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Robeco Corporate Hybrid bonds CH EUR

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap (hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU1718492330
  • Investing in subordinated bonds with a high yield, issued by non-financial companies with an investment grade rating.
  • Corporate hybrids offer attractive valuations within fixed income.
  • Corporate hybrids have developed into a mature, standardized and diversified asset class.
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About this fund

Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds invests in global corporate hybrids bonds issued by non-financials. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. Corporate hybrids are deeply subordinated bonds with equity-like features. The bonds are mainly issued by investment grade issuers. The fund selects the best in class hybrids bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics.

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Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.82%. The total return of the fund was -0.79% this month, versus -0.78% for the index. The beta of the fund was just below one during most of the month. The beta position made a positive contribution to the fund’s return. Issuer selection overall made a small negative contribution to performance. The overweights in Lafarge-Holcim and Enbridge Inc made positive contributions.

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The Global Corporate Hybrids Index delivered a total return of -0.78% this month. The average spread on the index widened 30 basis points to 251 bps at the end of the month. As a result, the global corporate hybrid market underperformed treasuries with an excess return of -1.54%. The euro hybrid market performed slightly worse with an excess return of -1.73%.Investor sentiment changed during May, which put an end to the four-month rally in global credit markets. Spreads started to widen on concerns around global trade, as the tensions between the US and China flared up again. In early May, Trump mentioned a potential increase in tariffs on Chinese imports. Trump then further targeted China by imposing restrictions on the purchase of Huawei products. Investors are worried about a global economic slow-down. This was also visible in the fall in oil prices. Central bank policy remains an important driver for markets. The US Federal Reserve has paused its rate hiking cycle, with markets now expecting rate cuts before the end of this year. Shortly after month end, the European Central Bank's forward guidance was extended to the middle of 2020.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco Corporate Hybrid bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund distributes dividend on a quarterly basis.

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

Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds invests in corporate hybrid bonds issued by non-financials. Corporate hybrids are subordinated bonds, which rank between debt and equity in a company’s capital structure. The fund selects the best in class hybrids bonds, with the best risk-return characteristics. Corporate hybrids are mainly issued by investment grade issuers. The aim of the fund is to provide long term capital growth by investments in corporate hybrids bonds. The fund aims to outperform its benchmark: Bloomberg Barclays Global Corporate Hybrids 3% Issuer Cap. The investment philosophy is based on managing a solid portfolio with a long term view. Top-down beta positioning is based on the outcome of our credit quarterly outlook meeting, in which the team is discussing the fundamental market outlook, valuation of bond markets and market technicals. Bottom-up issuer research is executed by our credit analysts, who execute the fundamental analysis. The portfolio managers are responsible for the portfolio construction. A proprietary developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. Duration of the portfolio is managed in line with the index and currency exposure is hedged.

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.

Expectation of fund manager

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We like the asset class on a fundamental basis given the high yields on high-quality corporates. We aim for a portfolio beta around one, as valuations have widened due to the correction we saw in May. The average option-adjusted spread (OAS) on the global hybrid index stood at 251 bps at the end of the month. Hybrids in euros trade at 275 bps (OAS) now, close to the bottom quartile in valuations. Many corporate hybrids we own, trade at spreads above 300 bps over treasuries on a yield-to-call basis. As we like these issuers on a fundamental basis (EDF, TransCanada, Grupo Bimbo, TenneT to name a few) we expect their hybrids to be called on the first call date.

Peter Kwaak
Peter Kwaak

Peter Kwaak

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 Robeco Corporate Hybrid Bonds fund is managed within Robeco’s credit team, which consists of nine portfolio managers and twenty-three credit 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 three dedicated quantitative researchers and four 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.

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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