RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities S USD
High conviction fund seeking companies that enable the low carbon transition
Every share class of a product invests in the same portfolio of securities and has the same investment objectives and policies. However, their parameters might deviate. For instance and amongst others, their distribution type, currency exposure or fees and expenses might differ. The most common share classes at Robeco are:
a) D/DH shares, which are regular shares and available for all Investors;
b) I/IH shares, for institutional investors as defined from time to time by the Luxembourg supervisory authority.
For more information on share classes please go to the prospectus.
Class and codes
MSCI World Climate Change Index (Net Return, USD)
Under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, products can be labelled as either Article 6, 8 or 9 fund.
Article 6 - The fund is not in scope of enhanced sustainability disclosures compared to Article 8 and 9.
Article 8 - The fund does not have a sustainable investment objective but promotes environmental or social characteristics and is subject to enhanced sustainability disclosures.
Article 9 - The fund has a sustainable investment objective and is subject to enhanced sustainability disclosures.
Regardless of Article 8 or 9, the companies in which investments are made must follow good governance practices, and sustainable investments must not do any significant harm.
- Performance & costs
- Investing in companies enabling the transition to Net Zero
- High Conviction strategy using a fundamental, bottom-up research-based investment process
- Aiming for both real world impact while at the same time enabling and a fair transition and minimizing negative social impacts
About this fund
RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in developed countries across the world with a goal of decarbonization towards Net Zero. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective, within the meaning of Article 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on Sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector. The fund aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the portfolio and thereby contribute towards the goals of the Paris agreement to keep the maximum global temperature rise well-below 2◦C. The fund also aims to achieve a better return than the index.
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Chris Berkouwer is Co-Lead Portfolio Manager and member of the Global Equity team. He is responsible for fundamental global equities with a focus on companies in the energy, materials and industrials sectors, climate and portfolio construction. He joined Robeco in 2010. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst for the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He conducted country, industry and company research for various equity teams prior to joining the Global Equity team. He a holds Master's in Business Administration and International Public Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Yanxin Liu is Portfolio Manager and member of the Global Equity team. She is responsible for fundamental global equities with a focus on all sectors and on portfolio construction. Yanxin spent 11 years with our Emerging Markets Equity team, prior to joining the Global Equity team in 2022. Within the Emerging Markets team her focus was on all sectors in Greater China. Prior to that, Yanxin worked for DSM Pension Services in the Netherlands as an analyst focusing on US large-cap equities. Yanxin has a Master’s in Finance from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Bachelor’s in Financial Accounting from Nankai University in Tianjin, China. She became a CFA® charterholder in 2015 and is a native Mandarin speaker.
Since inception 07/2022
Indication of annual charges that are deducted for this fund. This indication is based on the costs over the last calendar year and may vary from year to year. Transaction costs incurred by the fund, any performance fees and other one-off costs are not included in the ongoing charges.
Included management fee
A fee paid by the fund to the asset management company for the professional management of the fund.
Included service fee
This fee is intended to cover official fees, such as the cost of annual reports, annual shareholders' meetings and price publications.
The transaction costs shown are the average annual transaction costs over the last three years calculated in accordance with European regulations.
Fiscal product treatment
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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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns.
The fund does not distribute dividend. The fund retains any income that is earned and so its entire performance is reflected in its share price.
RobecoSAM Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in developed countries across the world, with the sustainable investment objective of decarbonization towards Net Zero. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund also aims to achieve a better return than the index.
Risk management is fully embedded in the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines
The fact that the sub-fund has obtained this label does not mean that it meets your personal sustainability goals or that the label is in line with requirements arising from any future national or European rules. The label obtained is valid for one year and subject to annual reappraisal. More information on this label.
ESG Important Information
The sustainability information below can help investors integrate sustainability considerations in their process. This information is for informational purposes only. The reported sustainability information may not at all be used in relation to binding elements for this fund. A decision to invest should take into account all characteristics or objectives of the fund as described in the prospectus.
