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Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds ZH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Euro-Aggregate (EUR)
ISIN: LU0301741350
  • 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 ZH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.28%. The fund posted a negative return in September as core-bond yields rose over the month due to clear signs of upcoming wage pressure in the US, and some form of relief in Europe around the Italian political situation. The fund performance suffered less from this yield rise due to its underweight duration position. Country allocation slightly subtracted from performance, as Italian spreads rallied in the first part of the month, but in the final days of the month sold off massively again after the Italian 2019 budget numbers came out. Swap spreads also widened somewhat due to this, which led to an underperformance of government-related bonds versus Bunds.

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Market development

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For most government bond markets, September was a negative month. US Treasuries were down 1.2% and Bunds returned -0.9%. Among the larger bond markets, Italy was the exception, with a return of +1.8%. The sell-off in bonds was initiated by a jump in hourly earnings in the US labor market report. Earnings rose 2.9% in August, the highest number since 2009. Surprisingly optimistic comments on inflation by ECB president Draghi were another catalyst for the sell-off. The rise in negotiated wages to 2.2% in the euro area probably helped to support his confidence. Italian bond markets gaining strength ahead of the release of the budget plans also helped to push German yields higher, although that optimism was battered at the end of the month when the actual plans were released.

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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

In principle, the fund does not intend to distribute dividend. The fund retains any income that is earned and so its entire performance is reflected in its share 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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Economic conditions in the US are strong and the main central banks together have moved from being net buyers to net sellers of bonds. These trends create room for a further rise in yields. In addition, markets could respond to the rising trend in oil prices and the implementation of trade tariffs, which will probably raise the inflation outlook globally. Therefore we expect somewhat higher yields for US, core-euro and Japanese government bonds.

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.

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ISINLU0301741350
BloombergRCGASZE LX
Valoren3244073
WKNA0YFG0
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Close financial year31-12
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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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