling investment opportunities.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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Bond yields in core euro countries are close to the bottom of recent ranges. From that perspective, there is room for yields to rise. Italian budget worries have calmed somewhat recently, but political risks could flare up again and lead to a new episode of risk aversion. In addition, we still do not see much inflation materializing in Europe, nor in the US. There is an upswing visible in European wages, but its translation into rising core inflation will probably be a slow process. So, while we are underweight duration, we do expect modest moves rather than a huge rise in yields.

Fred Belak
Fred Belak

Fred Belak

Fred Belak, Head of the Global Fixed Income Macro team, is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. Prior to joining Robeco, Fred Belak worked for Lombard Odier as CIO Rate and Macro Trading Funds. Before that, he was Partner at Stoneworks, a start-up macro hedge fund. Previously he held positions at various asset managers, including JP Morgan Chase and Barclays. Fred started his career in the industry in 1991. He has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's in Economics, both from Cornell University.

Team

Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds is managed by the Fixed Income Allocation team which consists of three portfolio managers. The portfolio managers of the Fixed Income Allocation team primarily focus on the asset allocation decisions in the portfolio. For the asset specific strategies in the proposed capability they make use of the in-depth asset class knowledge of other Robeco fixed income investment teams, the Rates, Credit and the Emerging Debt team. The underlying strategies are however implemented in accordance with the guidelines of the Fixed Income Allocation team. Furthermore, the team is supported by three dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders.

Details

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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU0940005050
BloombergROACHEU LX
Valoren21528168
WKNA1XCTM
AvailabilityBE, LU, NL, ES, CH
1st quotation date1378166400000
Close financial year31-12
Legal statusInvestment company with variable capital incorporated under Luxembourg law (SICAV)
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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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