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RobecoSAM Circular Economy Equities D USD

ISIN: LU2092759294
  • Invests in leading companies that address the opportunities created by the paradigm shift in traditional production and consumption patterns toward a circular economy.
  • Focus on innovative solutions in the area of redesign inputs, circular use, enabling technologies and loop resources.
  • Diversified strategy enhanced by proprietary ESG risk considerations, appealing to investors with a horizon of three to five years.
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Circular Economy Equities is an actively managed fund. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run. The fund invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund invests in companies that foster resource-efficient business models with regard to the production and consumption of consumer goods. The investment team identifies companies that are offering superior solutions regarding the development and redesign of production inputs that can be reused or recycled, that manage circular logistics and waste management systems or promote a social and eco-friendly nutrition and lifestyle. By combining RobecoSAM thematic research expertise with sustainability analysis, ESG criteria are fully integrated into the investment process.

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RobecoSAM Circular Economy Equities D USD

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After a positive start to the month on improved economic data, markets traded down amid an earlier-than-expected resurgence of new Covid-19 cases and new lockdown measures in several countries. Given additional uncertainties around the US elections and delayed stimulus packages, the move was still moderate. The Circular Economy strategy was lower as well, but outperformed the market. Concerns about an economic slowdown and presidential candidate Joe Biden's commitment to renewables, drove energy stocks lower. Energy-efficient housing would be a beneficiary of a policy change, adding to the robustness of US households. Unlike the relief the pandemic brought to global CO2 emissions due to declining travel activity, the impact on global waste systems is less favorable. It is estimated that up to 80% of the recycling value chain in India, the Philippines and Vietnam is experiencing significant disruptions. With the increased use of plastics and a doubling of medical waste in many cities, micro-pollution is skyrocketing. Substitution of plastics with alternatives such as paper and compostable materials and the further development of automated recycling value chains have therefore become more important than ever.

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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

RobecoSAM Circular Economy Equities employs systematic, bottom-up stock selection that combines proprietary Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) data and research throughout the investment process. ESG criteria for exclusions and theme-specific suitability are applied during universe construction. An in-house Sustainability Investing (SI) research team integrates financially-material sector and company-specific sustainability analysis into investment cases. A dedicated thematic equity team incorporate SI research within fundamental analysis and stock valuations. Impact assessments of controversial incidences affecting portfolio holdings provide additional risk management. An active ownership and engagement team interacts directly with company management of fund holdings, offering additional channels for sustainable impact.

Investment policy

Our investment philosophy is grounded in the core belief that the integration of ESG factors into a disciplined, research-driven investment process leads to better-informed investment decisions and better risk-adjusted returns through an economic cycle. Building on our proprietary data and research, we identify companies that generate a competitive advantage through sound business practices, efficiency improvements, and the creation of new solutions for the myriad challenges facing society over the coming decades. Taking a long-term investment perspective, we analyze companies’ business models, market positioning and growth potential, and evaluate their financial performance and valuation. Based on this fundamental assessment, we seek to uncover attractive investment opportunities and implement them in concentrated, conviction-based equity portfolios.

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

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The earlier-than-expected rise of new Covid-19 cases put pressure on governments to act swiftly with regard to lockdown or slowdown measures. Investors understandably turned cautious as any hiccups in the flow of stimulus money and the potential imminent lame-duck period in the US could have an adverse impact on near-term economic activity. Although these developments will potentially create more volatility in the weeks ahead, our base case is that highly affected market segments like airlines or hospitality will continue to bear the lion share of the adverse impact, which will be offset by enormous fiscal support. We therefore maintain our constructive stance on equity markets and expect forthcoming market swings to produce attractive opportunities for investors. In our view, the ongoing transition to a circular economy is creating an additional layer of investment opportunities. They may benefit from sometimes drastically changing consumer preferences for sustainable consumer packaging, better logistics and waste management systems or the full digitization of legacy business models via digital collaboration platforms.

Holger Frey, CAIA
Holger Frey, CAIA

Holger Frey, CAIA

Holger Frey is a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the RobecoSAM Circular Economy Equities strategy. Prior to joining Robeco, Holger worked for 10 years as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Sustainable Equities at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. In this role he was also responsible for the DWS Agriculture Index and the DWS Water Sustainability Fund. Prior to that, he worked for 2 years as a financial services consultant for KPMG Consulting/Bearing Point in the Asset Wealth Management Practice Group and as a graduand at KfW Bankengruppe. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Media from the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda (Germany), a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Musicology from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He joined Robeco in 2016.

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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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