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Robeco Emerging Markets Equities M EUR

Index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0128640439
  • Invests in emerging markets such as Korea, Taiwan, Poland and Brazil
  • Selects companies with the best earnings potential within the most promising countries
  • Prospect of higher returns, but also higher risks than mature markets
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About this fund

Robeco Emerging Markets Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. Given that emerging economies are growing faster than developed countries and have stronger balance sheets for governments, companies and households. The fund selects investments based on top-down country analysis and bottom-up stock ideas. The focus is on companies with a sound business model, solid growth prospects and reasonable valuation.

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Robeco Emerging Markets Equities M EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -6.33%. The fund underperformed the benchmark (MSCI EM) in June, caused by both country allocation and stock selection.Country allocation contributed negatively, with the main negative contributions coming from the overweight positions in Brazil, Greece, South Korea and Indonesia. Positive country attribution came from our underweight positions in Andean, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.The main reason behind the negative stock selection result was weak stock selection results in China, Greece, Taiwan and South Korea. In China, it was the underweight position in communication services (Kuaishou, Tencent among others) and in the rebounding electric vehicle manufacturers, that contributed negatively to performance. The Greek banks in the portfolio lagged in June. In South Korea and Taiwan it were the overweight positions in large IT hardware companies, such as Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor, which contributed negatively to performance. Finally, strong stock selection in South Africa came from the overweight position in Naspers, as it confirmed an aggressive buyback program of its own shares, which it will fund by selling part of the shares it owns in Tencent Holdings.

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Market development

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In June, emerging markets declined by 4.3% (EUR), thereby outperforming their developed counterparts, which declined 6.4% (EUR). Investor sentiment was negatively impacted by hawkish central banks and recession risks, translating into higher volatility across asset classes. In mid-June, the US 10-year yield even reached 3.5% due to even higher inflation expectations. Emerging markets continued their tightening stance as well, with most EM central banks hiking interest rates. Economic recession fears put pressure on commodities, with nickel, copper, aluminum and iron ore all recording losses in June. Hence countries in Latin America and South Africa, which are commodity heavy, underperformed. South Korea and Taiwan also did poorly, as the information technology sector came under pressure due to supply cuts by large end clients. China performed relatively strongly in June on the back of fiscal support measures to support consumption, reopening and relaxation of mobility restrictions, and more signals that a US tariff reduction for Chinese goods might be on the cards.

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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns.

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The fund does not distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest 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 existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. 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 Emerging Markets Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in emerging countries across the world. 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. Generally, emerging economies are growing faster than developed countries and can have stronger balance sheets for governments, companies and households. The fund selects investments based on top-down country analysis and bottom-up stock ideas. The focus is on companies with a sound business model, solid growth prospects and reasonable valuation.The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate substantially from the weightings of the Benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the Benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on countries and sectors) to the extent of deviation from the Benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to 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 through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest 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 existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. 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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Until Russia normalizes again, its equity market will remain irrelevant for EM investors. However, the war also affects the world and its economy. Energy prices have risen sharply, inflation will rise further, Europe will reduce dependency on Russian gas and spend more on defense, and geopolitical risks continue to be high. Although selective lockdowns in China are a reality, we are getting closer to a post-Covid world again. The other major change in 2022 is the end of the very supportive monetary and fiscal policies, which has helped growth to rebound and the earnings outlook to improve across the globe. Given the equities' correction so far in 2022, global equity market valuations are becoming less expensive. Moreover, we do think that emerging markets are attractively valued relative to developed markets, trading at around a 30% discount, based on earnings.

Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis, Jaap van der Hart, Cornelis Vlooswijk
Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis, Jaap van der Hart, Cornelis Vlooswijk

Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis, Jaap van der Hart, Cornelis Vlooswijk

Wim-Hein Pals is Head of the Robeco Emerging Markets Equity team and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Global Emerging Markets Core strategy. Previously, he was Portfolio Manager Emerging European and African equities and Portfolio Manager Emerging Asian equities. Wim-Hein started his career in the investment industry at Robeco in 1990. He holds a Master's in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Master's in Business Economics from Tilburg University. Dimitri Chatzoudis is Portfolio Manager Institutional Emerging Markets Accounts. As a Research Analyst he covers the team’s investments in Mexico. Before joining Robeco in 2008, he was Portfolio Manager Eastern European and Global Emerging Markets at ABN AMRO. He started his career in the industry in 1993. Dimitri holds a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and is a Certified European Financial Analyst. Dimitri is also fluent in Greek. Jaap van der Hart is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco’s High Conviction Emerging Stars strategy. Over time, he has been responsible for the investments in South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Mexico, China and Taiwan. He also coordinates the country allocation process. He started his career in the investment industry in 1994 at Robeco's Quantitative Research department and moved to the Emerging Markets Equity team in 2000. Jaap holds a Master's in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published several academic articles on stock selection in emerging markets. Cornelis Vlooswijk is Lead Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst African Equities. Previously, he worked for Robeco as an investment strategist focusing on North America and Emerging Markets since 2005. Before joining Robeco in 2005, he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston as an Investment Banking Analyst, focusing on the transport and logistics sector. He started his career in the financial industry in 1998. Cornelis holds a Master’s in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA® charterholder.

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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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