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Robeco New World Financial Equities E EUR

Index: MSCI All Country Financials Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU1648457296
  • Invests in companies active in the financial industry worldwide (e.g. retail banks, insurance companies and asset managers)
  • 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 New World Financial Equities invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The funds invests in companies in the financial sector and can partly invest in financial oriented companies outside of the formal MSCI Financials. The fund focuses on attractive long term trends such as Digital Finance, Ageing Finance and Emerging Finance. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Companies are individually assessed on the basis of in-depth discussions with corporate management and analysts.

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A lot of political uncertainty disappeared in December with a clear victory for the Tories and Boris Johnson in the UK and finally the start of a trade deal between China and the US. But uncertainties remain with impeachment procedures against Donald Trump continuing and US elections at the end of 2020, with the coming Democratic primaries leading to much noise already in 20Q1.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund distributes a dividend on an annual basis.

ESG Integration policy

Robeco New World Financials 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

Allocation to trend strategies that are based on long-term growth trends offer possibilities of outperforming the broader market over a 3-5 year investment horizon. This trend fund invests in companies in financial-related industries worldwide that benefit most from the selected long-term trends. Global population growth, urbanization, higher household incomes, technological changes and growth in emerging markets are the main drivers for our trend strategies. The fund manager selects the companies that have as pure as possible exposure to the selected trends and themes. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Companies are individually assessed on the basis of in-depth discussions with corporate management and consultations with internal and external analysts.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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2020 will be an interesting year with a new President at the helm of the ECB. Hopefully it will not be necessary for Lagarde to take significant action. We do believe the central bank will continue to provide ongoing support in 2020, even though higher interest rates would probably be better for pensioners and savers! More structurally, in the Emerging Finance trend, we see the best long-term economic growth and earnings growth perspectives at decent valuation multiples. In the Digital Finance trend, growth trends are very powerful and are set to remain so unless a strong recession would cause the banks to stop investing in technology. Finally, in the Aging Finance trend, low long-term interest rates create a more challenging environment but also one of opportunity as valuations are very low and attractive. Many life insurers have cash yields above 10% and dividend yields close to 6% or higher. Overall valuations at the start of the new decade look very reasonable as over the past years overall earnings growth has been roughly in line or better than the movements in stock prices, resulting in (slightly) better valuation multiples.

Patrick Lemmens, Jan Willem Knoll
Patrick Lemmens, Jan Willem Knoll

Patrick Lemmens, Jan Willem Knoll

Patrick Lemmens is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco New World Financials Equities and Robeco Global FinTech Equities. He has been responsible for New World Financial Equities since October 2008 and since launch in November 2017 for Global FinTech Equities. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Mr. Lemmens 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. Mr. Lemmens managed the ABN AMRO Financials Fund between October 2003 and December 2007. Patrick Lemmens started his career in the investment industry in 1993. Mr. Lemmens holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA holder since 1995. Jan Willem Knoll is an Analyst in the Credit team and covers the Financials sector – both banks and insurers. He joined the Credit team in 2016. Previously, Jan Willem headed the Financials Equity sell-side research team at ABN AMRO. He started his career in the industry in 1999 at APG, where he held several positions including Portfolio Manager of a global insurance portfolio and subsequently a pan-European financials portfolio. Jan Willem holds a Master’s in Business Economics from the University of Groningen and he 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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