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Robeco FinTech I EUR

ISIN: LU1700711150
  • Invests in stocks of companies all over the world which benefit from the increasing digitization of the financial sector
  • Top-down trend selection and bottom-up stock selection using proprietary valuation models
  • Risk limitation through diversification over multiple trends with different drivers and risk characteristics
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About this fund

Robeco FinTech is an actively managed fund. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run. The fund invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world which benefit from the increasing digitization of the financial sector. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Companies are individually assessed on the basis of industry trend analysis, in-depth discussions with corporate management, analysts and industry experts.

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Robeco FinTech I EUR

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Market development

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After a rather relaxed period for markets with relatively low volatility as the markets seemed to be settled on the idea of a blue sweep victory for Biden, now suddenly there is nervousness. Of course, the emergence of second and third Covid-19 waves in Europe and the US does not help. With governments so eager to avoid renewed lockdowns and additional economic damage, it has been a big disappointment having to face this situation, next to US political uncertainty. With such amounts of uncertainty, it is understandable that investors decided to take a step back. The markets have been making a big differentiation between haves and have-nots over the past year. Companies that are at the forefront of digitization with the best software stacks, have been growing fast into large platforms. Consequently, their valuation levels are reflecting those improved fundamentals. Still, we do expect these companies will continue to perform well as growth continues to be very strong for years to come. Unlike some of the big tech platforms which have achieved close to monopoly positions, we do not believe that the differences in the world of fintech will go to these extreme winner-takes-all scenarios.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions. Typically currency hedging is not applied.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. The fund retains any income that is earned, and so its entire performance is reflected in the price.

ESG Integration policy

Robeco FinTech integrates ESG factors into its investment process by analyzing the impact of financially material ESG factors to a company’s competitive position and value drivers. We believe that this enhances our ability to understand existing and potential (long-term) risks and opportunities of a company. The impact of material ESG factors can be positive or negative, reflecting risks or opportunities, that ensue from a company’s ESG analysis. If ESG risks and opportunities are significant, the ESG analysis could impact a stock’s fair value and the portfolio allocation decision. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco also has an exclusion policy and conducts proxy voting and engagement activities focused on specific themes, such as climate change, aiming to improve a company’s sustainability profile.

Investment policy

Robeco Fintech invests in stocks of companies all over the world which benefit from the increasing digitization of the financial sector. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Companies are individually assessed on the basis of industry trend analysis, in-depth discussions with corporate management, analysts and industry experts. Fintech comprises of several very strong underlying trends, which we believe will drive strong growth in an industry which has changed substantially since the global financial crisis. We believe this is reflected in the following trends: online payments will become mainstream, cash the exception; financial inclusion drives Asia to become the largest fintech hub; software is a key building block for the digitization of the financial sector.

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Risk management is fully integrated into the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

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There are a couple of very strong secular growth trends that will drive the fintech industry in the coming years. These range from great software stacks to core system replacements and a continued shift to electronic forms of payment and trading. In our view, 2020 will be the year in which more attention is put on strong business models and monetization, and less on technologies that only become investable in the very distant future. As fintech develops further, being profitable at the IPO stage has become more relevant. Regulations remain an important factor, but fintech often gets a milder treatment thanks to societal benefits like financial inclusion.

Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema
Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema

Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema

Mr. Patrick Lemmens is a Senior Portfolio Manager. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco New World Financials fund. He has been responsible for this fund since October 2008. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Patrick was employed at ABN AMRO Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager for 5 years and 9 years as a Senior Investment Analyst, both in Global Financials. He managed the ABN AMRO Financials Fund between October 2003 and December 2007. Patrick started his career in the investment industry in 1993. He holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CEFA holder since 1995. He is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Michiel van Voorst is co-portfolio manager of Robeco New World Financials and Robeco FinTech. Michiel re-joins Robeco from Union Bancaire Privée in Hong Kong where he was CIO Asian Equities. Besides this role, Michiel is a Board member of a Hong Kong based Fintech startup offering regulated software services (SaaS) for Independent financial advisors globally. Prior to that, Michiel spent 12 years at Robeco in several senior positions including senior portfolio manager Rolinco Global Growth fund and Robeco Asian Stars. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Michiel was Portfolio Manager US Equity at PGGM and Economist with Rabobank Netherlands. He has more than 20 years of broad equity experience in both developed and emerging markets. Michiel van Voorst holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Utrecht and is CFA charter holder since 2004. Koos Burema is co-portfolio manager of Robeco New World Financials and Robeco FinTech. Koos was an Analyst with the Emerging Markets team covering Korea + technology in Taiwan and Mainland China. Besides this, he was responsible for the quality check on ESG integration in the investment process. Before joining the team in January 2010, he worked as a Junior Portfolio Manager for different sector teams within Robeco. Prior to joining Robeco in September 2007, Koos was employed by IEX.nl, the largest Dutch investment website for six years. Koos holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Groningen and is CFA charter holder since 2011.

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ISINLU1700711150
BloombergRGFIEQI LX
Valoren38714554
WKNA2JE9W
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1st quotation date1510876800000
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 0.01% 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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