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Robeco Sustainable Global Stars Equities F EUR

Reference index: MSCI World Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0940004913
  • Concentrated portfolio
  • Focuses on companies with a high return on invested capital
  • Applies a disciplined approach to valuating companies
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About this fund

Robeco Sustainable Global Stars Equities invests in stocks in developed countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund has a concentrated portfolio of stocks with the highest potential value growth. Stocks are selected on the basis of high free cash flow, an attractive return on invested capital and a constructive sustainability profile.

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Robeco Sustainable Global Stars Equities F EUR

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Market development

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The MSCI world was up slightly in euro terms. The focus was, next to the ongoing trade negotiations, on the quarterly reports. In general, the results came in modestly better than expected. However, they had come down during the quarter so the bar had already been lowered. Healthcare stood out and therefore was the strongest sector in absolute terms. With signs of the trade talks developing positively, long-term interest rates moved up. The most interest rate sensitive sectors such as utilities, real estate and consumer staples underperformed the market as they have a negative correlation with higher rates.

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Currency policy

The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns and 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

Robeco Sustainable Global Stars Equities integrates ESG at different stages of the investment process. We use sustainability performance rankings to focus our fundamental analysis on companies that have demonstrated superior sustainability performance compared to their peers. We then analyze 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 risks and opportunities of a company. If ESG risks and opportunities are significant, the ESG analysis could impact a stock’s fair value and the portfolio allocation decision. Throughout the investment process, we strive for a low environmental impact, as measured by GHG emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste generation, with the aim of realizing 20% better levels than the index. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco conducts proxy voting and engagement activities focused on specific themes, such as climate change, aiming to improve a company’s sustainability profile. Furthermore, the fund will not invest in companies exposed to the following controversial sectors or business practices: military contracting, controversial weapons, fire arms, UN Global Compact breaches, tobacco, palm oil and thermal coal, according to strict revenue thresholds.

Investment policy

Robeco Sustainable Global Stars Equities uses a disciplined and rigorous selection process to find interesting stocks. Stocks are purchased mainly for their potential to increase in value. Fundamental analysis is carried out using a disciplined approach. The fund will not be constrained by its benchmark and stocks will be bought for their capital-appreciation potential. The fund can anticipate currency developments through active currency management. Risk management is fully integrated into the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

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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Developed markets are still up roughly 20% year-to-date, despite slowing economic growth, the trade war, Brexit and a negative earnings environment. Most of the rise is due to central bank stimulus and lower bond yields. In the search for yield, equities still look very attractive relative to any other asset class, a phenomenon often described as TINA, which stands for ‘there is no alternative’. We have even seen value names starting to rally lately, due to their severe undervaluation relative to growth names and to the fact that more monetary stimulus, and potentially fiscal stimulus, is expected. It has been interesting to see central bank policy around the world really pivot towards supporting growth, in the absence of meaningful inflationary pressure. A lot of damage has been done by the US-China trade war. It is probably not so much the tariffs themselves, but rather the attendant uncertainty which is causing enterprises to pause spending and investment. Sentiment is cautious already and, maybe somewhat surprisingly, we have made no changes to our five-factor outlook for developed markets, which remains ‘neutral’.

Jan Keuppens, Michiel Plakman, CFA
Jan Keuppens, Michiel Plakman, CFA

Jan Keuppens, Michiel Plakman, CFA

Jan Keuppens, Executive Director, is the Head of the Global Equities team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, he worked as a Portfolio Manager for Quest Management, AXA IM and Corluy & CO. Jan Keuppens started his career in the investment industry in 1997. He holds a Master's degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Leuven. Michiel Plakman is Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Stars Equities Fund NV. Michiel Plakman is co-PM for the Global Stars fund. Previously, he was responsible for managing the Robeco IT Equities fund within the TMT team. Prior to joining Robeco in 1999, Michiel Plakman worked for two years as a Portfolio Manager Japan at Achmea Global Investors (PVF Pensioenen). From 1995 to 1997, he held a position as Portfolio Manager European Equities at KPN Pension Fund. Michiel holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from the Free University of Amsterdam and he is a CFA charter holder.

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Valoren21528114
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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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