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Robeco Global FinTech Equities D EUR

Reference index: MSCI All Country World Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU1700710939
  • 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 Global FinTech Equities 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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During August, the volatility surrounding performance was high because of the continuous political turmoil. Especially the undermining of the most powerful central bank in the world by Trump’s tweets about Powell’s monetary policy and the ongoing nervousness around global trade contributed to volatility. Although the central bank policy set out by the Fed gets a lot of support by global peers, markets have become addicted to lower rates. The Deutsche bank showed that 27% of all outstanding bonds in the world are now trading at negative yields. In addition to that, the Japanese central bank now owns close to half of all outstanding bonds in Japan, while at the same time core inflation dropped to 60 bps in July. Banks and insurance companies are struggling with the low rate environment, so they have become selective in their IT spending. Core system replacement is still high on the agenda for most financial institutions, but perhaps not with all the options the software can provide. Personal finance providers do not respond positively to lower rates. At the end of August markets bounced back a bit as Trump and China seemed to get closer to each other once again during the G-7 summit.

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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 Global FinTech Equities 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 Global FinTech Equities 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.

Risk policy

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

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Some very strong secular growth trends are expected to drive the fintech industry in the coming years, ranging from artificial intelligence and big data to core system replacement and a continued shift to electronic forms of payment and trading. Furthermore, M&A in fintech continues. Scale is the name of the game in payments and that mantra is global. Also, we see ongoing capex increases by large financial institutions. The realization of required investments into technology start to resonate sector-wide. Finally, one of our key beliefs is that Asia will become the fintech center of the world in terms of latest technologies and highest adoption levels. This is due to its lack of legacy, high penetration rates of smartphones, young population in several emerging markets and governments that view fintech as a way to achieve financial inclusion and a transition mechanism towards a more services-oriented economy.

Patrick Lemmens, Jeroen van Oerle
Patrick Lemmens, Jeroen van Oerle

Patrick Lemmens, Jeroen van Oerle

Mr. Patrick Lemmens is a Senior Portfolio Manager. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco New World Financials Equities 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. Jeroen van Oerle is Portfolio Manager Fintech Equities in the Trends Investing team at Robeco. Previously, he was a Trend Analyst, researching investment related trends in the financial sector. Jeroen has been active in the industry since 2013, the year he joined Robeco. He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA charter holder.

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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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