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RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities IE GBP

ISIN: LU2258287338
  • Investing in gender equality creates positive impact—Delivers positive long-term shareholder returns by selecting companies with a strong competitive advantage from recognizing and acting on the strategic importance of improving gender equality.
  • Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals —Supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in companies that exhibit strength in the retention of female talent, equal remuneration and employee well-being.
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About this fund

The RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities Strategy invests globally in companies that are leaders in promoting gender diversity and equality. Through this strategy, we aim to drive change at companies, ultimately creating a positive societal impact.

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Global equities rallied strongly on better-than-expected vaccine efficacy rates and the outcome of the US elections. This materially reduced the two tail risks for markets, despite still high Covid-19 infection rates around the world. Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s early Phase 3 trial results showed impressive efficacy, bringing hopes for a sustained economic upswing. After a less-bad-than-feared earnings season, earnings revisions are now turning more positive. China’s manufacturing PMI continued to recover, with new orders improving, while in the US, it stabilized with a slight decline in new orders. Given the high valuation spread between value and growth, there was a sharp reversal of established trends on the back of improved sentiment and positive vaccine announcements. Sectors that lagged the most year-to-date, outperformed the most. Value style outperformed strongly; energy performed best, followed by financials that benefited from improved sentiment and potential earnings uplift from lower provisions. According to the World Economic Forum, it will take 257 years to close the economic gender gap. This is sobering news and presents an opportunity to accelerate change.

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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns and can engage in currency hedging transactions.

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In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend and so both the income earned by the fund and its overall performance are reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

RobecoSAM Gender Equality Impact Equities invest in companies that are leading with regard to the promotion of gender equality. It 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 fund-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.

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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 prospect of highly effective Covid-19 vaccines being approved is propelling the markets. We expect the positive momentum to continue. However, the road to normalization is likely to be bumpy. The Covid outbreak should be brought fully under control at some point next year with effective vaccines, while the pandemic may get worse before it gets better over the coming months. The economic consequences of the virus spread are still severe, with a more sustained economic upswing likely a few quarters out. In the US, the initial jobless claims are still at an elevated level, standing at 778k, while at the peak of the global financial crisis, this number reached 665k per week. Monetary and fiscal stimulus should continue to support equities, and we remain focused on sustainable high-quality companies that exhibit a high degree of gender equality and make use of current market conditions to further solidify positions in companies with appealing mid-term to long-term perspectives.

Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA
Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA

Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA

Junwei Hafner-Cai is the Portfolio Manager for the Global Gender Equality Impact Equities strategy and deputy Portfolio Manager for the Global SDG Equities strategy. Prior, Junwei was also a Senior Analyst covering thematic research within Robeco’s Thematic Equities Team. Prior to joining Robeco, Junwei was a Junior Portfolio Manager at EFG International. Previously, she was an Assistant Relationship Manager within the International Wealth Management Desk at Credit Suisse. She began her investment career as an Assistant Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Wegelin & Co., Private Bankers. Junwei holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, major in Banking & Finance from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). She joined Robeco in 2010.

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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.

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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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