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Robeco FinTech M2 USD

ISIN: LU1857098179
  • 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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Market development

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In June, there were a couple of interesting developments in the fintech world. Mastercard goes to more open banking with their almost USD 1 bln Finicity acquisition, Ant Financial rebrands itself into Ant Technologies and WhatsApp's Brazilian experiment did not get the chance to start as regulators got cold feet. This is not the first time WhatsApp is struggling; they left India as a test ground after regulatory challenges. WhatsApp’s struggles are very important developments which we will keep monitoring as we all wonder what large techs ultimately are going to do in payments and more broadly in financial services. A very important question we constantly ask ourselves is whether we are not paying too much for certain high-flying, popular investments stories like PayPal, Adyen and Square. Today’s valuations seem understandable if you consider the tremendous changes we have seen. We came quickly to the realization that Covid-19 would lead to the faster embracing of e-commerce, more contactless/digital payments and digital finance growing ever more important, but the speed of acceleration has continued to surprise analysts, investors and markets.

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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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After the sell-off in March and the bounce from April to June, we are still seeing relatively attractive valuations for the fund on average. With (3-5 year) growth estimates clearly better than the reference index and valuations (PE NTM) almost at similar levels, we still see many interesting investment opportunities. In other words, this makes a great entry point for investing but you also need to be wary of a lot of volatility with potentially new sell-offs ahead. The economic outlook is uncertain, as different countries will follow different paths to economic recovery. Next to benefiting from faster adoption of longer-term trends such as cashless payments via investments in payment companies, it makes clear sense to keep some exposure to higher interest rates with balance sheet-exposed fintechs and a significant exposure to digital exchanges in order to benefit from elevated volatility and increasing demand for (mission-critical) data.

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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ISINLU1857098179
BloombergRGFEM2U LX
Valoren42784487
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1st quotation date1533168000000
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 0.05% 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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