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Robeco BP US Premium Equities FH CHF

Index: Russell 3000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, hedged into CHF)
ISIN: LU1777950897
  • All cap value fund.
  • Selects the best investment candidate available irrespective of its market cap
  • Bottom-up fundamental research investment discipline.
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Premium Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in 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 portfolio is consistently built from the bottom up, to exhibit attractive valuation, strong business fundamentals and improving business momentum. These companies can be large-caps, mid-caps or small-caps.

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Robeco BP US Premium Equities FH CHF

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 3.14%. Robeco BP US Premium Equities outperformed the Russell 3000 Value Index in May, with the fund adding value primarily through stock selection. There were several sectors of note, led by financials. Holdings rose 5.3% over the month, driven by insurance, as long-time holding White Mountains announced the sale of its specialty insurance unit at a sizable gain, sending shares 19% higher. A host of property and casualty insurers also added to returns, with pricing improvements evident and bond yields rising. Finally, in capital markets, holdings in Goldman Sachs and Charles Schwab recovered after a difficult April. Consumer discretionary also added, with returns nearly 5% ahead of the index. AutoZone announced impressive earnings results and its market share gain led the positive reaction. Energy was the next area of note, with oil prices increasing, pushing Marathon Oil, Diamondback and Whiting Petroleum all at least 21% higher. Sector allocation was positive over the month, primarily due to avoiding staples and real estate, a combined 13% of the index.

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Market development

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Markets in the United States as measured by the S&P 500 rose modestly in May, posting a gain of 0.18%. Value continued its outperformance over growth, with large, mid and small-cap value all posting a similar return of 1.9%. Energy continued to be the leading sector across all the indices.

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Currency policy

Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars. The fund is denominated in euros. Derivatives are used to hedge currency to the Swiss franc.

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 Premium Equities is an actively managed fund that invests across market capitalizations and sectors in a flexible manner. 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. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region based exclusions, proxy voting and engagement. Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars. The fund is denominated in euros. 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 marketweighted 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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On 4 May, the Fed hiked the Fed funds rate by 50 basis points and subsequently indicated that two more hikes of the same magnitude were planned at their June and July meetings. If so, it will be the first time since 1980 that the Fed (then led by Paul Volcker) hiked rates by more than 25 basis points at three consecutive meetings. The European Union has agreed to impose a new set of sanctions on Russia, banning all imports of Russian oil transported by sea and blocking insurers from covering shipments of crude oil from the country. These are just a couple of items that have been happening in the world on top of the rise in Covid cases. As always, we will remain focused on bottom-up stock selection and the fund remains well positioned with holdings that reflect Boston Partners' three circle characteristics – attractive valuations, solid business fundamentals and identifiable catalysts.

Duilio R. Ramallo CFA
Duilio R. Ramallo CFA

Duilio R. Ramallo CFA

Mr. Ramallo is the senior portfolio manager for Boston Partners Premium Equity product.  Previously, Mr. Ramallo was the assistant portfolio manager for the Small Cap Value products.  Prior to his portfolio management role, Mr. Ramallo was a research analyst for Boston Partners.  He joined the firm from Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., where he spent three years, most recently in their Los Angeles office.  Mr. Ramallo holds a B.A. degree in economics/business from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  He has twenty years of investment experience.

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ISINLU1777950897
BloombergROBPUFC LX
Valoren40586445
WKNA2PA68
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1st quotation date1519257600000
Close financial year31-12
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Fiscal product treatment

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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