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Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund FH GBP

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse Index (hedged into GBP)
ISIN: LU1408525621
  • 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 purse an active duration 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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Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.01%. Although the fund posted a small negative return in October, it was much better than the index. The underweight duration position subtracted from relative performance as German bond yields declined over the month. A small overweight position in Italy helped relative performance slightly as spreads tightened from where we bought Italy. The US curve steepener position added to performance. Main positive contributor to relative performance was being underweight credits via several credit derivative indices. After the as ‘somewhat hawkish’ interpreted speech by Jerome Powell, equity and credit markets started to sell off. Confrontational rhetoric from the populist Italian government and increased tensions around the trade war between the US and China also was not supportive to sentiment. We took profit on the underweight credit positions around month end.

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Market development

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Returns were mixed in October for government bonds. US Treasuries lagged, with a return of -0.8%, while Germany was leading with +0.6%. The main reason for the difference in return was renewed unrest in Italy, which drove euro area investors into the safe haven of German Bunds. Italian spreads widened as the government posted a 2019 budget with a ‘confrontational’ deficit level of 2.4%. This led to a rift with the European Commission, which is still unresolved. The spread widening was dampened after Moody’s and S&P did not surprise on the negative side in their judgement on Italy’s credit outlook.

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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

All income earned is accumulated and not distributed as dividend. Therefore the total return is reflected in the share price development.

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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Since the start of Q4, combined net bond purchases by the Fed, ECB and BoJ have turned from positive to negative. In our opinion this dynamic will gradually make itself felt in bond markets, via increased upward pressure on long-term yields. Short-term yields are expected to move up as well, but the extent of the rise is limited by what is priced in already. The confrontational stance of the Italian populist government will likely continue, but we think just a little bit of giving in on both sides might already be enough to relieve markets.

Fred Belak
Fred Belak

Fred Belak

Fred Belak, Head of the Global Fixed Income Macro team, is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. Prior to joining Robeco, Fred Belak worked for Lombard Odier as CIO Rate and Macro Trading Funds. Before that, he was Partner at Stoneworks, a start-up macro hedge fund. Previously he held positions at various asset managers, including JP Morgan Chase and Barclays. Fred started his career in the industry in 1991. He has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's in Economics, both from Cornell University.

Details

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ISINLU1408525621
BloombergRROREFG LX
Valoren32538296
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1st quotation date1462838400000
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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