The fund’s sustainable investment objective is to contribute to keeping global temperature rise well-below 2°C by reducing the carbon footprint of the fund. Climate change and sustainability considerations are incorporated in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, as well as voting. Firstly, the fund does not invest in stock issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. This includes activity-based exclusions of Article 12 of the EU regulation on Climate Transition Benchmarks, EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks and sustainability-related disclosures for benchmarks as applicable. Secondly, the fund focuses on investing in companies that have set Net Zero goals by 2050 and examines other financially material ESG factors in the portfolio construction. Thirdly, by restricting the GHG emissions, the carbon footprint of the fund is made lower than that of the Climate transition benchmark to ensure alignment with the desired decarbonization trajectory of 7% year on year. Further, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to exclusion. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.The following sections display the ESG-metrics for this fund along with short descriptions. For more information please visit the sustainability-related disclosures.The index used for all sustainability visuals is based on MSCI World Climate Change Index (Net Return, USD).
Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -6.01%. October was a challenging month from both an absolute return (-5.9%) and relative perspective (-2.4%). Sector-wise, materials and utilities added the most to performance, whereas the technology sector caused the most headaches by far, followed by the consumer sectors. At the stock level, data analytics company RELX continued its ascent after its publishing arm signed a deal with a German academics consortium, which was certainly positive for sentiment on the stock, and will most likely also draw a line under investors' concerns regarding the profit model in this division. The largest performance detractor in October was SolarEdge, hitting its self-destruct button after flagging multiple unexpected headwinds until year-end, but also well into next year. With management still signaling strong order trends a month earlier, credibility definitely got a big hit with this large profit warning and bearish outlook commentary. Another disappointing holding was Lattice Semiconductor, maker of low-power logic devices, which plummeted following weak results on the back of order weakness across most of its consumer and industrial end-markets.
Expectation of fund manager
Against a volatile macro background, only few business models remain relatively unscathed. Even with the fastest monetary tightening by the Fed in forty years, labor and inflation data remains stubbornly sticky. As argued before, the transition to net zero is inherently inflationary as well. In combination with again rising energy prices as a result of escalating geopolitical flashpoints, the higher-for-longer rate mantra makes more sense than an imminent easing policy cycle kicking in. Consequently, market leadership will continue to be narrow, with familiar quality hiding places becoming overcrowded. And although positioning still argues for such caution and a quality tilt, the upside we do see is that in market routs like these, interesting opportunities do arise. At this stage we do not expect one neat clearing event for our universe, but we do see proof points that we are past peak fears, and hence ready ourselves to jump on glimmers of light in an overcast space. With our comprehensive approach to climate investing, we think we have the right strategy to capitalize on such opportunities.
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Investment involves risks. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. The information contained in this website is provided for reference only and does not constitute any investment advice. Investors are advised to seek independent advice before making any investment decision. Please refer to the relevant offering documents for details including the risk factors before making any investment decisions. This web page is published by Robeco Hong Kong Limited and has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission.
Positive distribution yield does not imply positive return. Investors should not make any investment decision solely based on information contained in the table. You should read the relevant offering document (including the key facts statement) of the fund for further details including the risk factors.
Annualized yield is calculated with the following formula: Sum of the monthly dividends over a period of 12 months / average of the applicable prices of the first business day of these 12 months * 100%
Where a reference is made to the frequency of dividend distributions, this frequency is an aim and not a guarantee. The fund may at its discretion pay dividend out from capital. Dividend yield is not guaranteed, and is not indicative the return of the Fund. The yield figure is for reference only. The fund may at its discretion to pay dividend out from capital. Distributions out of capital may result in the reduction of an investor’s original capital invested in the Sub-fund or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment of the Sub-fund. Also, any distributions involving the capital and/or capital gains may result in an immediate reduction of the net asset value per share of the relevant class. Payment of dividends out of capital amounts to a return or withdrawal of part of an investor’s original investment or from any capital gains attributable to that original investment. If there is a change of distribution policy of the Sub-fund, the Management Company will seek the prior approval of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong ('SFC') and provide at least one month’s prior notice to affected Shareholders.