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Robeco BP Global Premium Equities C EUR

ISIN: LU0940004830
  • Award winning unconstrained Global equity strategy
  • Managed by a highly experienced team of bottom-up value investment professionals
  • Focus on 'characteristics that work': Valuation, Fundamentals and Momentum
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About this fund

Robeco BP Global Premium Equities is an actively managed fund. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run. The fund invests across market capitalizations, regions and sectors in a flexible manner in developed countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The portfolio is consistently built from the bottom up to exhibit attractive valuation, strong business fundamentals and improving business momentum.

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Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.

Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 14.83%. Robeco BP Global Premium Equities had an extremely strong month in November, easily outperforming the MSCI World Index. Contributions to stock selection came across every sector, with information technology and industrials leading the way. Within information technology, positions in semiconductor companies STMicroelectronics and Applied Materials led the performance, as demand for semiconductor products has continued to hold up well. Positioning in the technology hardware industry was also beneficial, notably from the fund's position in Samsung Electronics. Not holding Apple, which lagged the market, also helped. Within industrials, positions in the aerospace and defense industry contributed positively, aided by BAE Systems and Leonardo. Regionally, the fund added value across all regions, with North America and Europe contributing the most.

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Market development

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The markets as measured by the MSCI World Index rallied in November, rising 12.79% in USD terms/Net, as investor sentiment was buoyed on optimism about a coronavirus vaccine. Several vaccine candidates are seeking regulatory approval and distribution could start by the end of the year. Investor sentiment also favored value and pro-cyclicals in the month, a departure from the growth preference that had been driving the market earlier in the year.

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Currency policy

The fund does not apply an active currency policy, currency exposure is driven by security selection.

Dividend policy

In principle the fund distributes dividend four times a year. The fund's policy aims at realizing as the maximum possible capital growth within the pre-set risk limits. A high dividend return is therefore not a separate objective

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco BP Global Premium Equities, ESG factors are qualitatively considered on an individual basis in the fundamental analysis but are not structurally integrated in the investment process.

Investment policy

Robeco BP Global Premium Equities invests across the globe in stocks that meet our Three Circles criteria. We seek out attractive valuation, quality businesses, and positive business momentum. The portfolio will always exhibit these characteristics as the portfolio manager can invest in the largest possible universe. Robeco BP Global Premium Equities's management is taken care of by Robeco Boston Partners. This wholly-owned U.S. Robeco subsidiary specializes in value-biased equity investing and boasts an excellent reputation. Boston Partners' investment policy is well known for its unique combination of value-oriented investing, thorough internal research and careful risk management. Wealth preservation comes first. Fund manager Christopher Hart and his team select stocks with a large market capitalization that show good value. The company's fundamentals must be sound. In the stock selection process, carefully developed models are used. Meetings with the companies' management and assessment of corporate data are other essential elements of the selection process.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process to ensure that the fund's positions remain within set limits at all times.

Expectation of fund manager

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Currently, the US stock market is exhibiting traits of a ‘split personality’. On one hand, a rarified 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 are trading above their 200-day moving averages. On the other, the stock markets' ‘fear index’, the VIX Index of implied stock market volatility, has remained above 20 for 196 consecutive trading days and has averaged a reading of 30+ this year, both marks not seen since the global financial crisis.One should expect volatility to remain elevated, with an ongoing ‘push-and-pull’ between valuation skepticism and uncertainty surrounding vaccine availability and administration, offset by the Fed's monetary stimulus ‘bazooka’ and record lax financial conditions. As always, the fund will continue to remain focused on a bottom-up approach, investing in companies exhibiting attractive valuation, strong fundamentals and improving momentum.

Christopher Hart, CFA, Joshua White, CFA, Joshua Jones
Christopher Hart, CFA, Joshua White, CFA, Joshua Jones

Christopher Hart, CFA, Joshua White, CFA, Joshua Jones

Mr. Hart is a senior portfolio manager for Boston Partners Global Equity and International Equity products. Prior to this, he was the portfolio manager for the Boston Partners International Small Cap Value product and before that, an assistant portfolio manager for the Boston Partners Small Cap Value products for three years. Previously, he was a research analyst and specialized in conglomerates, engineering and construction, building, machinery, aerospace & defense, and REITs sectors of the equity market. He joined the firm from Fidelity Investments where he was a research analyst. Mr. Hart holds a B.S. degree in finance, with a concentration in corporate finance from Clemson University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has more than 25 years of investment experience. Mr. Jones is a portfolio manager on Boston Partners Global and International products. Prior to this role, he was a research analyst specializing in the energy, metals and mining sectors of the equity market and was a global generalist. He joined the firm from Cambridge Associates where he was a consulting associate specializing in hedge fund clients. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. degree in economics from Bowdoin College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has eleven years of investment experience. Mr. White is a portfolio manager on Boston Partners Global and International strategies. Prior to this role, he was a global generalist providing fundamental research on global equities. Prior to this, Mr. White, managed a portion of the Boston Partners Long/Short Research strategy while covering multiple economic sectors including basic industries, consumer durables, and capital goods. Mr. White holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from Middlebury College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and has twelve years of industry experience.

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Close financial year31-12
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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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