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Robeco Euro Credit Bonds DH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Euro-Aggregate: Corporates (EUR)
ISIN: LU0213453771
  • Diversified credits exposure with full discretion approach
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process
  • Experienced team management
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About this fund

Robeco Euro Credit Bonds provides a diversified exposure to the Euro investment grade credit market. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund is actively managed and implement beta policy, sector rotation, off- benchmark positioning in emerging market, covered bonds or limitedly high yield.

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Market development

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Credit markets were quite volatile this month, mainly driven by macro-economic developments in Turkey, Argentina and Italy. Some European banks have significant loan exposure to Turkey, but most non-financial corporates and banks are insulated from the weak Turkish economy. The political situation in Italy remains a concern for investors, as the Italian government is preparing its annual budget. Spreads on Italian corporates widened, and on top of that came the collapse of a bridge in Genoa on 14 August. Spreads on toll road operator Autostrade per l’Italia and its owner Atlantia widened significantly. Bond prices dropped almost 10%, as the Italian government started a procedure to take away the company’s license to operate toll roads.The European Central Bank purchase programs were less active during the holiday period. The asset purchase programs will be reduced towards year-end, but interest rates will not be raised before the summer of 2019. The ECB’s corporate sector purchases amounted to EUR 166 billion at the end of the month.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco Euro Credit Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. This means that the fund's total performance is reflected in its share price performance.

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 Euro Credit Bonds provides diversified exposure across circa 80 corporate issuers to the Euro investment grade credit market (industrial and financial companies). The fund is a pure play credit with full discretion to actively implement beta policy, sector rotation, off- benchmark positioning in emerging market, covered bonds or limitedly high yield (overall non-IG exposure limited to 20%). The fund aims to outperform its index Barclays Euro-Aggregate: Corporates. The investment philosophy is based on managing a solid diversified 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 analyst research reports are being discussed in approx. 500 credit committees per year.The portfolio managers are responsible for the portfolio construction. A proprietary developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. As the investment process is well-structured and proven over time, it contributes to repeatable performance delivery. The Investment Grade Corporate Bonds fund is managed by our credit team which consists of seven portfolio managers and twelve credit analysts. Within the team, Victor Verberk, Peter Kwaak and Jan Willem de Moor are responsible for investment grade, and work together for 6 years at Robeco. The portfolio managers are responsible for the construction and management of the credit portfolios, whereas the analysts cover the team's fundamental research.

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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With the US growing nicely and the rest of the world cooling to more moderate levels, there is no immediate cause for concern from a macro point of view. We should be aware that differing growth rates between the US and the rest of the world will also continue to drive diverging monetary policy paths.Valuations have improved quite a bit in European investment grade, while other areas such as high yield remain quite expensive. The main question here is whether the effects of the recent volatility in Italy, Argentina, Turkey will extend to other credit classes or not. These corrections have been in stark contrast to the recent rallies in equities and US high yield, for example. This seems to be a bit inconsistent. Market technicals are still weak. The correlation between risky assets and central bank balance sheets is striking and causes flows into credit to moderate. We continue to see value in financials and some other pockets that have widened already, while we stick to our cautious overall top-down positioning.

Victor Verberk
Victor Verberk

Victor Verberk

Mr. Verberk is Head and Portfolio Manager Investment Grade Credits since January 2008. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Mr. Verberk was CIO with Holland Capital Management. Before that he was employed by Mn Services as Head of Fixed Income and he worked for AXA Investment Managers as Portfolio Manager Credits. Victor Verberk started his career in the investment industry in 1997. Mr. Verberk holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and has been a CEFA holder since 1999.

Team

The Robeco Euro Credit Bonds fundis managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit analysts (of which four financials 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 dedicated quantitative researchers and 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.

Details

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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU0213453771
BloombergROECRBD LX
Valoren2076501
WKNA0D9JD
AvailabilityAT, BE, FI, FR, DE, IE, IT, LU, NL, PE, ES, CH, GB
1st quotation date1112313600000
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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