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RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities I EUR

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2145460783
  • Positive impact – Identification of businesses that generate a competitive advantage by addressing opportunities arising from a transition towards more sustainability
  • Long-term investment returns – Implementation of a disciplined investment process resulting in a concentrated, risk-controlled portfolio of stocks exhibiting strong fundamentals and reasonable valuations
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About this fund

The RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities Fund is an actively managed strategy that invests globally in companies that positively contribute to the achievements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Its objective is to achieve a better return than the index in the long-term by participating in opportunities but limiting volatility to avoid large drawdowns. Following a fundamental approach, the strategy invests in 40-70 attractively valued, high quality stocks which are broadly diversified over regions and SDGs. A proprietary research framework is applied to assess a company’s impact on the SDGs by analysing its products & services, operational practices and involvement in controversies (more information on www.robeco.com/si).

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Market development

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The rise in yields for long-term US government bonds remained the dominant theme on the capital markets. After the 10-year US Treasuries exceeded the mark of 1.7%, investors desperately tried to interpret what this means for the equity market. Is it a warning sign of surging inflation or rather an expression of long-lasting economic recovery? Some indicators such as a steep acceleration in freight rates, higher commodity prices and disruption in supply chains hint towards higher production costs, increasing the risk for declining corporate margins and higher consumer prices. On the other hand, Fed Chairman Powell tried to calm investors, reiterating that "inflation will be neither particularly large nor persistent". After some initial volatile days, the stock recovered gradually and reached a new all-time on 17 March. The rotation from technology into cyclical sectors continued. Towards month-end, however, defensive quality sectors such as consumer staples began to catch up, while pressure on risky, unprofitable technology companies intensified.

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Sustainability Themed Fund

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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 Global SDG Equities invest in companies whose products and services create a positive impact on the SDGs. 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 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 incorporates 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

RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities Strategy is an actively managed fund that intentionally invests globally in companies that positiviely contribute to the achievements of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by investing in companies whose business models and operational practices are aligned with targets defined by the 17 UN SDGs. The fund integrates ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) in the investment process, applies an exclusion list basis controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to voting and engaging.The strategy integrates sustainability along the different steps of the investment process. It uses as an interanally developed framework (about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si) to identifiy companies whose produts & services create a material positive impact on the the SDGs. Companies that exhibit an inferior overall ESG assessment are exluced from the investent universe.The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark for comparison purposes. 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 sustainable objective of the fund.

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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In his latest press conference, US President Joe Biden declared that there will be enough supply of coronavirus vaccines "for every adult in America" by the end of May. Hence, economists predict a strong GDP acceleration in the coming months. The reopening of the economy will boost investments and foster job creation. In addition, the government will invest trillions in the modernization of infrastructure. As long as the yields for the 10-year Treasuries stabilize at levels where they were before Covid and central banks are given sufficient time to slowly adapt their monetary policy, equity markets should continue to perform well. Economically sensitive sectors will likely continue to outperform, while growth stocks will find it harder to exceed prior-year levels. We assume that with increasing valuations of global equities, investors will begin to allocate their portfolios more toward high-quality companies. Nevertheless, investors will monitor interest rates and inflation very closely. Should they unexpectedly soar, volatility is likely to increase again. An overheating economy, forcing central banks to act fast and erratically, presents the biggest risk at the moment.

Rainer Baumann, CFA
Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann is Head of Investments and a Member of the Executive Committee at Robeco Switzerland Ltd. He oversees and manages a team of investment professionals consisting of Portfolio Managers and Equity Analysts. In addition to his management role, he acts as a Portfolio Manager for the Global SDG Equities strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Rainer spent three years with UBS Wealth Management as a Portfolio Manager responsible for large private asset management mandates and as a member of the local investment committee. He began his career in Financial Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rainer holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich and is a CFA Charter-holder. He joined Robeco in 2002.

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ISINLU2145460783
BloombergRSGSEIE LX
Valoren55777811
WKNA2QD2M
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1st quotation date1603929600000
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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