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Robeco Corporate Hybrid bonds IH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap (hedged into EUR)
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 hybrids bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics.

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.41%. The total return of the fund was -0.31% last month, +0.02% ahead of the index. The beta of the fund was reduced somewhat in the first part of the month, to a level just below one at the end of the month. Beta positioning made a neutral contribution to the fund's performance, as spreads were almost unchanged in the end. Issuer selection overall made a positive contribution. The largest contribution came from Nordea, where we sold our holding in the bank's additional Tier 1 capital bond.

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Market development

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The Global Corporate Hybrids Index delivered a total return of -0.33% last month. The credit spread on the global hybrid index tightened 1 bp to a level of 178 bps. As a result, the corporate hybrid index slightly outperformed treasuries. The yield on 10-year German treasuries moved up 18 basis points to -0.20%, with the 5-year yield moving up 12 bps to -0.56%. The US Treasury 10-year yield moved up almost 20 bps to 1.49% at the end of the month.Corporate hybrid spreads rallied in the first half of the month, but gave up those gains in the second part. Similar moves were visible in high yield bonds and subordinated debt of banks. In China, problems in the property sector came to the forefront, with Evergrande moving towards a bankruptcy. In Europe, gas and electricity prices moved sharply higher due to low gas inventories and a lack of renewable power generation. In some sectors there are shortages in labor and supply chain bottlenecks. Government bond yields have moved sharply higher, as headline inflation remains at high levels. Central banks have moved away from their overly dovish stance. The Federal Reserve has signaled that tapering may start soon and might be concluded by mid-2022.

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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

Our analysis of issuers goes beyond the traditional financial factors and includes the issuers’ performance on ESG factors. We deem it essential for a well-informed investment decision to take into account those ESG factors that have the potential to materially impact the financial performance of the issuer. This perfectly matches the basic need to avoid the losers in credit management, as many credit events in the past can be attributed to issues such as poorly designed governance frameworks, environmental issues, or weak health & safety standards. The aim of ESG integration is to improve the risk/return profile of the investments and does not have an impact goal. ESG analysis is fully integrated in the bottom-up security analysis. We have defined key ESG factors per industry, and for every company we analyze how the firm is positioned versus these key ESG factors, and how this impacts the fundamental credit quality.

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 aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting certain ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, next to engagement. 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.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, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on currencies and issuers) to the extent of 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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ESG integration policy

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Our analysis of issuers goes beyond the traditional financial factors and includes the issuers’ performance on ESG factors. We deem it essential for a well-informed investment decision to take into account those ESG factors that have the potential to materially impact the financial performance of the issuer. This perfectly matches the basic need to avoid the losers in credit management, as many credit events in the past can be attributed to issues such as poorly designed governance frameworks, environmental issues, or weak health & safety standards. The aim of ESG integration is to improve the risk/return profile of the investments and does not have an impact goal. ESG analysis is fully integrated in the bottom-up security analysis. We have defined key ESG factors per industry, and for every company we analyze how the firm is positioned versus these key ESG factors, and how this impacts the fundamental credit quality.

Expectation of fund manager

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We aim for a portfolio beta close to one in corporate hybrids. We continue to like many hybrids based on fundamentals and valuation. With spreads between 200 and 300 bps hybrids offer a decent cushion against potential volatility. Like most credit markets, hybrid spreads are below long-term averages. But unlike other markets, hybrids have room to tighten further. As Covid vaccines are now distributed globally, economies will benefit as lockdowns have ended. Part of this recovery has been priced into credit spreads already.

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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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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