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Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities FH EUR

Reference index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU0940004327
  • Large cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization greater than $2 billion.
  • Bottom-up fundamental research investment discipline
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities invests in largecap stocks in the US. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion. Its bottom-up stockselection process seeks to find undervalued stocks and is guided by a disciplined value approach, intensive internal research and risk aversion.

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Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities FH EUR

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Market development

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The normally quiet holiday month of August witnessed further advances in US markets with the broader S&P 500 Index climbing 3.26%, achieving a gain of close to 10% for the eight months of 2018. Small caps led the advances in the Russell Value indices, with a gain of 2.38%, followed by a rise of 1.55% for the Russell 3000 Value Index and 1.48% for the Large Cap Russell 1000 Value Index. Mid caps were the weakest performers, rising 1.36%. There was a reversal from the prior month with all the Russell Growth indices outperforming their relevant Value counterparties.

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Currency policy

Investments are exclusively made in securities denominated in US dollars. The fund is denominated in euros. Derivatives are used to hedge currency to the euro.

Dividend policy

No dividend is distributed. All returns are reinvested and translated into price gains.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities, ESG factors are qualitatively considered on an individual basis in the fundamental analysis but are not structurally integrated in the investment process.

Investment policy

The fund's broad definition of value looks beyond traditional value characteristics such as low Price/Earnings and Price/Book, and includes analysis of long-term business fundamentals and short term business momentum. The fund's investment objective is to participate in rising markets and preserve capital in falling markets through diligent risk management.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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Stocks rose in August despite ongoing trade and geopolitical concerns. America’s bull market in equities has become the longest in history. Growth stocks and stocks with strong price momentum have led the market, presenting a headwind to our value-focused investment process. If history is any guide, this will not last, and value will fall back into favor. The market has also been upended by difficult-to-quantify risks from growing trade tensions, which are garnering more media attention and the attention of investors these days. We are cautiously optimistic that the worst projections will fall short of reality and are confident that the portfolio is well-positioned when value gains prominence again.

Mark Donovan, CFA & David Pyle, CFA
Mark Donovan, CFA & David Pyle, CFA

Mark Donovan, CFA & David Pyle, CFA

Mr. Donovan is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Boston Partners and lead portfolio manager for BP Large Cap Value portfolios. He is responsible for strategic and tactical operating decisions affecting the firm. He was one of the founding partners of Boston Partners Asset Management in 1995. He joined the firm from The Boston Company where he was Senior Vice President and equity portfolio manager. He also spent five years as a consulting associate with Kaplan, Smith & Associates, and two years as a securities analyst for Value Line Inc. Mr. Donovan holds a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has thirty-four years of investment experience.Mr. Pyle is a portfolio manager for Boston Partners Large Cap Value portfolios. Prior to assuming this role, he was a research analyst covering the utility, insurance, leisure & lodging, packaging, publishing, and computer equipment & services sectors. Mr. Pyle joined the firm from State Street Research where he was a research analyst and associate portfolio manager in their equity value group. Prior to that, he spent five years with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Pyle holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, and an M.B.A. degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Pyle holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has twenty years of investment experience. 

Details

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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU0940004327
BloombergROULCFH LX
Valoren21527903
WKNA1XDVD
AvailabilityAT, BE, CL, FI, FR, DE, IE, LU, NL, NO, SG, ES, SE, CH, GB
1st quotation date1378252800000
Close financial year31-12
Legal statusInvestment company with variable capital incorporated under Luxembourg law (SICAV)
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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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