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RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income E USD

Reference index: 1/3 Bloomberg US Corporate High Yield + Pan Euro HY ex Financials 2.5% Issuer Cap; 1/3 JPM Corporate
ISIN: LU2080583805
  • Flexibility to invest in all fixed income segments, including investment grade, high yield and emerging market corporate bonds
  • Invests in companies that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Fund aims to maximize current yield and income for investors who are targeting a consistent level of income
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About this fund

RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income is an actively managed fund that invests in companies that contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to maximize current income.The fund will invest in a broad array of fixed income sectors and utilize income efficient implementation strategies. The fund takes explicitly into account the contribution of a company to the UN SDGs. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe and the relevant SDGs using an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si.

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RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income E USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.55%. The fund performance was negative in October. The total return was negatively impacted by rising yields. The contribution from credit exposure was slightly positive in October.On an issuer level, Chinese property developer Shimao contributed negatively. Adler showed a strong rebound in October and was the strongest positive contributor. In emerging markets, we saw some weakness in Brazilian companies Braskem and Suzano, while Indian steel companies Tata and JSW showed strong performance.

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Market development

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In developed markets, credit continued to trade sideways in October, while emerging market debt faced more volatility. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate-Corporates Index increased 3 bps to 0.91%, the Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Index widened 1 bp to 3.83% and the JP Morgan CEMBI Index spread widened 22 bps to 2.86%. The Chinese property market continued to be weak. Developers like Fantasia and Modern Land defaulted, while Evergrande is still close to a default. The Chinese government seems to be unwilling to loosen industry conditions significantly.In Latin America, credit markets also faced volatility. In Brazil, fears of energy shortages and a potential sovereign downgrade drove corporate spreads wider.In the high yield market, we see issuer-specific news driving some issuer spreads higher. An example is Adler, where spreads were impacted by a report by Viceroy accusing the company of fraud.Inflation continues to dominate the headlines. Central banks are increasingly becoming more hawkish, moving away from their accommodative policies, as inflation will probably be less transitory than previously expected.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

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

Dividend policy

This share class of the fund will distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

In the RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income strategy we look for investments with a positive societal impact, whilst generating healthy financial returns. We define impact as an alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We identify and evaluate the impact that specific credits have on the SDGs, and score all the issuers under coverage of the analyst team. These scores categorize credits as having either a Positive, Neutral, or Negative impact on the SDGs. The scores are then used in a screening process, to define the investable universe that exclude credits with a Negative impact on the SDGs. In addition to the universe screening, our credit analysts integrate ESG factors in their analysis of the companies fundamental credit quality.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income is an actively managed fund that invests in companies that contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to maximize current income.The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by investing in companies whose business models and operational practices are aligned with targets defined by the 17 UN SDGs. The fund integrates ESG (i.e. 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 will invest in a broad array of fixed income sectors and utilize income efficient implementation strategies. The fund takes explicitly into account the contribution of a company to the UN SDGs. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe and the relevant SDGs using an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. The investment policy of the fund is not constrained by a benchmark.

Risk policy

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

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SDG Contribution

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The SDG score shows to what extent the portfolio and the benchmark contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs). Scores are assigned to each underlying company using the Robeco SDG Framework, which utilizes a three-step approach to calculate a company’s contribution to the relevant SDGs. The starting point is an assessment of the products offered by a company, followed by the way in which these products are produced, and finally whether the company is exposed to any controversies. The outcome is expressed in a final score which shows the extent to which a company impacts the SDGs on a scale from highly negative (dark red) to highly positive (dark blue). The bar shows the aggregate percentage exposure of the portfolio and the benchmark (shaded) to the different SDG scores. This is then also split out per SDG. As a company can have an impact on several SDGs (or none), the values shown in the report do not sum to 100%. More information on Robeco’s SDG Framework can be found at: https://www.robeco.com/docm/docu-robeco-explanation-sdg-framework.pdf

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ESG integration policy

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In the RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income strategy we look for investments with a positive societal impact, whilst generating healthy financial returns. We define impact as an alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We identify and evaluate the impact that specific credits have on the SDGs, and score all the issuers under coverage of the analyst team. These scores categorize credits as having either a Positive, Neutral, or Negative impact on the SDGs. The scores are then used in a screening process, to define the investable universe that exclude credits with a Negative impact on the SDGs. In addition to the universe screening, our credit analysts integrate ESG factors in their analysis of the companies fundamental credit quality.

Expectation of fund manager

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So far, 2021 has been a decent year for credit markets. Economies recovered strongly from Covid and central banks have been very supportive. Credit spreads have rallied strongly and are close to or at historically tight levels.At the moment, there are some signs that growth might have peaked. In addition, inflation has started to pick up in several segments of the economy. Central banks have started to talk about reducing their support for markets and economies. In China, uncertainty has increased due to the property crisis. Although markets might continue to trade at the current low spreads for some time, there is little room for negative news due to tight valuations. As uncertainty about the path forward has increased, we are more conservative in our positioning.

Victor Verberk, Reinout Schapers, Evert Giesen
Victor Verberk, Reinout Schapers, Evert Giesen

Victor Verberk, Reinout Schapers, Evert Giesen

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. Evert Giesen is Portfolio Manager Investment Grade in the Credit team. Before assuming this role in 2020, he was an Analyst in the Credit team responsible for the Automotive sector. Prior to joining Robeco in 2001, Evert worked at AEGON Asset Management for four years as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. He has been active in the industry since 1997 and holds a Master's in Econometrics from Tilburg University.

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ISINLU2080583805
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1st quotation date1574726400000
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 0.01% 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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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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