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Robeco Sustainable Property Equities IH EUR

Index: Property Equities S&P Developed Property Index
ISIN: LU0858443343
  • Invests in the property sector
  • Selects companies with the best earnings potential
  • Risk limitation through global diversification
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About this fund

Robeco Sustainable Property Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in developed countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. This fund identifies strong global property trends first. Within these trends the fund aims to select the property companies with the best prospects. Carefully developed models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Discussions with management and business-data analyses are then carried out in order to stringently screen the individual companies. Voting, Engagement, ESG Integration and Robeco's exclusion policy are part of the investment policy.

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Robeco Sustainable Property Equities IH EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -5.06%. In September, relative performance differentials were impacted by a stream of macro driven events: Fed comments on future tapering, volatility and rising 10-year Treasury rates, global supply chain disruptions and rising commodity prices. All trend portfolios showed a negative absolute return last month. Both Prime Office (-0.6%) and Prime Retail (-2.4%) outperformed, whereas the non-trend assigned subportfolio performed roughly in line with the reference index (-3.6%) and Lifestyle (-3.7%) trailed slightly. Market rotation resulted in an underperformance of the PropTech portfolio (-5.7%). Stock selection within the Lifestyle portfolio was negatively impacted by our European holdings and US residential names Equity Lifestyle (-6.2%) and American Homes 4 Rent (-7.3%), which was only partly offset by US multi-family REITs overweight positions and underweight positions in German residential. Top performers last month included Tokyo Fudosan (+9.7%), Kilroy Realty (+3.3%) and Mitsubishi (+4.6%). Underweight positions in Digital Realty (-9.8%) and Vonovia (-9.2%) also contributed to the relative performance.

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Market development

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Given the environment of low interest rates and abundance of capital, the sector's outlook remains supportive. The attractiveness of rental yields with inflation-linked growth has historically been an attractive investment rationale. Global investment and cross-border capital flows have recovered from the Covid-19-induced drought. With economies steadily returning to pre-Covid levels, fundamentals for the real estate sector are improving in tandem. Volatility in interest rates has increased, as inflationary pressures are building up and the Fed announced that they will start tapering this year. In China, the risk of bankruptcy of Evergrande, one of the country's largest developers, has caused fears of spillover effects including a macro economic slowdown. Equity markets have witnessed higher volatility (e.g. VIX) and rotation out of growth into value stocks. These gyrations will no doubt also have an impact on the relative performance of subsectors within the listed real estate sector.

Fund allocation

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Currency policy

Currency risks are hedged.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

Robeco Sustainable Property Equities integrates ESG at every stage of the investment process. We use sustainability performance rankings as a first indication of a company’s sustainability profile. In addition we use it to exclude the worst 20% scoring stocks from the investable universe. 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 may 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, water use and waste generation, with the aim of realizing at least 20% better levels than the index. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco’s dedicated active ownership team 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, including military contracting, controversial weapons, fire arms, UN Global Compact breaches, tobacco, palm oil, nuclear power, thermal coal, arctic drilling and oil sands, according to strict revenue thresholds.

Investment policy

Robeco Sustainable Property Equities is an actively managed fund investing in equities from developed countries around the world. 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 aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting certain ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to proxy voting and engagement. The fund also aims for an improved environmental footprint compared to the Benchmark.This fund is the first to identify strong global trends in the real estate sector. Within these trends, this fund focuses on companies with the best prospects in the sector. The fund managers use carefully developed models to choose stocks with good earnings expectations and reasonable valuation. The fund aims at selecting stocks with relatively low environmental footprints compared to stocks with high environmental footprints. The investment policy 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 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.

Sustainability profile

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Full ESG Integration

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ESG score target Footprint target Exclusion based on negative screening
↑Above Index ↓20% ≥20%

ESG Score

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The portfolio ESG score (and E,S and G score) is calculated by multiplying the RobecoSAM Smart ESG Score of each holding by its respective portfolio or index weight. The same methodology is applied in calculating the key ESG Criterion scores. The scores of the portfolio are provided alongside the scores of the index, highlighting the portfolio’s relative sustainability. The colors indicate the score of the portfolio, whilst the shading shows the index.

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Environmental Footprint

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The RobecoSAM footprint ownership of the portfolio expresses the total resource consumption the portfolio finances. Each company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources consumed by the company's enterprise value. Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The selected index's footprint (for an equivalent $ amount invested in corporates) is provided alongside. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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Robeco data based on Trucost data. *
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Source: Data based on RobecoSAM impact data.
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Source: Data based on RobecoSAM impact data.
* Source: S&P Trucost Limited © Trucost 2021. All rights in the Trucost data and reports vest in Trucost and/or its licensors. Neither Trucost, not its affliates, nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions in the Trucost data and/or reports. No further distribution of the Data and/or Reports is permitted without Trucost's express written consent.

ESG integration policy

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Robeco Sustainable Property Equities integrates ESG at every stage of the investment process. We use sustainability performance rankings as a first indication of a company’s sustainability profile. In addition we use it to exclude the worst 20% scoring stocks from the investable universe. 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 may 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, water use and waste generation, with the aim of realizing at least 20% better levels than the index. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco’s dedicated active ownership team 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, including military contracting, controversial weapons, fire arms, UN Global Compact breaches, tobacco, palm oil, nuclear power, thermal coal, arctic drilling and oil sands, according to strict revenue thresholds.

Expectation of fund manager

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With financing costs close to all-time lows and a reopening of our society underway, fundamentals are supportive of property stocks. Cap rates across the globe are trending lower on the back of these supportive factors. The combination of current rental yields and low financing costs results in the sector offering an attractive dividend yield, supported by a low payout ratio of cash flow. With relatively attractive valuations and private capital looking for a home, the possibility of M&A within the property sector is very real. Looking at longer-term periods in history, we find that the sector has generated attractive returns versus general equities. Ownership of property assets offers an attractive income stream and the opportunity to benefit from land value appreciation.

Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder
Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder

Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder

Mr. Folmer Pietersma, CeFA, is Portfolio Manager with Robeco and member of the Property Team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2007, Folmer worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management as a financial analyst and started his career in 1998 as a sell side trader at ABN AMRO's wholesale division. Folmer holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Tilburg. In 2001 he obtained his Master of Financial Analysis' degree (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and his CEFA registration. Mr. Frank Onstwedder is a member of the Property team. Together with portfolio manager Folmer Pietersma he is the portfolio manager of Robeco Property Equities. Frank worked at NN Investment Partners in The Hague, where he has been head of financials in the global equity research department since 2009. Before that, he was a real estate equities senior portfolio manager at Lehman Brothers Asset Management in Amsterdam. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked at Robeco, where his positions included head of the Pacific team and portfolio manager of the property fund. Between 1998 and 1999 he was an equities portfolio manager at Aegon Investment Management in The Hague. Frank started his career in 1994 as an equities portfolio manager at Robeco. He holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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ISINLU0858443343
BloombergROBPEIH LX
Valoren20092721
WKNA2JN4H
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1st quotation date1354492800000
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 0.01% 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

Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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