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Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities M USD

Index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, USD)
ISIN: LU0910073989
  • Large cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization greater than $2 billion.
  • Bottom-up fundamental research investment discipline
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in large-cap stocks in the United States. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion. Its bottom-up stock selection process seeks to find undervalued stocks and is guided by a disciplined value approach, intensive internal research and risk aversion.

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Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities M USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 1.06%. Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities trailed the Russell 1000 Value Index in the month, with stock selection detracting over the period. Stock selection detracted mainly in the information technology, materials and energy sectors of the market. Within information technology, the fund's semiconductor holdings Qualcomm and Micron Technology declined 10% and 12% respectively, while in the materials sector chemical holdings DuPont de Nemours and Axalta Coating Systems also lagged. The fund's energy holdings did well, but avoiding Chevron and Exxon weighed on relative returns. Industrials was an area of strength, helped by machinery holdings Deere & Co and Caterpillar. From a sector allocation standpoint, underweight exposure to utilities and real estate detracted, while overweight exposure to energy was the largest contributor.

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Market development

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US equity markets as measured by the S&P 500 Index climbed 3.7% in March, with growth outperforming value in the large-cap space, but lagging value in the mid and small-cap areas of the market. Mid-cap value was the best performer within the Russell value indices, rising 3.04%, while large-cap value gained 2.82% and small-cap value returned 1.96%.

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Currency policy

Investments are exclusively made in securities denominated in US dollars.

Dividend policy

No dividend is distributed. All returns are reinvested and translated into price gains.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a carbon target, engagement and voting. Through exclusions the fund avoids investments in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess the sustainability risk profile of companies. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. The fund also targets a lower carbon footprint compared to the reference index. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Investment policy

Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in large-cap stocks in the United States. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund promotes ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. In addition, the fund integrates ESG, applies Robeco’s Exclusion Policy (which is based on exclusion criteria for products including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil, and fossil fuel and uses proxy voting and engagement. The fund also aims for an improved carbon footprint compared to the benchmark. The fund is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion. Its bottom-up stock selection process seeks to find undervalued stocks and is guided by a disciplined value approach, intensive internal research and risk aversion. Benchmark: Russell 1000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, EUR). The majority of stocks selected will be components of the benchmark, but stocks outside the benchmark may be selected too. While the investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark, the fund may use one for comparison purposes. The fund can deviate substantially from the issuer, country and sector weightings of the benchmark. There are no restrictions on the deviation from the benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market-weighted 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.

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Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a carbon target, engagement and voting. Through exclusions the fund avoids investments in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess the sustainability risk profile of companies. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. The fund also targets a lower carbon footprint compared to the reference index. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Expectation of fund manager

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Currently, we see three issues dominating the investment environment in the near term: 1) The escalation or de-escalation of the war in Ukraine and the West's response to outcomes. 2) If and when inflation begins to subside and 3) What steps the Federal Reserve takes to assure that inflation does subside. For the moment, Covid seems to be taking a back seat to these issues, as it seems to be morphing from a pandemic crisis to an endemic status. We continue to focus on pockets of opportunities in the market at a company-by-company level and as always, the fund remains well positioned with holdings that reflect Boston Partners' three circle characteristics – attractive valuations, solid business fundamentals and identifiable catalysts.

Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA, Joshua White, CFA,
Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA, Joshua White, CFA,

Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA, Joshua White, CFA,

Mr. Donovan is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Boston Partners and lead portfolio manager for BP Large Cap Value portfolios. He is responsible for strategic and tactical operating decisions affecting the firm. He was one of the founding partners of Boston Partners Asset Management in 1995. He joined the firm from The Boston Company where he was Senior Vice President and equity portfolio manager. He also spent five years as a consulting associate with Kaplan, Smith & Associates, and two years as a securities analyst for Value Line Inc. Mr. Donovan holds a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has thirty-four years of investment experience.Mr. Pyle is a portfolio manager for Boston Partners Large Cap Value portfolios. Prior to assuming this role, he was a research analyst covering the utility, insurance, leisure & lodging, packaging, publishing, and computer equipment & services sectors. Mr. Pyle joined the firm from State Street Research where he was a research analyst and associate portfolio manager in their equity value group. Prior to that, he spent five years with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Pyle holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, and an M.B.A. degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Pyle holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has twenty years of investment experience. Ms. McGirr is a portfolio manager for the Boston Partners Large Cap Value strategy. Previous experience includes managing a portion of the Boston Partners Long/Short Research strategy and as a fundamental equity analyst specializing in the health care services, insurance, restaurant, retail, and apparel industries. Over the course of her tenure at Boston Partners, Stephanie also covered the consumer staples and business services industries. She started with Boston Partners in 2002 as a research and quantitative assistant in the firm’s research group. She joined the firm from Arthur Andersen where she was an operations associate. Ms. McGirr holds a bachelor's degree in English from Colgate University. She has sixteen years of experience. Mr. Cohen is a portfolio manager for the Boston Partners Large Cap Value strategy. Previous experience includes managing a portion of the Boston Partners Long/Short Research strategy and as an equity analyst specializing in the energy sector as well as the engineering & construction, and metals & mining industries. He has deep experience analyzing and understanding capital intensive commodity oriented businesses. He joined the firm from Loomis Sayles where he had over 8 years of experience as a portfolio manager for their Research Fund, as well as running a global energy hedge fund. As an equity analyst he covered the energy, materials, and industrials sectors. Prior to joining Loomis Sayles, Mr. Cohen was in consultant relations at MFS Investment Management. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his M.S. in Finance from Brandeis University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has fourteen years of 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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ISINLU0910073989
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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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