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Lonsec upgrades Robeco BP Global Premium Equities Fund

Lonsec upgrades Robeco BP Global Premium Equities Fund

26-04-2017 | Press release

Ratings house Lonsec has awarded the Robeco BP Global Premium Equities Fund a ‘Recommended’ rating, a fantastic achievement in the highly competitive space of global equities.

Ratings house Lonsec has awarded the Robeco BP Global Premium Equities Fund a ‘Recommended’ rating, a fantastic achievement in the highly competitive space of global equities.

The Fund is managed by Robeco’s affiliate company Boston Partners (BP), whose investment philosophy follows a proven “Three Circle” criteria by investing in stocks that are attractively priced, have strong business fundamentals, and exhibit a positive catalyst for change.

In its research report, Lonsec noted the experienced investment team to be amply resourced and well organised, with 21 fundamental researchers supported by a team of six dedicated quantitative researchers.

The portfolio will typically be comprised of between 70 and 135 global equity stocks, and importantly is the most attractively priced product within the Fundamental Value sub-sector according to the Lonsec report*.

“Having a ‘Recommended’ rating from Lonsec is a great endorsement of the Fund and increases its appeal to financial advisers,” says Stephen Dennis, Head of Robeco Australia.

The Recommended rating from Lonsec for Robeco BP Global Premium Equity Fund sits alongside the Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of ‘Silver’, Recommended rating from Zenith, and Superior rating from SQM Research.

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*The fees in the small sub-sector universe range from 0.85% to 1.28%.
 
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The Lonsec Rating (assigned March 2017) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to “General Advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product. Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold Robeco products, and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product. The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at: http://www.beyond.lonsec.com.au/intelligence/lonsec-ratings.  
 
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The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 28 Nov 2016) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines.
 
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Equity Trustees Limited (“Equity Trustees”) (ABN 46 004 031 298, AFSL 240975) is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited, which is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT).  Equity Trustees is the Responsible Entity of the Robeco BP Global Premium Equities Fund (AUD), (ARSN 600 426 293).

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