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Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities I EUR

Index: Russell Mid Cap Value index (Gross Total Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0975848853
  • Mid-cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization of USD 750 million or more.
  • Investment discipline based on bottom-up fundamental research
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in mid-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 750 million. 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 Select Opportunities Equities I EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.01%. Robeco BP US Select Opportunities slightly lagged the Russell Mid-Cap Value Index in May, with stock selection detracting, while sector allocation added value. Stock selection weighed on performance for May, with positions in industrials and real estate underperforming the index. In industrials, staffing companies ASGN and Robert Half fell -16% and -8%. Off-benchmark manufacturing holding Eaton and the overweight to AMETEK hurt performance, both falling nearly 4% due to future macro concerns, despite earnings beats. Transportation names in the sector, namely Alaska Air (-11%) and Norfolk Southern (-8%), fell as the potential for economic slowdown and potential implications from rising Covid cases weighed on the transportation outlook. Real estate suffered from rising interest rates and rent hikes hit the sector. Apartment and office leasing companies Essex and Kilroy Realty fell over -13% for the month. Sector allocation aided relative returns, primarily driven by our overweight allocation to energy, and underweights to consumer staples and real estate. Energy prices continued to rise, driven by Russian sanctions and surging gas prices worldwide.

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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 subfund is 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 Select Opportunities Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in mid-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 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. The fund is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 750 million. 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 Mid Cap 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 into the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

Sustainability profile

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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.

Steven L. Pollack CFA
Steven L. Pollack CFA

Steven L. Pollack CFA

Mr. Pollack is the equity portfolio manager for Boston Partners Mid Cap Value Equity product.  He is in his fifteenth year with the firm.  He joined the firm from Hughes Investments where he spent twelve years as an equity portfolio manager, managing value equity across the market capitalization spectrum.  He also oversaw the outside investment managers who manage assets for Hughes' pension plan.  He began his career at Hughes as an Investment Analyst where he spent four years covering a variety of industries and sectors.  Prior to that, he was with Remington, Inc., and Arthur Anderson & Co.  Mr. Pollack is a graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He has thirty-one years of investment experience.

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ISINLU0975848853
BloombergRUSOEIE LX
Valoren22457720
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1st quotation date1380844800000
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 0.01% 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

Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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