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Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds I EUR

Index: Bloomberg Euro Aggregate: Corporates ex financials 2% Issuer Cap
ISIN: LU0418691860
  • Diversified non-financial credits exposure
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process
  • Experienced team management
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About this fund

Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in euro-denominated securities. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long-term capital growth. The investment process combines a top-down market view to assess credit attractiveness and factors that drive credit market returns in the short term with skillful issuer selection to create a broadly diversified portfolio. The fund has a conservative profile and a limited exposure to derivatives.

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Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds I EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -4.48%. The portfolio posted a negative return for the month. The euro non-financial corporate index spread widened 12 bps to 177 bps at the end of the month. As a result, corporates underperformed versus government bonds. The total return was mainly driven by a big move in underlying government bond yields. German 10-year treasury yields almost doubled to 1.54%.The portfolio performed in line with its benchmark index. Our beta policy made a small negative contribution to performance, as the beta was just above one, while credit underperformed treasuries. Issuer selection made a positive contribution, more than offsetting the negative beta effect. The largest positive contributions came from overweights in: OMV, Iberdrola, Volkswagen and TotalEnergies. We continue to hold a long position in 5-year swap spreads. The return contribution this month was negative, as the swap spread widened.

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Market development

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The euro non-financial corporate index spread widened 12 bps to 177 bps at the end of the month. As a result, corporates underperformed versus government bonds. The total return was mainly driven by a big move in underlying government bond yields. German 10-year treasury yields almost doubled to 1.54%. The 2-year German bond yield rose an astonishing 94 bps, ending August at 1.20%. This was probably the largest monthly rise in this metric in at least three decades. More hawkish central bank rhetoric and skyrocketing inflation pushed up yields. High natural gas prices drove up Eurozone inflation to 9.1% YoY, a new record. US inflation for July was below expectations, but Fed officials sounded hawkish and expressed the view that rates should remain higher for longer. In his Jackson Hole speech, Fed Chair Powell underlined this message, while referring to lessons of the high inflation period of the 1970s-80s. US Treasuries were down -2.8% in August.

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Currency policy

The fund invests in Euro denominated securities only.

Derivative policy

Robeco Investment Grade Corporate Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. Any 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 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 Investment Grade Corporate Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in euro-denominated securities. 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 E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and 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, and engagement. The investment process combines a top-down market view to assess credit attractiveness and factors that drive credit market returns in the short term with skillful issuer selection to create a broadly diversified portfolio. The fund has a conservative profile and a limited exposure to derivatives. 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 to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.

Sustainability profile

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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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Downside risks to the economy have risen materially and recession risk is now openly debated. Looking at monetary policy, the main worry we have is that developed market central banks are behind the curve. The key risks here are higher-than-anticipated rate hikes in the coming months, and inflation that not only lasts longer but peaks at higher levels. It is clear that central banks will continue to fight inflation, which is likely to lead to a recession. By all standards, we have seen a very significant repricing of fixed income. Spreads on all segments of the euro credit market are now clearly above average. Euro investment grade and euro high yield have even reached the highest quartile of valuations since 2005. Could spreads go wider in a full-blown recession scenario? Yes, they can. Should we run full underweight positions until we see those highs? No, we do not believe that would be prudent to do. Even though we acknowledge that recession risks are elevated, there is never 100% certainty that this scenario will play out. Given that markets have repriced, it makes sense to start adding some risk. We are aiming for a portfolio beta that is just above one.

Peter Kwaak
Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak is Portfolio Manager Investment Grade in the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, he was Portfolio Manager Credits at Aegon Asset Management for three years and at NIB Capital for two years. Peter has been active in the industry since 1998. He holds a Master’s in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he is a CFA® charterholder.

Team

The Robeco Investment Grade Corporate 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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ISINLU0418691860
BloombergROBCBIE LX
Valoren10042068
WKNA0Q27Y
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1st quotation date1238112000000
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.

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Investors outside Luxembourg are subject to their national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual investors to contact their financial or fiscal adviser regarding their specific fiscal situation.

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