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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH CHF

Index: ICE BofAML CHF Currency Overnight Deposit Offered Rate Index
ISIN: LU0486541344
  • Benefiting from falling and rising bond yields
  • Quantitative model anticipating direction bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration invests in a money market portfolio with high quality instruments and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantative model. Active duration management is the sole performance driver for this fund. Robeco’s quantitative duration model generates forecasts for the direction of bond yields in the main developed bond markets (United States, Germany and Japan). The duration overlay is implemented using bond futures. The aim of the fund is to generate positive total returns in markets with either falling or rising bond yields.

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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH CHF

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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.

Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.

Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.03%. The fund posted a positive return over the month. The short position in the US benefited sharply from the rising yields. The long positions in Germany and Japan detracted from performance. As US yields rose the most, the active duration positions overall contributed positively to the return. All active duration positions are based on the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

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Market development

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September was a negative month for government bond markets: US Treasuries were down 1.2%, JGBs lost 0.3% and Bunds returned -0.9%. The sell-off in bonds was initiated by a jump in hourly earnings in the US labor market report. Earnings rose 2.9% in August, the highest number since 2009. Surprisingly optimistic comments on inflation by ECB president Draghi were another catalyst for the sell-off. The rise in negotiated wages to 2.2% in the euro area probably helped to support his confidence. Italian bond markets recovering from the August sell-off ahead of the release of the budget plans also helped to push German yields higher, although that recovery was pared back at the end of the month when the actual plans were released.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Long/Short 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

In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration, in terms of Sustainability Investing, 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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration invests its cash in a solid fixed income portfolio consisting of short term instruments. The fund implements a duration overlay via bond futures to either extend the portfolio duration or to create negative duration. The aim of the fund is to generate positive total returns in markets with either falling or rising bond markets. Duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets based on financial market data. The fund is quantitatively driven, as the duration positioning is always based on the outcome of our duration model. The model uses market 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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration serves as a very good diversifier in a fixed income portfolio as the fund is able to deliver positive total returns in both a falling and rising interest rate market environment.

Risk policy

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

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 short position in the US is explained by inflation (higher commodity prices indicate higher inflation pressure), monetary policy (the Fed is expected to continue its hiking rates), unattractive valuations (including hedging costs) and trend variables. The long position in Germany is driven by economic growth, valuation and season variables, the long position in Japan by monetary policy, valuation and season.

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 Long/Short Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Rates team, which consists of four portfolio managers. The team is focused on government bond strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with four dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders. On average, the members of the rates team have an experience in the asset management industry of sixteen years, of which ten years with Robeco.

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ISINLU0486541344
BloombergROBFODC LX
Valoren11014979
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1st quotation date1266451200000
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

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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