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RobecoSAM Climate Global Credits IH USD

Index: Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index
ISIN: LU2258388102
  • 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 IH USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -4.68%. The Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index returned -4.67% (hedged to EUR). Credit spreads widened during the month to 1.36%. Both German and US ten-year yields rose significantly to 0.94% and 2.98%, respectively.The fund underperformed the benchmark by -0.24%. The top-down positioning contributed negatively; the portfolio was overweight beta, while spreads widened. This was offset by our issuer selection, which contributed positively to our performance. The biggest movers (in absolute terms) were Corning Incorporated, Energias de Portugal SA and Raiffeisen Bank. 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 see swap spreads normalize during the next quarter.

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Market development

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After very negative returns in the first quarter in fixed income, there was no moment of ease in April, as concerns over global growth and rising inflation continued to gather pace. Negative returns were driven by rising spreads and rising government yields. Multiple factors are behind this, including the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Chinese lockdowns because of Covid amplifying existing supply constraints, and growing fears that increasingly hawkish central banks are not capable of achieving a soft landing as they continue to grapple with strong inflation. As the markets are now pricing in an additional two hikes by the Fed and three hikes by the ECB. Commodities on the contrary have been up for four consecutive months and are a key reason for the high inflation numbers. Energy prices in Europe are balanced between the recent move of Russia to stop gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria, new sanctions, but also lower near-term demand due to Covid-imposed lockdowns in China. In response to the latter, China had to lower its GDP guidance, but the PBOC refrained from cutting rates.

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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 the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. This is to ensure the fund is aligned with the desired decarbonization trajectory of 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

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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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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 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 the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. 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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Making an economic assessment was difficult even before the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, given the distortion in many data series after two years of Covid. This was why we entitled our previous Credit Quarterly Outlook 'Imperfect information and imperfect foresight'. With the conflict in Ukraine, higher oil prices and further supply chain disruptions, it is clear that an even wider set of possibilities has to be assessed for fundamentals. If anything, downside risks to the economy have risen materially and recession risk is now openly debated. Looking at monetary policy, the main worry we have is that developed market central banks are behind the curve. We think the Fed made a clear policy mistake by starting this tightening cycle too late. The key risks here are higher-than-anticipated hikes in the coming months, and inflation that not only lasts longer but peaks at higher levels. It is clear that central banks will continue their tightening paths, for instance by reducing the amount of corporate bond buying in Europe. We aim for a portfolio beta that is closer to one, and we prefer European risk over US risk, on account of the Ukraine premium.

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

Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers, Peter Kwaak

Mr. Verberk is Head and Portfolio Manager Investment Grade Credits since January 2008. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Mr. Verberk was CIO with Holland Capital Management. Before that he was employed by Mn Services as Head of Fixed Income and he worked for AXA Investment Managers as Portfolio Manager Credits. Victor Verberk started his career in the investment industry in 1997. Mr. Verberk holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and has been a CEFA holder since 1999. Mr. Schapers is Portfolio Manager Emerging Market Credits in the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2011, Reinout worked at Aegon Asset Management for 5 years where he was a senior portfolio manager high yield credits and was Head of High Yield Europe since 2008. Before that, he worked at Rabo Securities as an M&A associate and at Credit Suisse First Boston as a corporate finance analyst. He holds an Engineering degree in Architecture from the Delft University of Technology. He has been active in the industry since 2003. Peter Kwaak is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Mr. Kwaak was employed by Aegon Asset Management for three years as Credits and High Yield Portfolio Manager and at NIB Capital for two years as Portfolio Manager. Peter Kwaak started his career in the Investment Industry in 1998. Mr. Kwaak is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master's degree in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Mr. Kwaak is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

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 0.01% 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.

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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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