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Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration DH USD

Index: JPM GBI Global Investment Grade Index (hedged into USD)
ISIN: LU0239949414
  • Global government bond exposure with solid credit quality
  • Anticipating the direction of the bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model. The fund uses bond futures to dynamically adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The aim of the fund is to protect against rising yields and to benefit from rallying bond markets.

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Market development

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US Treasuries (0.2% euro hedged) and German Bunds (0.7%) posted positive returns in August, while Italian BTPs ended the month in the red (-3.3%). US Treasuries were supported by a decline in risk appetite following the sell-off in emerging market assets. A somewhat dovish speech by Fed chairman Powell at the Jackson Hole conference added to the strength in US Treasuries. Counterbalancing forces for US bonds may be found in a new high for the S&P 500 Index and in somewhat higher core inflation. In Europe, inflation data surprised on the downside, which gave German Bunds additional support. But the switch of investors out of Italian BTPs and into Bunds ahead of the release of Italian budget plans, was probably more important in explaining the rally in Bunds.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration makes use of derivatives in order to implement the duration overlay. In addition, derivatives are used to hedge the currency risks of the portfolio. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

All income earned will be accumulated and will in principle not be distributed as dividend. Therefore the entire result is reflected in the share price development.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration the investment universe and the type of investments are such that it is not feasible to implement the ESG factors into the investment processes.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality. The fund uses bond futures to adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The aim of the fund is to protect against rising yields and to benefit from rallying bond markets. The fund is quantitatively driven, as the duration positioning is always based on the outcome of our duration model. The model uses market expectations for variables such as economic growth, inflation and monetary policy, as well as technical variables such as valuation, seasonality and trend to predict the direction of bond markets. Depending on the outcome of the model, the duration of the basis portfolio is increased or decreased by maximum 6 years. The model has shown a solid track record since its inception in 1994. The quantitative duration has proven to have forecasting ability in periods with rising yields as well as in periods with declining yields. Therefore Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration serves as a very good diversifier in a fixed income portfolio and can function as an airbag during adverse markets.

Risk policy

Risk management systems continuously monitor the extent to which the portfolio differs from the benchmark. Extreme discrepancies are prevented in this way. The duration model makes use of futures, which can lead to leverage.

Expectation of fund manager

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The fund's duration policy is fully driven by the outcomes of our proprietary quantitative duration model. The model’s overweight positions in Japan and Germany are driven by positive scores for economic growth (weaker growth expectations signaling lower yields), season (increasing risk aversion of investors in the course of the calendar year signaling lower yields) and a more attractive valuation than US bonds (including hedging costs). For the US, the underweight can be explained by negative scores for the valuation and monetary policy variables.

Olaf Penninga
Olaf Penninga

Olaf Penninga

Mr. Olaf Penninga is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Robeco's Rates team. Previous affiliations include a position as a Senior Quantitative Researcher with Robeco. Prior to rejoining Robeco in 2002, Olaf was employed by Interpolis as Investment Econometrician for one year. Olaf started his career in the Investment Industry in 1998. He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University.

Team

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Quant Allocation team, which consists of six portfolio managers. The team is focused on quantitative allocation strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with fundamental portfolio management teams and with seven dedicated quant allocation researchers. On average, the members of the quant allocation team have an experience in the asset management industry of eighteen years, of which fourteen years with Robeco.

Details

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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU0239949414
BloombergRGLUXUD LX
Valoren2387370
WKNA0H0UP
AvailabilityAT, BE, CL, FR, DE, IE, IT, LU, NL, SG, ES, CH
1st quotation date1136160000000
Close financial year31-12
Legal statusInvestment company with variable capital incorporated under Luxembourg law (SICAV)
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Fiscal product treatment

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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