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Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities FH CHF

Reference index: Russell Mid Cap Value index (Gross Total Return, hedged into CHF)
ISIN: LU1278322422
  • Mid-cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization of USD 750 million or more.
  • Investment discipline based on bottom-up fundamental research
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities invests in midcap stocks in the United States. 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 750 million. Its bottom-up stock-selection 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 Select Opportunities Equities FH CHF

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Market development

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Markets declined in October as a result of macroeconomic pressures resulting from trade wars, mid-term elections, hawkish Fed statements and slowing economic growth in China and Europe. The S&P 500 was down 6.84% but value indexes fared much better than their growth comparisons. In the large cap space, the Russell 1000 Value Index was lower by 5.18% compared to 8.94% for the growth version. Large caps outperformed small and mid caps and from a sector standpoint, defensives led the market with utilities, REITs and consumer staples at the top of the sector returns.

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Currency policy

Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars. The subfund is denominated in Swiss Franc. The subfund also uses derivatives to hedge to the Swiss Franc.

Dividend policy

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

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco BP US Select Opportunities 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-to-book ratios, 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 into the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

Expectation of fund manager

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The markets ignored positive economic reports in the US with GDP coming in at 3.5%, strong consumer confidence, productivity gains and inflation declines, to trade lower in October. With November bringing another election in the United States, reaction to the result will impact the market during the early part of November with the Republicans hoping to maintain control of the Senate and Democrats looking likely to take control of the house. Historically, post mid-term election results have been positive without a major negative impact on the markets. Trade concerns will continue to be the major problem area for the market and many eyes will focus on the APEC and G20 summits where the US and China will both be in attendance. As always, the fund will continue to exhibit a strong valuation edge, solid business fundamentals and improving business momentum.

Steven L. Pollack, CFA
Steven L. Pollack, CFA

Steven L. Pollack, CFA

Mr. Pollack is the equity portfolio manager for Boston Partners Mid Cap Value Equity product.  He is in his fifteenth year with the firm.  He joined the firm from Hughes Investments where he spent twelve years as an equity portfolio manager, managing value equity across the market capitalization spectrum.  He also oversaw the outside investment managers who manage assets for Hughes' pension plan.  He began his career at Hughes as an Investment Analyst where he spent four years covering a variety of industries and sectors.  Prior to that, he was with Remington, Inc., and Arthur Anderson & Co.  Mr. Pollack is a graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He has thirty-one years of investment experience.

Details

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ISINLU1278322422
BloombergRUSOEFC LX
Valoren29269690
WKNA14ZPD
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1st quotation date1440633600000
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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