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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH USD

Index: ICE BofAML USD Currency Overnight Deposit Offered Rate Index
ISIN: LU0254675159
  • Benefiting from falling and rising bond yields
  • Quantitative model anticipating direction bond markets
  • Proven track record in multiple market environments
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About this fund

Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in bonds and similar fixed income securities with a short duration and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. Active duration management is the sole performance driver for this fund. Robeco’s quantitative duration model generates forecasts for the direction of bond yields in the main developed bond markets (United States, Germany and Japan). The duration overlay is implemented using bond futures.

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Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration DH USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -0.24%. The fund posted a modest negative return in July, due to its short duration position in Japan at the beginning of the month. The short in Japan was closed during the month and in both Japan and Germany long positions were opened towards the end of the month. Year-to-date, the fund has outperformed, as it has benefited with short positions from the rise in yields earlier this year. All active duration positions are based on the outcomes of our quantitative duration model.

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Market development

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Government bonds from developed markets posted positive returns in July. German Bunds returned 1.9% in July, US Treasuries 1.2% and Japanese government bonds 0.5% (all returns hedged to EUR). Yields had risen in the first months of the year on strong optimism about the economic recovery and on fear of higher inflation. The increased spread of the Covid delta variant led investors to question rosy growth forecasts in July. The Fed considers higher inflation to be transitory and requires further improvement in labor markets before tapering its bond purchases. The ECB frontloaded net PEPP purchases in the first three weeks of July, as issuance and liquidity is usually very thin in August, pushing yields down further.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

Robeco QI Long/Short 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

In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration ESG factors are incorporated in the investment process. A key feature of the fund’s sustainability investing approach is that debt of countries and companies with a favorable ESG score is more likely to be included in the portfolio. The fund’s weighted ESG score versus a euro corporate bond index is measured using Sustainalytics ESG scores. The fund’s weighted ESG score versus a government bond index is measured using Robeco Country Sustainability scores.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration is an actively managed fund that invests mainly in bonds and similar fixed income securities with a short duration and takes active positive or negative duration (interest-rate sensitivity) positions. The duration positioning of the fund is fully based on a quantitative model.The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting certain ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, next to engagement. Active duration management is the sole performance driver for this fund. Robeco’s quantitative duration model generates forecasts for the direction of bond yields in the main developed bond markets (United States, Germany and Japan). The duration overlay is implemented using bond futures. The Benchmark of the fund is a cash benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the Benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the application of a tracking error limit. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the Benchmark. The Benchmark is an overnight index or ‘money market index’ that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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The fund's duration policy is fully driven by the outcomes of our proprietary quantitative duration model. By the end of the month, the fund was positioned for lower bond yields in Japan and Germany, mainly driven by the trend, monetary policy, low-risk and season variables. The strategy had a neutral position in US bonds, as the monetary policy variable was less supportive.

Olaf Penninga
Olaf Penninga

Olaf Penninga

Olaf Penninga is Lead Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Duration strategy and Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic High Yield strategy. He has been Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Duration strategy since 2005 and Lead Portfolio Manager since 2011. One of his previous positions within Robeco was that of Researcher with responsibility for fixed income allocation research, including the research underlying the Dynamic Duration strategy. Olaf was employed by Interpolis as Investment Econometrician for one year before returning to Robeco in 2003. He started his career in the industry in 1998 at Robeco. He holds a Master's in Mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University.

Team

Robeco QI Long/Short Dynamic Duration is managed within Robeco’s Rates team, which consists of four portfolio managers. The team is focused on government bond strategies including quantitative duration strategies. The team works closely together with four dedicated quantitative researchers and four fixed income traders. On average, the members of the rates team have an experience in the asset management industry of sixteen years, of which ten 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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