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RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds IEH GBP

ISIN: LU2061804634
  • Uses a proprietary SDG measurement framework to select companies that contribute positively to the SDGs, excludes those that do the opposite.
  • Managed with a conservative approach by an experienced team
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process
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About this fund

RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds is an actively managed fond that invests in a diversified portfolio of global corporate bonds with a sub-investment grade rating, with a structural bias to the higher rated part in high yield. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund applies a screening process, using RobecoSAM’s SDG framework, to select issuers that contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The fund excludes companies that contribute negatively to these goals. RobecoSAM’s SDG framework scores companies based on the magnitude and quality of their contributions to the SDGs through their products, services and operations. Engagement, ESG integration and RobecoSAM's exclusion policy are also form part of the investment policy.

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The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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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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Market development

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The rally in high yield credit spreads since mid-March carried over to the first half of June, but stalled towards month end as concerns about economic re-openings offset the initial positive reaction to the Fed’s corporate buying programs. Spreads finished the month 15 bps tighter at a level of 610 bps, but failed to break below recessionary levels of 520 bps intra-month. Oil prices stabilized after a few rough weeks as WTI trades around USD 40 a barrel. Despite the anxiety around rising Covid-19 cases in some of the most populous states in the US, new issuance continues to set new records. In the US, nearly USD 60 billion got printed, which is the largest volume on record. Also in the European high yield market we witnessed record supply (EUR 9.5 billion). Fallen angels volumes continue to rise, but at a slower pace compared to previous months. Mutual funds and ETFs experienced inflows of around USD 15 billion in the US and USD 1.7 billion in Europe. Year-to-date more than USD 31 billion reached the US high yield markets, while European high yield experienced USD 5 billion of outflows. The average yield to worst of the global high yield index ended the month at 6.5%.

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Currency policy

All currency risks are hedged.

Derivative policy

RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds make use of derivatives for hedging purposes as well as for investment purposes. These derivatives are liquid.

Dividend policy

In principle, the fund will distribute dividend annually.

ESG Integration policy

In this fund 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 analysts’ 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 company’s fundamental credit quality to strengthen our ability to assess the downside risk of our credit investments. Engagement and RobecoSAM's exclusion policy are also form part of the ESG integration policy.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds invests in a diversified portfolio of global corporate bonds with a sub-investment grade rating, with a structural bias to the higher rated part in high yield. The selection of these bonds is based on fundamental analysis. The fund applies a screening process, using RobecoSAM’s SDG framework, to select issuers that contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fund excludes companies that contribute negatively to these goals. RobecoSAM’s SDG framework scores companies based on the magnitude and quality of their contributions to the SDGs through their products, services and operations. Engagement, ESG integration and RobecoSAM's exclusion policy also form part of the investment policy. The fund aims to outperform the Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Corporate Index over a full credit cycle. The investment process is based on a top-down analysis of credit markets, combined with thorough bottom-up issuer selection. The investment philosophy is based on contribution to the SDGs but also deliver attractive financial returns for our investors. RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds is managed within our credit team which consists of ten portfolio managers and twenty-two credit analysts. Within the team, Sander Bus, Roeland Moraal and Christiaan Lever are responsible for high yield. Sander has been involved in the mainstream fund since inception in 1998, Roeland joined in 2003. The portfolio managers are responsible for the construction and management of the credit portfolios, whereas the analysts cover the team's fundamental research. The duration of the portfolio is managed in line with the index and currency exposure is hedged. A proprietary in-house developed risk management approach avoids high risk concentration in the portfolio. Holdings in equities can only appear in the portfolio as a result of corporate actions and/or debt restructuring. It is not the intention of the portfolio manager to use options or swaptions. As the investment process is well-structured and proven over time, it contributes to repeatable performance delivery.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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The economic fallout that we saw in 20Q2 was unlike anything we have ever seen in our careers. On top of that, an oil supply shock created the perfect storm for risky assets. But while Covid-19 is the proximate trigger, we firmly believe current events are not just about the virus. They have deep secular and cyclical roots. Markets have since soared and are treating Covid-19 as a growth shock. To justify this rally, we really need a normalization in earnings. We have our doubts that this will materialize. The ‘common enemy’ elicited a massive unconventional, coordinated series of stimulus by policy makers. All rules have changed. Government stimulus is financed by central banks. We have our doubts about this, too. But a deep recession, increasing numbers of defaults and heightened uncertainty surrounding corporate earnings, will be with us for some time. We have gone underweight in high yield. Dispersion remains high and the accelerated downgrades into the lowest ratings make us cautious. Technicals rule for now but fundamentals might strike back.

Sander Bus, Christiaan Lever
Sander Bus, Christiaan Lever

Sander Bus, Christiaan Lever

Mr. Bus is Head of the Credit team and manages our high yield portfolios. Prior to joining Robeco in 1998, Mr. Bus worked for Rabobank as a fixed income analyst for two years. Mr. Bus holds a Master's degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He became a CFA charter holder in 2003 and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Mr. Bus has been active in the industry since 1996. Christiaan Lever is Portfolio Manager High Yield in the Credit team. Before assuming this role in 2016, he was Financial Risk Manager at Robeco, focusing on market risk, counterparty risk and liquidity risk within fixed Income markets. Christiaan has been active in the industry since 2010. He holds a Master's in Quantitative Finance and in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Team

RobecoSAM SDG High Yield Bonds 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 0.01% 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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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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