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Robeco BP US Premium Equities D USD

Index: Russell 3000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, USD)
ISIN: LU0226953718
  • All cap value fund.
  • Selects the best investment candidate available irrespective of its market cap
  • Bottom-up fundamental research investment discipline.
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Premium Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in the United States. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The portfolio is consistently built from the bottom up, to exhibit attractive valuation, strong business fundamentals and improving business momentum. These companies can be large-caps, mid-caps or small-caps.

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Robeco BP US Premium Equities D USD

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The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.

Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -5.46%. Robeco BP US Premium Equities outperformed the Russell 3000 Value Index in April, with stock selection driving the outperformance, largely from the healthcare and information technology sectors. In healthcare, the fund's overweight position in pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson added value. The company reported first-quarter earnings above consensus estimates aided by growth in its medical device segment. Positions in health insurer Anthem and distributor McKesson also outperformed and contributed positively to relative performance. In technology, payment platform FLEETCOR had a strong month, as the company continues to buy back shares and rising fuel prices flow through to their top line, supporting growth. From a sector allocation perspective, the fund saw its underweight exposure to consumer staples have the largest negative impact. The final note on the sector allocation effect is a positive one, with the largest fund overweight, healthcare, adding value, as the sector held up decently well in the sell-off during the month.

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Market development

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Markets in the United States as measured by the S&P 500 fell sharply, -8.72%, in April, as investors are adjusting their expectations on the pace of monetary tightening as the Federal Reserve seeks to dampen the current inflationary environment. Value equities strongly outperformed their growth counterparts through all market capitalizations over the month as measured by their respective Russell indices, albeit in negative territory.

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Currency policy

Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars.

Dividend policy

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

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a carbon target, engagement and voting. Through exclusions the fund avoids investments in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess the sustainability risk profile of companies. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. The fund also targets a lower carbon footprint compared to the reference index. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Investment policy

Robeco BP US Premium Equities is an actively managed fund that invests across market capitalizations and sectors in a flexible manner. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The portfolio is consistently built from the bottom up to exhibit attractive valuation, strong business fundamentals and improving business momentum. The fund promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region based exclusions, proxy voting and engagement. Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars. The fund is denominated in euros. The majority of stocks selected will be components of the benchmark, but stocks outside the benchmark may be selected too. While the investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark, the fund may use one 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 marketweighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

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

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Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a carbon target, engagement and voting. Through exclusions the fund avoids investments in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess the sustainability risk profile of companies. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. The fund also targets a lower carbon footprint compared to the reference index. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Expectation of fund manager

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As of right now, there is no end in sight for the Russia/Ukraine conflict and the chance of further escalation is high. Inflation reports released during April were daunting. Given these releases, members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), including Chairman Powell himself, began to indicate that one or more 50 basis point hikes in the Fed funds rate would probably be needed to quell inflation. Volatility in the markets is and should remain elevated. As always, the fund remains well positioned, with holdings that reflect Boston Partners' three-circle characteristics – attractive valuations, solid business fundamentals and identifiable catalysts.

Duilio R. Ramallo, CFA
Duilio R. Ramallo, CFA

Duilio R. Ramallo, CFA

Mr. Ramallo is the senior portfolio manager for Boston Partners Premium Equity product.  Previously, Mr. Ramallo was the assistant portfolio manager for the Small Cap Value products.  Prior to his portfolio management role, Mr. Ramallo was a research analyst for Boston Partners.  He joined the firm from Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., where he spent three years, most recently in their Los Angeles office.  Mr. Ramallo holds a B.A. degree in economics/business from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  He has twenty years of investment experience.

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ISINLU0226953718
BloombergRGCUPUD LX
Valoren2242466
WKNA0F61P
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1st quotation date1128297600000
Close financial year31-12
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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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