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Robeco Global Credits IH GBP

Index: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate - Corporates (hedged into GBP)
ISIN: LU1521666724
  • Promising investment opportunities in credits
  • Flexible approach
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About this fund

Robeco Global Credits invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of global investment grade corporate bonds. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. This fund has the flexibility to invest in other fixed income asset classes such as high yield, Emerging Credits and Asset Backed Securities. The fund can take limited active duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions.

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Robeco Global Credits IH GBP

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 1.93%. The fund's beta was of 1.1 during the month, although it was lowered to 1 at the end of the month. The beta position had a positive effect on the fund's return. Issuer selection made a small negative contribution to performance. Industrial corporates outperformed financials over the month. The fund is overweight financials albeit much less than before. At the end of the month, financials already started to recover again.

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Market development

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The Global Aggregate Corporate bond index returned +1.95% (hedged in euros) as credit spreads tightened and rates moved down. The 10-year US Treasury yield decreased by 30 bps to 2.41%, while the German 10-year yield decreased 25 bps to -0.07%. The credit spread on the Global Corporate Bond Index decreased 2 bps to 1.24%. Markets took a bit of a breather last month after the strong performance in the first two months of the year. Economic data in Europe and the US continues to be weak resulting in large moves in the interest rate markets. Chinese data was the exception as government stimulus is finally taking some effect. As a result, Asian markets were the clear outperformer over the month. The market remains optimistic about the probability of a trade deal between the US and China. The Global Corporate Bond Index delivered a positive excess return of +0.28% versus government bonds. US corporate bonds underperformed European corporate bonds with excess returns of +0.24% and +0.44% respectively. High yield (-0.48%) and emerging market credits (+0.09%) underperformed global investment grade markets.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco Global Credit make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are very liquid.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute a dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. This means that the fund's total performance is reflected in its share price performance.

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

The Robeco Global Credit is aimed at investors seeking higher yields than those offered by government bonds, but without the higher risk of a pure high-yield corporate bond fund. The fund invests in the global credits markets with investment grade credit acting as the core of the global strategy. It does have the freedom to invest into other asset classes within the fixed income credit universe. The fund is managed by an experienced team with a proven track record capable of generating good performance in both rising and falling bond markets. Robeco's Global Credits fund offers the flexibility of an integrated strategy. The fund invests in the best-of-class credits across all asset classes regardless of type or location. The flexibility of an integrated credit strategy is increasingly required as central bank policies continue to desynchronize and as different credit markets reprice securities as their economies and companies improve at different rates. Robeco uses investment strategies that can provide solid returns in both rising and falling bond markets as proven by its strong track record. The fund benefits from the ample resources at its disposal to cover the credit markets .The investment team is highly experienced and stable with clear split in responsibilities between the portfolio managers and the credit analysts. The investment process is well structured and has a disciplined approach and is based both on a top down macro outlook of the credit markets and an in depth and comprehensive bottom up fundamental credit analysis. The fund applies a total return approach with the flexibility to invest in asset classes such as securitized, high yield and emerging markets. This allocation is based on attaining the best risk reward profile for the fund.

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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Global macroeconomic data continues to disappoint in all regions, although some green shoots are visible in China. Chinese policy makers have been working on targeted stimulus since mid last year, however until recently with limited success until February this year. As a result, Asian credit markets have become more upbeat and so have commodity markets. The latter is important for EM regions such as Latin America and Africa. In the US, Federal Reserve chairman Powell stated that a rate hike is very unlikely in 2019. This means little pressure on emerging markets from a rising dollar, which is positive. Risks and economic weakness seem to be more a developed markets theme now. In Europe, Italy and Brexit fears have been put aside for now. Especially volatility around new Brexit news may pop-up soon as the talks continue. The reversal of monetary policies, however, remains much more important than economic data for now.

Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers
Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers

Victor Verberk,Reinout Schapers

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.

Team

The Robeco Global Credits fund 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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ISINLU1521666724
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Fiscal product treatment

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.

Fiscal treatment of investor

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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