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Financial Trends Equity

Financial Trends Equity

Applying a trend approach to financials

Key points:

  • Invests in multiple financial trends: aging finance, digital finance and emerging finance
  • Searches for excellent executors within these trends 
  • Truly global perspective in terms of regions, sectors and industries; high active share

Philosophy

The global financials equity strategy invests worldwide in stocks of companies in the financial sector and in IT companies related to the financial industry. The investment philosophy is based on our conviction that we can generate alpha:

  • Top-down – by identifying the most appealing trends and themes relating to the financials sector at an early stage; and 
  • Bottom-up – by selecting attractively priced stocks that are set to benefit from these trends and themes. 

Process

Our investment process consists of three steps. First, top-down identification of the trends and themes that offer the highest growth potential. The three main trends are aging finance, digital finance and emerging finance. Second, bottom-up stock selection that ensures high exposure to the selected themes, applies fundamental and quantitative research, and finds companies with attractive valuations. The third step is portfolio construction, which is based on conviction level, risk, diversification per trend and a strict buy and sell discipline.

Team

The global financials equity strategy is managed by the Financials-Fintech portfolio management team. It consists of three seasoned portfolio managers and is part of the larger Trends Equities team. This team is responsible for a range of trend strategies that are expected to provide above average returns by profiting from long term structural trends. The portfolio managers of this strategy have access to Robeco’s sector, emerging markets and sustainability analysts.

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BY CLICKING ON “I AGREE”, I DECLARE I AM A WHOLESALE CLIENT AS DEFINED IN THE CORPORATIONS ACT 2001.

What is a Wholesale Client?
A person or entity is a “wholesale client” if they satisfy the requirements of section 761G of the Corporations Act.
This commonly includes a person or entity:

  • who holds an Australian Financial Services License
  • who has or controls at least $10 million (and may include funds held by an associate or under a trust that the person manages)
  • that is a body regulated by APRA other than a trustee of:
    (i) a superannuation fund;
    (ii) an approved deposit fund;
    (iii) a pooled superannuation trust; or
    (iv) a public sector superannuation scheme.
    within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
  • that is a body registered under the Financial Corporations Act 1974.
  • that is a trustee of:
    (i) a superannuation fund; or
    (ii) an approved deposit fund; or
    (iii) a pooled superannuation trust; or
    (iv) a public sector superannuation scheme
    within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 and the fund, trust or scheme has net assets of at least $10 million.
  • that is a listed entity or a related body corporate of a listed entity
  • that is an exempt public authority
  • that is a body corporate, or an unincorporated body, that:
    (i) carries on a business of investment in financial products, interests in land or other investments; and
    (ii) for those purposes, invests funds received (directly or indirectly) following an offer or invitation to the public, within the meaning of section 82 of the Corporations Act 2001, the terms of which provided for the funds subscribed to be invested for those purposes.
  • that is a foreign entity which, if established or incorporated in Australia, would be covered by one of the preceding paragraphs.
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