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Robeco QI Conservative Multi Asset I EUR

ISIN: LU1523255500
  • Global multi-asset strategy aiming to generate balanced returns with a defensive risk profile
  • Profits from tendencies in human behaviour that underpin the low-volatility anomaly
  • Defensive dynamic allocation to protect in down markets and keep track in up markets
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About this fund

The Robeco QI Conservative Multi Asset fund invests globally and across various asset classes. The long-term aim is to achieve attractive returns comparable to those of equities and bonds, but at a distinctly lower level of risk. The fund leverages on the proven expertise of Robeco in selecting low-volatility stocks and bonds.The fund dynamically allocates in a systematic way to the most attractive asset classes, with a focus on mitigating downside risks.

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Robeco QI Conservative Multi Asset I EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.59%. Robeco has been successfully exploiting the low-risk anomaly since 2006, as is evident from its historical and continued performance. A low-risk strategy implies overweighting low-risk assets and underweighting high-risk assets. The strategy aims at protecting capital in downturns, eventually winning by losing less over full cycles. To further strengthen the strategy, the low-risk factor is supplemented by five other proven factors. Quality (‘Pursue sound fundamentals'), Momentum (‘Follow the trend’), Value (‘Buy cheap, sell expensive’), Carry (‘Collect income’) and Flow (‘Exploit supply & demand’). Including these factors allows us to make enhanced investment decisions for harvesting the low-risk premium, for example by avoiding low-risk assets that are relatively expensive in a certain time period. Factor premiums are present in every major asset class as well as across markets. Bundling them in one strategy with a focus on the low-risk anomaly and including the equity and fixed income market returns results in a highly diversified and robust return generating solution with a defensive risk profile.

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Currency policy

Except for the active currency positions, currency risks are partly hedged to the base currency of the fund (EUR).

Dividend policy

This share class of the fund does not distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are systematically integrated in the highly disciplined investment process, by using the ESG scores of the 4.000 largest companies from the annual RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The ESG integration aims for an average ESG score of the portfolio at least as high as the ESG score of the index. This ensures that stocks with higher ESG scores are more likely to be included in the portfolio while stocks of companies that have very poor ESG scores are more likely to be divested from the portfolio. With these portfolio construction rules we aim for an ESG profile of the fund that is above average compared to its peers. In addition, stocks with corporate governance issues or stocks that have major litigation or regulatory risk may be excluded from the investable universe. Next to ESG integration, Robeco has an exclusion policy and conducts proxy voting and engagement activities based on International Corporate Governance Network objectives.

Investment policy

The objective of Robeco QI Conservative Multi Asset is to deliver long-term returns in line with a balanced 50/50 mix of equities and bonds, with a risk profile in line with a more defensive 30/70 mix of equities and bonds. It aims to achieve a higher Sharpe ratio than both mixes in the long term. The fund leverages on Robeco’s expertise in managing low-volatility equity and credit portfolios and adds dynamic allocation with a short equity market bias, to mitigate downside risks and to generate a stable return pattern. The aim is to have a balanced exposure to performance drivers and risks. The fund is managed by an experienced team of quantitative investment specialists in multi asset and conservative investing at Robeco. It relies on Robeco’s proven quantitative models for dynamic asset allocation, and for selecting low-volatility stocks and bonds.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully integrated in the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

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The fund is positioned to win by losing less: lagging in bull markets but winning in bear markets, thereby achieving high Sharpe ratios over full cycles. We are currently in one of the longest bull markets in history. The fund is well-positioned to minimize losses and outperform the reference index should the market reverse.

Guido Baltussen, Pim van Vliet, Shengsheng Zhang, CFA, Klaas Smits, Thibault Lair, CFA, Lodewijk van
Guido Baltussen, Pim van Vliet, Shengsheng Zhang, CFA, Klaas Smits, Thibault Lair, CFA, Lodewijk van

Guido Baltussen, Pim van Vliet, Shengsheng Zhang, CFA, Klaas Smits, Thibault Lair, CFA, Lodewijk van

Guido Baltussen is Head of the Quant Allocation team and Lead Portfolio Manager Liquid Alternatives and Multi Asset strategies. He also holds a position as Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining Robeco in 2017, Guido was Head of Fixed Income and Multi Asset Research at NN Investment Partners. He started his career in the investment industry in 2004 and has published in highly ranked academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analyses. Guido holds a PhD and a Master's (cum laude) in Financial and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Mr. Pim is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team of Robeco. His primary focus is Robeco's Low-volatility capabilities, including Conservative Equities. Pim joined Robeco in 2005 as a Senior Quantitative Researcher at the Quantitative Strategies department with responsibility for the allocation research. He has published among others in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Management Science and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and is guest lecturer at several universities. Pim holds a PhD and MSc (cum laude) in Financial and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Pim van Vliet is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Ms. Shengsheng Zhang is Portfolio Manager Global Allocations with Robeco since September 2012. Prior to joining Robeco, Shengsheng was employed by Delta Lloyd Asset Management for 6 years where she first held the position of Quantitative Analyst and later of Quantitative Portfolio Manager. She holds a Master's degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Twente and she is CFA charterholder. Mr. Smits is responsible for the management and development of Robeco's Multi Asset Quant capabilities and part of the Investment Solutions team. Prior he was responsible for developing Robeco's FamdA capabilities in both listed and private equity. Before that he worked for Robeco in New York managing the Fixed Income Allocation team. From 2000 to 2007 he was Head of the Robeco's Investment Grade and High Yield team.  Prior to joining Robeco, he worked for Interpolis, as Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager.  Mr. Smits began his investment career with Assicurazioni Generali in 1991. Mr. Smits holds a Bachelor's degree from the Institute for Business Administration and Economics, Groningen, the Netherlands. Thibault Lair is Portfolio Manager Quant Multi Asset products in the Quant Allocation team. His areas of expertise include the development and review of directional and relative value systematic strategies across asset classes. Prior to joining Robeco in 2018, Thibault was a Quantitative Stategist at NN Investment Partners in the period 2008-2018. He started his career in the investment industry in 2007 at RBC Dexia. Thibault is a PhD candidate and holds a Master's in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He also is a CFA® charterholder and Certified FRM. Lodewijk van der Linden is Portfolio Manager within the Quant Allocation team. His area of expertise is multi-asset factor investing. Prior to joining Robeco in August 2018, Lodewijk held several positions at Aegon, most recently as Team Manager of Client Reporting at Aegon Asset Management. He started his career as an actuarial consultant at PwC. He holds a Master's degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Master's degree in Econometrics and Management Science from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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ISINLU1523255500
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Valoren34690961
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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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