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RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits FH EUR

Index: Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index
ISIN: LU2258387633
  • 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
  • Part of a successful global credit capability run by highly experienced team
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in nongovernment bonds all around the world. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth.The fund invests mainly in nongovernment bonds (which may include contingent convertible bonds (also “coco” bonds) and similar nongovernment fixed income securities and asset backed securities from all around the world. The carbon footprint reduction objective will be aligned with the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index.

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RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits FH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 3.48%. The Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index returned 3.44% (hedged to EUR). The credit spread on the index tightened from 183 basis points to 161 basis points. Both German and US 10-year yields dropped to 0.82% and 2.65% respectively, due to recession fears.The fund outperformed the benchmark by 0.04%. Our issuer selection made a negative contribution. This was offset by our top-down positioning, which made a positive contribution. We continue to hold a position in swap spreads, where we are long 5-year European swap spreads. The contribution was negative last month, as swap spreads widened. We expect swap spreads to normalize over the next quarter. The biggest movers were (in absolute terms): Cellnex Telecom SA, Star Energy Geothermal and Raiffeisen Bank.

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Market development

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In July, credit markets recouped part of the losses from June, as most financial assets showed positive performance over the month.Central banks' policy remains a key theme for investors. As expected, the Fed raised the Fed funds rate by 75 bps, as it is still focused on bringing down inflation. However, the focus of financial markets shifted more towards slowing growth than inflation during July, leading to a decline in Treasury yields.In Europe, the ECB hiked rates by 50 bps. With more uncertainty about Italy, the ECB also announced the Transmission Protection Instrument, which should be supportive for peripheral spreads. Russian gas flows remain a tail risk for European economies, although deliveries via Nord Stream 1 were resumed after maintenance works.Second-quarter corporate earnings were solid for most companies that reported. Food producers like Unilever and Mondelez are able to increase prices to pass through higher input prices. Within chemicals, companies like Huntsman also posted good results, based on strong pricing.

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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 and a carbon footprint target. 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 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 credit quality. In the portfolio construction the fund targets a carbon footprint at least equal to or better than the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of an average 7% year on year.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in nongovernment bonds all around the world. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. 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 Governance) factors in the investment process, applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy and applies normative exclusions and activity-based exclusions in line with Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks. The fund's objective is also to provide long term capital growth. The fund invests mainly in nongovernment bonds (which may include contingent convertible bonds (also “coco” bonds) and similar nongovernment fixed income securities and asset backed securities from all around the world. The carbon footprint reduction objective will be aligned with the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index.Benchmark: Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. 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. 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.

Sustainability profile

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Footprint ownership expresses the total resource utilization the portfolio finances. Each assessed company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources utilized by the company's enterprise value including cash (EVIC). Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each assessed company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The selected index's footprint is provided alongside. Sovereign and cash positions have no impact. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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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 and a carbon footprint target. 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 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 credit quality. In the portfolio construction the fund targets a carbon footprint at least equal to or better than the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of an average 7% year on year.

Expectation of fund manager

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By all standards, we have seen a very significant repricing of assets. European government bonds posted their worst quarter in decades and on top of that, credit spreads widened. Correlations in rates and risk markets have clearly been positive in this regime of financial tightening, taking away the benefits of diversification. If history since 1955 is any guide, we have to conclude as Larry Summers and Alex Domash first pointed out, that from current levels of inflation and labor market overheating, Fed tightening has always resulted in a recession. Spreads on all segments of the credit market are now undoubtedly above median spreads. Euro investment grade and euro high yield have even reached the top quartile. 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 are rapidly repricing, it is sensible to start buying some credit risk now, and we are aiming for a portfolio beta that is just above one.

Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers, Peter Kwaak
Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers, Peter Kwaak

Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers, Peter Kwaak

Victor Verberk is CIO Fixed Income and Sustainability and Portfolio Manager Investment Grade Credits. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Victor was CIO at Holland Capital Management. Before that, he was Head of Fixed Income at MN Services and Portfolio Manager Credits at AXA Investment Managers. He has been active in the industry since 1997. Victor holds a Master’s in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he is a Certified European Financial Analyst. Reinout Schapers is Portfolio Manager Global & Emerging Credits in the Robeco Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2011, Reinout worked at Aegon Asset Management where he was a Head of European High Yield. Before that, he worked at Rabo Securities as an M&A Associate and at Credit Suisse First Boston as an Analyst Corporate Finance. Reinout has been active in the industry since 2003. He holds a Master's in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology. 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 RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits is managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit analysts (of which four financials 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 dedicated quantitative researchers and 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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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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