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RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Equities G GBP

ISIN: LU2146191999
  • Forward-looking concept — While water resources are limited, demand for water is increasing fast. Population growth, urbanization and water-intensive dietary changes add to rising industrial water demand. Implementing solutions to these challenges is critical to survival and a pre-requisite for further economic growth. This is one of the major growth opportunities of our times.
  • Focus areas — Invests in structural winners along the water value chain. The most interesting and fastest-growing focus areas are wastewater treatment, water analytics and infrastructure.
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About this fund

The RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Strategy invests globally in companies offering products and services that address the challenges related to the quantity, quality and allocation of water. The strategy employs a bottom-up stock selection process and seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investments in sustainable companies active along the entire water value chain.

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Global equities corrected as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases across Europe and US triggered the announcement of new lockdowns in France and Germany. Despite a generally stronger-than-expected reporting season so far, with the majority of companies having reported positive EPS and revenue surprises, the uncertainty surrounding the US election and the next US fiscal stimulus package dampened equity market sentiment.

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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, this share class of the fund does distribute dividend.

ESG Integration policy

The Fund 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. Moreover, an in-house Sustainability Investing (SI) research team integrates financially-material sector and company-specific sustainability analysis into investment cases which are integrated into the fundamental analysis and stock valuations process by a dedicated thematic equity team. 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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Long-term drivers such as population growth, the growing global middle class, urbanization, water pollution, aging infrastructure and climate change are intact, and these trends are expected to generate growth opportunities in the water value chain. However, short-term trends such as more stringent regulations for water quality, new infrastructure construction, refurbishing of outdated infrastructure, metering, desalination and water recycling are also evident. It is expected that the bulk water supply contract between Hong Kong and Guangdong Investments will be renewed in November. The contract is renewed every three years. The takeover battle between Veolia Environnement and Suez is still ongoing. Suez is still trying to stay independent, putting a poison pill into place, i.e. ring-fencing the French water business which would make it more difficult for Veolia Environnement to acquire Suez.

Dieter Küffer, CFA
Dieter Küffer, CFA

Dieter Küffer, CFA

Dieter Küffer is Head of Thematic Investing Water/Healthy Living / Circular Economy and Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Equities strategy. Prior to joining Robeco, he led a team responsible for the management of actively managed equity mandates on behalf of Swiss institutional clients at UBS Asset Management in Zurich. He began his career as an investment counsel in the Private Banking Division of UBS. Dieter Küffer holds a federal diploma as Swiss-Certified Banking Expert and is a CFA Charterholder. He joined Robeco in 2001.

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ISINLU2146191999
BloombergROSWEGG LX
Valoren55744755
WKNA2QD3R
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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 0.05% 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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