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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds IH EUR

ISIN: LU0210247085
  • 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 is an actively managed fund that 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 IH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.30%. The fund posted a positive absolute return in May. German government bond yields rose during the month, as the safe haven premium was partly priced out. Due to the very strong tightening of corporate credit spreads, the fund managed to show a positive absolute return. The fund outperformed the index over the month, which is mainly due to the overweight position in corporates versus government bonds. Sentiment has improved significantly, as economies are opening up and both central banks and governments are supporting the economy. That said, we see valuations in some segments returning to pre-Covid levels, which in our view seems a bit stretched. The market has currently ignored the medium-term negative impact on growth and employment. This means we are becoming more selective in what to own and what not.

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Market development

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Government bond returns were mixed in May, with euro periphery bonds posting gains, while German Bunds had a tougher month. Italian BTPs were up 1.7% and Spanish Bonos gained 1.5%, versus a 1.3% loss for Bunds. Southern European bonds benefited from broader positive sentiment in spread markets. They were also supported by optimism about the formation of a European recovery fund and by the expectation that the ECB will announce an increase of its bond purchases at the June meeting. Spread tightening positions vs Germany and the prospect of the recovery fund possibly becoming a large competing issuer of high-rated euro bonds probably explain the weakness in German Bunds.

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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 does not distribute dividend but retains all income in the portfolio, so total performance is reflected in the price.

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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After the initial shock following the lockdown, markets have shifted their attention to the fiscal and monetary support and the expected bounce in activity. We do not expect an immediate shift in this focus, but we are worried about the strength of spending after the initial jump. Much more stimulus will probably be needed, but new fiscal packages will likely be less abundant than the initial programs. We do expect central banks to maintain their tight grip on bond markets. This should reduce pressure on yields arising from the increasing government bond issuance. We do think we are not out of the woods yet in terms of Covid-19 and its effect on the economy, so we will gradually take profit on credit bonds that have done exceptionally well to make room if a next wave of spread widening occurs.

Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn
Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn

Jamie Stuttard, Stephan van IJzendoorn

Jamie Stuttard is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In the period 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 atFidelity Management & Research, Schroder Investment Management and PIMCO Europe. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has aMaster’s in History from University of Cambridge. Mr. van IJzendoorn is a Portfolio Manager in Robeco's Global Fixed Income Macro team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2013, Stephan was employed by F&C Investments as a Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Income. Before his move to F&C Investments he worked in similar functions at Allianz Global Investors and A&O Services. Stephan started his career in the Investment Industry in 2003. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Financial Management, a Master's degree in Investment Management from the VU University Amsterdam and is CEFA charterholder.

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BloombergRCGASIE LX
Valoren3249308
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Close financial year31-12
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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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