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RobecoSAM Global SDG Credits DH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporates Index (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU1811861357
  • Contributes actively to the realization of the SDG goals
  • Core exposure of portfolio invested in global investment grade credits
  • Experienced investment team
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Global SDG Credits invests in a diversified portfolio of global investment grade corporate bonds complemented by best opportunities in high yield and emerging markets. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund aims to contribute to realizing the UN SDG goals by assessing the SDG contribution of all companies it invests in. The fund does not invest in companies that do not contribute to these goals.

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RobecoSAM Global SDG Credits DH EUR

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The fund's beta was a bit above 1 during the month. The beta position had a small negative effect on the fund's total return, as credit spreads widened. Our short in the CDX high yield had a positive effect, as the CDX underperformed investment grade.

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The Global Aggregate Corporate Bond Index returned -1.09% (hedged in euros) this month as credit spreads widened and risk-free rates moved higher. The 10-year US Treasury yield increased by 8 basis points to 3.14%, while the German 10-year yield decreased 9 basis points to 0.38%. The credit spread on the Global Corporate Bond Index increased by 12 bps to 1.24%. Markets turned more cautious in October, with Chinese growth slowing down further, the Italian budget discussion continuing and Brexit talks in Europe not progressing at all. But even US credit saw some more weakness, although mainly in the high yield market. The Global Corporate Bond Index delivered a negative excess return of -0.68% versus government bonds. US corporate bonds had a small underperformance compared to European corporates, with excess returns of -0.74% and -0.65% respectively. High yield (-1.43%) and emerging market credits (-0.79%) underperformed global investment grade markets.

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Sustainability Themed Fund

Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

The fund fund make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes.

Dividend policy

This share class of the fund does not distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

The prime goal of integrating ESG factors in our analysis is to strengthen our ability to assess the downside risk of our credit investments. Our analysts include RobecoSAM sustainability data and use external sources to make an ESG assessment as a part of the fundamental analysis.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Global SDG Credits invests in a diversified portfolio of global investment grade corporate bonds. Core of the portfolio is invested in investment grade credits, complemented by best opportunities in High Yield and Emerging Markets The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund aims to contribute to realizing the UN SDG goals by assessing the SDG score of all companies in the universe. The fund does not invest in companies that do not contribute to these goals. The investment philosophy is based on managing a solid diversified portfolio with a long term view. Companies that don't contribute to the realization of the SDG Goals as set by the UN are excluded from the universe. Top-down beta positioning is based on the outcome of our credit quarterly outlook meeting, which defines the current credit environment and where we are in the credit cycle. This analysis is based on a fundamental, valuation and technical perspective. Bottom-up issuer research is executed by our credit analysts, who undertake  the fundamental analysis. Analyst research reports are discussed in approx. 500 credit committees per year. The portfolio managers are responsible for the portfolio construction. A proprietary developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. As the investment process is well-structured and proven over time, it contributes to repeatable performance delivery.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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The beta position of the portfolio moved up above 1 as we added to certain positions in the weak market. Our fundamental view on credit markets remains the same; we still believe we are in the last phase of this cycle. We do not, however, see the world economy go into a recession in the medium term. Chinese authorities are preparing for measures to stimulate the economy. Also, some more encouraging news is coming from Washington with regard to a potential trade deal with China. Although this may change again in due course. Dispersion in markets is still increasing as certain sectors and regions are becoming cheap while others remain very expensive.

Jan Willem de Moor
Jan Willem de Moor

Jan Willem de Moor

Mr. de Moor is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Credit team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Mr. de Moor was employed by SBA Artsenpensioenfondsen as Senior Portfolio Manager Equities for six years. Before that, he worked at SNS Asset Management holding positions of Portfolio Manager Equities (three years) and Research Analyst (two years). Jan Willem de Moor started his career in the Investment Industry in 1994. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from Tilburg University.

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ISINLU1811861357
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Valoren41496938
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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

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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