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RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds DH EUR

Index: Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU2258388284
  • At the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the Paris Agreement
  • Contrarian investment style that harvests opportunities from behavioral biases in the market
  • Combination of sustainable investing expertise and highly experienced Global Macro and Global Credit teams
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in bonds globally. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund invests in worldwide bonds and other marketable debt securities and instruments (which may include short dated fixed or floating rate securities) issued or guaranteed by OECD member states and by companies based in OECD countries.

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.89%. The fund had negative total returns in December and a relative performance ahead of the benchmark for the month. The fund gained driven by the sell-off in rates, particularly in Bunds, and the flattening in curves. The top contributors to the relative performance were the EUR duration underweight, US curve flattening position and overweight in China government bonds. With the risk spread rally, the underweight credit positioning as well as CDS/ITRX protection positions detracted from returns. The overweight in Denmark duration also detracted from performance.

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Market development

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The global bond rally stalled in December, with German Bunds down -1.6% and US Treasuries posting a return of -0.8%. Covid infection rates jumped, but worries around the Omicron variant faded during the month. In addition, hawkish shifts from global central banks, in the wake of persistent inflation pressures, have been putting a lid on bond prices. The FOMC announced a quicker tapering of bond purchases and is projecting more rate hikes, especially in 2022 and 2023. The ECB decided to end purchases under its PEPP program in March, thereby reducing bond buying significantly in 2022. Nonetheless, the ECB left its forward guidance unchanged, indicating that its key deposit rate will remain at the current -0.50% or lower levels. The BoE defied market expectations again and raised its key rate by 15 bps to 0.25%. Italian BTPs suffered from reduced ECB support and increased uncertainty around the upcoming presidential elections. Both US and EUR IG corporate bonds had positive excess returns for the month, as spreads were 5 bps and 13 bps tighter relative to Treasuries and Bunds respectively.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend.

ESG Integration policy

The fund’s sustainable investment objective is to contribute to keeping global temperature rise well-below 2°C by reducing the carbon footprint of the fund. Climate change and sustainability considerations are incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration as well as a carbon footprint target for both the government bond component and the credits component. For government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries. For credits, the fund does not invest in companies that are in breach of international norms and applies the activity-based exclusions of Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks through exclusions as per Robeco’s exclusion policy. ESG factors, including climate change, are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the decarbonization potential and the impact of financially material ESG risks on the issuer's fundamental quality. In the portfolio construction the fund targets carbon footprints at least equal to the government bond component and the credit component of the Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index, respectively. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of 7% year on year.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Climate Global Bonds is an actively managed fund that invests in bonds globally. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund contributes to keeping the maximum global temperature rise well-below 2◦C by reducing the carbon footprint intensity of the portfolio. The fund integrates ESG (Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) in the investment process, applies an exclusion list basis controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to engagement. The fund invests in worldwide bonds and other marketable debt securities and instruments (which may include short dated fixed or floating rate securities) issued or guaranteed by OECD member states and by companies based in OECD countries. The fund is managed against a benchmark that is consistent with the sustainable investment objectives pursued by the fund. It aims to align with the Paris Agreement requirements on greenhouse gas emission reduction. For corporate bonds the Benchmark aims to represent the performance of an investment strategy that is aligned with the technical standards for EU Paris Aligned benchmarks in areas such as exclusions and carbon reduction objectives. For investments in government bonds in the Benchmark, the long term aim is to strive for a 7% year-on-year decarbonization as long as this is realistically feasible and technical standards are not applicable. The Benchmark differs from a broad market index in that the latter does not take into account in its methodology any criteria for alignment with the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission reduction and related exclusions.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process so as to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.

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Sustainability

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The fund’s sustainable investment objective is to contribute to keeping global temperature rise well-below 2°C by reducing the carbon footprint of the fund. Climate change and sustainability considerations are incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration as well as a carbon footprint target for both the government bond component and the credits component. For government bonds, the fund complies with Robeco’s exclusion policy for countries. For credits, the fund does not invest in companies that are in breach of international norms and applies the activity-based exclusions of Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks through exclusions as per Robeco’s exclusion policy. ESG factors, including climate change, are integrated in the bottom-up security analysis to assess the decarbonization potential and the impact of financially material ESG risks on the issuer's fundamental quality. In the portfolio construction the fund targets carbon footprints at least equal to the government bond component and the credit component of the Solactive Paris Aware Global Aggregate Index, respectively. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of 7% year on year.

Expectation of fund manager

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As central banks withdraw stimulus, especially front-end yields have borne the burden in the second half of 2021 and yield curves flattened significantly. Nonetheless, should the virus outlook brighten into spring, yields look vulnerable to the reopening trade again. Any sell-off is likely to be limited, as we expect inflation to tame from March onwards and we do not foresee that the market will price in significantly higher rates for both the Fed and ECB from current levels. Bund yields could potentially also find support from political concerns around the Italian and French presidential elections, which are both scheduled for H1 2022. With the steady year-end rally in credit markets, US and EUR IG spreads are near long-term historic tight ranges and are still priced for perfection, so we remain underweight overall IG beta, but still with a preference for EUR IG versus US.

Jamie Stuttard, Regina Borromeo, Bob Stoutjesdijk
Jamie Stuttard, Regina Borromeo, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard, Regina Borromeo, Bob Stoutjesdijk

Jamie Stuttard is Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund and Robeco All Strategy Euro Bonds. He started at Robeco in 2018. In the period 2014-2018 Jamie worked at HSBC Bank in London, where was Head of European and US Credit Strategy. Prior to that he held a number of senior fixed income positions at Fidelity Management & Research, Schroder Investment Management and PIMCO Europe. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London in 1998. Jamie has a Master’s in History from University of Cambridge. Regina Borromeo is Portfolio Manager in the Global Macro team with a focus on top-down allocation within credits and on EM allocation. She joined Robeco in 2018. She joined Brandywine Global Investment Management in London, where she worked in the period 2010-2017. Her last position was Head of International High Yield. Before that she was Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London and Philadelphia. Regina started her career in the industry in 2000. She holds a Bachelor’s in Communications from University of Pennsylvania. Bob Stoutjesdijk is a portfolio manager and strategist on Robeco’s Global Macro team. Bob worked at Shell Asset Management Company as Portfolio Manager Fixed Income Sovereign Credit from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that, he was Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at SNS Asset Management. He started his career as Quantitative Analyst at APG Asset Management in 2008. Bob has a Master’s in Economics & Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CAIA® charterholder.

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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.

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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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