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Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global-Aggregate Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU0951484418
  • Invests globally in government and corporate bonds
  • Dynamic cross-asset class strategies within fixed income to take advantage of global opportunities
  • Solid and long track record since 1974
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About this fund

Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund invests globally in developed government and corporate bonds but also has the flexibility to invest in Emerging Debt. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund will pursue an active duration (interest-rate sensitivity) policy with the objective to limit draw downs when bond yields rise and enhance returns when bond yields fall. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 2.18%. The fund posted a positive performance versus the index in August, with fx, duration, curve and country selection all contributing. The underweight position in the Chinese renminbi proved particularly successful as rising trade tensions led to a devaluation. The fund held a small long position in US Treasuries, which helped as long bonds saw their yield fall the most since 2011. The fund held flattening positions on the EUR curve, which duly flattened as the sharp move lower in yields brought about a grab for yield, and liability-based investors were forced to reach for duration. Finally, the overweight in Italy added value: after much to-and-fro behavior, the domestic political landscape became more market friendly and investors anticipated accommodative ECB policy in September. Profits from the active gains from the curve flattening and US Treasury positions have been locked in, given the magnitude and rapidity of the moves.

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Market development

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Developed market government bonds rallied across the board in August, with Italian BTPs in particular gaining strongly. BTPs had a return of 3.6% in August, while German Bunds were up 2.3% and US Treasuries gained 3.4%. Bonds responded to the negative news around the US-China trade talks and to ongoing weakness in leading producer confidence data. Initially, risk appetite was also hurt by the collapse of the Lega - 5 Star government in Italy. Sentiment towards Italy turned positive again when it became clear that new elections could be avoided as 5 Star and PD were able to form a coalition government. This government is perceived to be more euro friendly and may probably receive a more constructive attitude from the EC when displaying their fiscal plans, alleviating what had been a major market concern.

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Currency policy

The fund aims to maximise the risk-adjusted return in euro. Derivatives are used to hedge most currency positions of the investments' currency of this share class. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited.

Dividend policy

In principle, this share class of the fund will distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund, ESG factors play an important role in the investment process, both in country analysis and credit analysis. For investments in 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 Global Total Return Bond Fund invests in government and corporate bonds with the aim of capturing opportunities in fixed income classes around the globe. The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis, and targets a return volatility of 2 to 6%. The duration of the fund will be managed actively and can move between 0 and 10 years. Currency positions outside the base currency are part of the total return strategy, but are limited. The backbone of the investment process is consistent and in-depth fundamental research on both companies and countries. An important element in this analysis is the assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Risk policy

The fund aims to deliver an attractive total return, also on a risk-adjusted basis. The fund targets an ex-ante total return volatility within the range of 2 to 6% and can adjust the duration of the portfolio between 0 and 10 years. The leverage exposure of derivatives on a fund level is restricted as described in the prospectus.

Expectation of fund manager

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Bond yields have corrected strongly in the past month and the market has now priced in 120 bps of additional Fed rate cuts and 30 bps in rate cuts for the ECB. After the sizeable move in August, it is probably time for the market to take a breather, unless more negative news comes out at short notice. For now, we have a more neutral view on duration. With Italian politics currently moving in a more favorable direction and the ECB expected to start purchasing government bonds again, we remain constructive on periphery spreads.

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk
Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In the period 2014-2018 Jamie worked at HSBC Bank in London, where was Head of European and US Credit Strategy. Prior to that he held a number of senior fixed income positions at Fidelity Management & Research, Schroder Investment Management and PIMCO Europe. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has a Master’s in History from University of Cambridge. Bob Stoutjesdijk is a portfolio manager and strategist on Robeco’s Global Macro team. Bob worked at Shell Asset Management Company as Portfolio Manager Fixed Income Sovereign Credit from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that, he was Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at SNS Asset Management. He started his career as Quantitative Analyst at APG Asset Management in 2008. Bob has a Master’s in Economics & Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CAIA® charterholder.

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ISINLU0951484418
BloombergRORCHEU LX
Valoren21808181
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1st quotation date1440633600000
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 0.05% 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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