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Robeco Corporate Hybrid bonds CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU1718492330
  • Investing in subordinated bonds with a high yield, issued by non-financial companies with an investment grade rating.
  • Corporate hybrids offer attractive valuations within fixed income.
  • Corporate hybrids have developed into a mature, standardized and diversified asset class.
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About this fund

Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds invests in global corporate hybrids bonds issued by non-financials. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. Corporate hybrids are deeply subordinated bonds with equity-like features. The bonds are mainly issued by investment grade issuers. The fund selects the best in class hybrids bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics.

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The Global Corporate Hybrids Index delivered a total return of -0.32% this month. The average spread on the index widened 8 basis points to 234 bps at the end of the month. As a result, corporate hybrids underperformed treasuries with an excess return of -0.64%.Global credit markets were quite volatile this month, mainly driven by weakness in emerging markets (Turkey, Argentina), continued tensions around global trade and developments in Italy (budget deficit) and the United Kingdom (hard Brexit). Spreads widened in USD and EUR credit markets, with US high yield outperforming and emerging credit clearly underperforming. The global corporate hybrid market performed only slightly worse than investment grade credit markets. Euro-denominated hybrids underperformed versus the global hybrid index. The euro hybrid market continues to be fed with new issues. Elia, the Belgian power grid operator, came to the market in August, paying a spread of almost 300 bps versus treasuries on a EUR 700 million issue with a 2.75% coupon.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco Corporate Hybrid bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund distributes dividend on a quarterly basis.

ESG Integration policy

The prime goal of integrating ESG factors in our analysis is to strengthen our ability to assess the downside risk of our credit investments. Our analysts include RobecoSAM sustainability data and use external sources to make an ESG assessment as a part of the fundamental analysis.

Investment policy

Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds invests in corporate hybrid bonds issued by non-financials. Corporate hybrids are subordinated bonds, which rank between debt and equity in a company’s capital structure. The fund selects the best in class hybrids bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics. Corporate hybrids are mainly issued by investment grade issuers. The aim of the fund is to provide long term capital growth by investments in corporate hybrids bonds. The fund aims to outperform its benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap. The investment philosophy is based on managing a solid portfolio with a long term view. Top-down beta positioning is based on the outcome of our credit quarterly outlook meeting, in which the team is discussing the fundamental market outlook, valuation of bond markets and market technicals. Bottom-up issuer research is executed by our credit analysts, who execute the fundamental analysis. The portfolio managers are responsible for the portfolio construction. A proprietary developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. Duration of the portfolio is managed in line with the index and currency exposure is hedged.

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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We remain positive on corporate hybrids, therefore we keep the fund’s beta above one. Given the search for yield and the attractive valuation of hybrids versus other credit sectors, we continue to like the asset class. Given where we are in the credit cycle, we do not intend to increase the beta. We prefer bonds with a relatively low spread-duration, mainly short call dates with high reset spreads in order to reduce extension risk.

Peter Kwaak
Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak

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.

Team

The Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds fund is managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit 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 three dedicated quantitative researchers and four 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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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU1718492330
BloombergROCHIHE LX
Valoren39103651
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AvailabilityIE, LU, NL, SG, GB
1st quotation date1510790400000
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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