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Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds IH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap
ISIN: LU1700711663
  • 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 is an actively managed fund that invests in global corporate hybrids bonds issued by nonfinancials. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. 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 hybrid bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics.

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Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds IH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -2.86%. The total return of the fund was -2.81% last month, underperforming the index by 15 bps. Beta positioning made a neutral contribution to the fund's performance. The portfolio beta was close to one, which means the market weakness had no effect on the relative return.Issuer selection made a negative contribution. The fund gained from its holdings in Southern Co, Bharti, Enel and Bayer, but this was offset by losses on overweights in Volkswagen, Rabobank and the underweight position in EPD. Also, bond selection on our neutral allocations to Total and Engie was a negative contributor.

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Market development

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The Global Corporate Hybrids Index delivered a total return of -2.66% last month. The credit spread on the global hybrid index widened 29 basis points (bps) to a level of 253 bps. As a result, corporate hybrids underperformed treasury bonds.After a weak first quarter, which ended with a positive tone, market sentiment turned negative again in April. Concerns over global growth continued to gather pace, driven by the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and lockdowns in China, where Covid has flared up again. There were fears that central banks are not capable of achieving a soft landing as they continue to grapple with strong inflation. Losses were seen across equities, credit and sovereign bonds. China had to lower its GDP guidance, but the PBOC refrained from cutting rates. This is in stark contrast to other central banks, which are increasingly becoming more hawkish. The US Federal Reserve confirmed its intention to do one or more 50 bps rate hikes, and to start with the balance sheet reduction. In April, the European Central Bank confirmed its intention to end its bond purchases in the third quarter.

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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

This share class of the fund will not distribute a dividend.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration and engagement. The fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. In the credit selection the fund limits exposure to issuers with an elevated sustainability risk profile. Lastly, where issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Investment policy

Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in global corporate hybrids bonds issued by nonfinancials. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region-based exclusions. 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 hybrid bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics. The majority of bonds selected will be components of the benchmark, but bonds outside the benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate substantially from the weightings of the benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run, while still controlling relative risk through the application of limits (on currencies and issuers) to the extent of the deviation from the benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market-weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

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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Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration and engagement. The fund does not invest in credit issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the impact on the issuer's fundamental credit quality. In the credit selection the fund limits exposure to issuers with an elevated sustainability risk profile. Lastly, where issuers are flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Expectation of fund manager

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We aim for a portfolio beta close to one in corporate hybrids. Yield levels look attractive after the recent sell-off in treasuries. Corporate hybrids offer a significant yield pickup and are issued by high-quality corporates. These investment-grade issuers are well positioned to handle a potential slowdown in global economic growth given their size and diversification. The euro-denominated corporate hybrid market offers a 4% yield (YTW), with the average index spread (OAS) above 300 bps.

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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ISINLU1700711663
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Valoren38694380
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1st quotation date1508371200000
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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