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Robeco MegaTrends M2 EUR

Index: MSCI All Country World Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU1945299706
  • Invests in the structural trends worldwide (e.g. "the digital world" and the Industrial Renaissance)
  • Top-down theme selection and bottom-up stock selection using proprietary valuation models
  • Risk limitation through global diversification
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About this fund

Robeco MegaTrends is an actively managed fund that invests worldwide in equities from developed and emerging countries. The selection of these stocks is based on a fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund focuses on growth by investing in promising long-term growth trends. It also invests in five different and independent top-down trends: the digital world, the emerging middle class, resource stewardship, connected enterprise, and healthy aging. Within the identified growth trends, the fund mainly invests in shares of companies that have the purest possible exposure to the trends.

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -5.69%. Emerging Middle Class was the only trend to do better than the index, while the others lagged. Connected Enterprise faced headwinds for both industrial and software cycles. Digital World had only one holding that gained for the month: Coinbase. Emerging Middle Class was driven mainly by our Chinese holdings, which reacted well to further policy easing and despite renewed lockdown fears. Healthy Aging mainly saw share prices drop, with Swiss hearing-aids manufacturer Sonova down on disappointing revenue numbers. The top three stocks in August were Palo Alto Networks, JD.com and Farfetch. The bottom three stocks were IQVIA, Teradyne and Analog Devices.

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Market development

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Global equity markets initially continued the run they had enjoyed in July. Corporate results continued to come in well and although companies are wary of recession risks, most of them are not seeing signs of one yet and are not taking big steps in response. Besides, US inflation came in below expectations, leading the market to believe that it might take pressure off the Fed in its campaign to slow inflation. These hopes were shattered, and markets went into risk-off mode, following hawkish central bank commentary at the annual Jackson Hole gathering. Fed chairman Powell indicated a determination to continue tightening and leave rates at restrictive levels for an extended period. Several policymakers from the ECB have also been indicating that they might have to consider a hike in policy rates, to show they take battling runaway inflation seriously. This drove a rise in the US 10-year yield and in Bund yields, with even stronger increases in shorter-dated bonds. Adding to already existing worries about a recession, this was too much for equity markets to stomach. The MSCI World All Country Index lost 6% from the middle of the month, ending August down 2.3% on balance.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

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

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 MegaTrends is an actively managed fund that invests worldwide in equities from developed and emerging countries. The selection of these stocks is based on a 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 focuses on growth by investing in promising long-term growth trends. It also invests in four different and independent top-down trends: the digital world, the emerging middle class, the industrial renaissance and healthy aging. Within the identified growth trends, the fund mainly invests in shares of companies that have the purest possible exposure to the trends.The fund is not constrained by a benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark for comparison purposes. 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 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 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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It has been a difficult year so far for the portfolio, continuing the negative trend that set in at the end of October 2021. Runaway inflation, the invasion of Ukraine, supply chain issues, fears of recession and hawkish central banks have led to a risk-off mode in equity markets. With our trends approach, we continue to focus on long-term secular trends that should drive sustainable and secular earnings growth for the companies that are exposed to them. We remain in an era in which, thanks to digitization and new technologies, we will be able to cure most diseases at lower costs, make financial services cheaper and more accessible to all and, on top of that, increase our labor productivity sustainably.

Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker
Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker

Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker

Marco van Lent is Portfolio Manager Robeco MegaTrends/Rolinco, Portfolio Manager Robeco Digital Innovations and member of the Robeco Trends Equities team. Before 2013, he managed Robeco Infrastructure Equities. Marco joined Robeco in October 2007 to co-manage two European equity funds. He worked at Van Lanschot Asset Management to manage the Van Lanschot European Equity Fund. After the acquisition of Kempen Capital Management by Van Lanschot, he worked at Kempen Capital Management for six months to manage European equity mandates. He was Portfolio Manager European equities at Philips Investment Management in the period 1999-2005 and in the period 1996-1999 he was Portfolio Manager at Van Spaendonck Asset Management. He started his investment career in 1985 as a sell-side analyst/strategist. Marco holds a Master's in Business Economics and Finance from Tilburg University. Steef Bergakker is Portfolio Manager Robeco MegaTrends/Rolinco, Portfolio Manager Robeco Digital Innovations and member of the Robeco Trends Equities team. Previously, he was trends researcher within the Trends Equities team and has authored several white papers. Before that, Steef was portfolio manager of Robeco Infrastructure Equities and Robeco Hollands Bezit. Prior to rejoining Robeco in 2008, Steef held different functions at IRIS (Institute for Research and Investment Services), the former research joint venture of Robeco and Rabobank. From 1998 through 2008 he served as head of IRIS Equity Research, and before that he worked as equity analyst for eight years. Steef started his career in the investment industry at Robeco in 1990 as an analyst. He holds a Master’s in Monetary Economics and Finance and Investments from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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ISINLU1945299706
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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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