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Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration DH USD

Index: JPM GBI Global Investment Grade Index (hedged into USD)
ISIN: LU0239949414
  • Global government bond exposure with solid credit quality
  • Anticipating the direction of the bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration is an actively managed fund that invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund uses derivatives to dynamically adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. The duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The ESG scores of countries are a integral part of our bottom-up country allocation decisions.

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Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration DH USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -2.20%. The fund underperformed the index over December, mainly due to the overweight duration position in US bonds in the last part of the month. The overweight in Japanese bonds also detracted from performance, although the impact was limited as we refrained from positions in the 10-year future for most of the month. The underlying portfolio detracted somewhat, mainly due to tilts to UK and Australian bonds, although the tilt away from German bonds contributed positively. All active duration positions are based on the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

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Market development

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Bond yields rose again in December, especially in the Eurozone. The Fed and ECB both hiked rates by "just 50 bps". Fed Chair Powell stated that rates are "getting close to sufficiently restrictive levels". The ECB, however, stressed that they expect to raise rates "significantly further" as "inflation remains far too high". Furthermore, the ECB will shrink its bond holdings by EUR 15 bln per month, starting in March. The Bank of Japan adjusted its yield curve control policy: 10-year bond yields are now allowed to rise to 0.5%. US Treasuries returned -0.8%, Japanese government bonds -1.2% and German bonds -4.2% (all returns hedged to euro).

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration makes use of derivatives in order to implement the duration overlay. In addition, derivatives are used to hedge the currency risks of the portfolio. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

All income earned will be accumulated and will in principle not be distributed as dividend. Therefore the entire result is reflected in the share price development.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, and ESG and environmental footprint targets. The fund complies with Robeco's exclusion policy for countries and does not invest in countries where serious violations of human rights or a collapse of the governance structure take place, or if countries are subject to UN, EU or US sanctions. Via portfolio construction rules the fund targets a better ESG score and a lower carbon footprint than that of the reference index. This ensures that countries with a better ESG score or a lower carbon footprint are more likely to be included in the portfolio.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration is an actively managed fund that invests worldwide in government bonds with investment grade quality.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region-based exclusions. The fund uses derivatives to dynamically adjust the duration (interest-rate sensitivity) of the portfolio. The duration positioning is based on our proprietary duration model, which predicts the direction of the bond markets using financial market data. The ESG scores of countries are a integral part of our bottom-up country allocation decisions. Benchmark: JPM GBI Global Investment Grade Index (hedged into CHF), The majority of bonds selected through this approach will be components of the benchmark, but bonds outside the benchmark index may be selected too. The fund can deviate from the weightings of the benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on currencies) to the extent of deviation from the benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

Risk management systems continuously monitor the extent to which the portfolio differs from the benchmark. Extreme discrepancies are prevented in this way. The duration model makes use of futures, which can lead to leverage.

Expectation of fund manager

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The fund's duration policy is driven by the outcomes of our proprietary quantitative duration model. At the end of December, the model was positive for US and Japanese bonds driven by the season, low-risk, inflation and economic growth variables. The model was neutral for German bonds as the monetary policy and economic growth variables were negative for German bonds.

Olaf Penninga, Lodewijk van der Linden, Johan Duyvesteyn
Olaf Penninga, Lodewijk van der Linden, Johan Duyvesteyn

Olaf Penninga, Lodewijk van der Linden, Johan Duyvesteyn

Olaf Penninga is Portfolio Manager Quant Fixed Income. He has been Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Duration strategy since 2005 and Lead Portfolio Manager since 2011. These are all quantitative fixed income strategies. His previous positions with Robeco include that of Lead Portfolio Manager for Robeco’s fundamentally-managed Euro Government Bonds strategy and Researcher with responsibility for fixed income allocation research. Olaf was employed by Interpolis as Investment Econometrician for one year before returning to Robeco in 2003. He started his career in 1998 at Robeco. He holds a Master's in Mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University. Lodewijk van der Linden is Portfolio Manager Quant Fixed Income. He joined Robeco in August 2018. In the period 2015-2018 Lodewijk worked at Aegon Asset Management where he was Risk associate and Team Manager Client Reporting. Lodewijk started his career at PwC as an actuarial consultant in 2013. He holds a Master's in Actuarial Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Master's in Econometrics and Management Science from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Johan Duyvesteyn is Portfolio Manager Quant Fixed Income. His areas of expertise include government bond market timing, credit beta market timing, country sustainability and emerging-market debt. He has published in the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Fixed Income. Johan started his career in the industry in 1999 at Robeco. He holds a PhD in Finance, a Master's in Financial Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he is a CFA® charterholder.

Team

Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Quant Allocation team, which consists of six portfolio managers. The team is focused on quantitative allocation strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with fundamental portfolio management teams and with seven dedicated quant allocation researchers. On average, the members of the quant allocation team have an experience in the asset management industry of eighteen years, of which fourteen years with Robeco.

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1st quotation date1136160000000
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.

Regulation S Disclosure

The Robeco Capital Growth Funds have not been registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. None of the shares may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly in the United States or to any US Person. A US Person is defined as (a) any individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States for federal income tax purposes; (b) a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized under the laws of or existing in the United States; (c) an estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income tax regardless of whether such income is effectively connected with a United States trade or business.