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Robeco New World Financial Equities F EUR

Index: MSCI All Country Financials Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0792910480
  • 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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Market development

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So what happened in December to generate such a substantial sell-off? Is it the (partial) shutdown of the US government? Trump's public attack on the Fed's policy to increase interest rates? The continuing uncertainty on the trade war between the US and China? The Brexit which looks like it is moving towards the worst possible outcome? Overly optimistic growth expectations for 2019 and investors are suddenly realizing this? Is it the fear that CLOs / high yield loans where we have seen some increase in defaults will grow into a bad loan crisis like we have seen in 2007-2008? Clearly ETFs and other index products are being redeemed in a market with less and less liquidity. And to a certain degree we do understand the selloff of the final three months of 2018 as valuations for the whole benchmark had moved too high in September. At the start of the new year we see clear value, and we are wondering when investors around the globe are willing to turn more positive. The question is what will trigger this bounce, since the same logic already applied during December. Even a modest recession is amply priced in already, we believe.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. Any income earned is retained, and so the fund's entire performance is reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco New World Financials Equities, we combine fundamental analysis with proprietary Robeco quantitative models and use the sustainability data from RobecoSAM when available for our universe. In our fundamental analysis and company engagement we focus on governance issues. These factors are material as not splitting CEO / Chairman roles, for instance, or not aligning management incentives with shareholder value creation has proven in several cases to entail large risks to shareholder value.

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.

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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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The MSCI AC World Financials trades at 10x next year’s earnings with consensus 3-5 years expected earnings growth of 12%. Valuations for our fund holdings are roughly similar but expected earnings growth is 14%. As we wrote repeatedly in the past months, a recession in 2019 looks very unlikely, given very low unemployment and still decent economic growth even if slowing down a bit. And even a 2-3 quarter slowdown in economic growth to 0-1% would just create a shallow recession. Yes, there is an increase in defaults in CLOs and certain parts of the high yield market where covenants are virtually non-existent. But in our view, bad loan levels are not very significant and surely not a repeat of the Global Financial Crisis in 2007-2008, the IT bubble crisis in 2000 or the euro / European sovereign crisis fear levels seen at various points since 2008. So at the start of this new year, 2019, we see many investment opportunities delivering double digit investment returns.

Patrick Lemmens, Christian Vondenbusch
Patrick Lemmens, Christian Vondenbusch

Patrick Lemmens, Christian Vondenbusch

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. Mr. Christian Vondenbusch, CFA, is together with portfolio manager Patrick Lemmens the Portfolio Manager for Robeco New World Financials Equities fund and together with portfolio manager Steef Bergakker he is also responsible for Robeco Hollands Bezit. Previous affiliations include a position as Portfolio Manager within the Financial Equities team, the European Equities team and the Property Equities team. Christian started his career in the investment industry in 1999 at Robeco. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from Maastricht University and he is 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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