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Robeco Chinese A-share Equities I EUR

Index: MSCI China A International Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU1529950088
  • Focused investing in Chinese A-share equities, benefiting from the Robeco access to RQFII quota
  • Market developments in China are reflected in the fund's price development
  • Concentrated portfolio of 30 to 50 stocks
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About this fund

Robeco Chinese A-share Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in Chinese A-shares. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund identifies attractive macro-economic themes and selects fundamentally sound companies which can be large caps, midcaps and/or small caps. The fund selects primarily domestic Chinese stocks (A-shares).

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Robeco Chinese A-share Equities I EUR

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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 10.54%. Robeco Chinese A-share Equities underperformed its reference index by -2.1% in June. Positive sector contributions came from industrials and energy, whereas negative contributions came from consumer staples and utilities.The main contributors to performance were Hoymiles Power Electronics, Contemporary Amperex Technology, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals, LONGi Green Energy Technology and Shede Spirits. The main detractors were China Yangtze Power, GoerTek, Flat Glass Group, Montage Technology and Henan Mingtai Aluminum Industrial.

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Market development

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In June, the Chinese economy rebounded from the sharp slowdown in April and May. The NBS manufacturing PMI returned to expansionary territory for the first time since March, reaching 50.2 in June, vs. 49.6 in May. The production index rose the most, by 3.1 ppt to 52.8, reflecting continued supply chain resumption amid eased lockdowns. Demand also improved, with higher new orders, increased purchases, and reduced finished goods inventory. Services activity firmed up as the non-manufacturing PMI jumped 6.9 ppt to 54.7 in June, driven by the sharp 7.2 ppt increase in the services PMI, as non-essential services reopened more broadly amid lower Omicron caseloads. Business activity returned to expansion across accommodation, catering and culture & entertainment. The construction PMI increased by 4.4 ppt to 56.6, reflecting continued pass-through from policy easing.

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Currency policy

The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns.

Dividend policy

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.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest 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 existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. 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 Chinese A-share Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in Chinese A-shares. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. 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. The fund identifies attractive macro-economic themes and selects fundamentally sound companies which can be large caps, midcaps and/or small caps. The fund selects primarily domestic Chinese stocks (A-shares).The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The investment policy is not constrained by a Benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark 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 market weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully integrated into 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 through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest 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 existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. 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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We have a relatively constructive view on the A-shares market, but it could be volatile given the potential property sector impact, geopolitical risks and zero-Covid policy in 2022.22Q2 is likely to be the near-term bottom for the Chinese economy, thanks to the reopening of Shanghai and the pro-growth policies announced by the government, such as acceleration of infrastructure spending, subsidies for auto purchase, easing of the property sector and conclusion of internet crackdowns. China's easing monetary cycle, helped by low inflation, diverges from the rest of the developing markets, which provides support for relative resilience. The biggest risk for China in Q2, the massive lockdown based on the zero-Covid policy, has finally turned the corner, as Shanghai is reopening. Going forward, although China will still stick with the zero-Covid policy, which could limit the pace of recovery, its implementation will be a combination of mass testing and quick, smaller-scale lockdowns, which is not ideal, but will have much less economic impact than the Shanghai lockdown.

Team China, advised by Jie Lu
Team China, advised by Jie Lu

Team China, advised by Jie Lu

The Chinese Equities investment team consists of five investment professionals with an average experience of 10 years, combining complementary skills and worldwide investment backgrounds. The team’s portfolio managers place local insights into the context of a wider regional and global perspective. Local presence in Hong Kong and Shanghai allows for optimal coverage of both off- and onshore markets, respectively. Mr. Lu is the Head of Investments China. He is responsible for Robeco’s overall investments and research activities in China. Before joining Robeco in Nov 2015, Mr. Lu worked as a Portfolio Manager at Norges Bank Investment Management in Shanghai from 2011 to 2015, and as an analyst in Hong Kong from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, he worked at the M&A department of Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd. Mr. Lu started his career as an engineer at Motorola, Inc. in 2000 and subsequently held several managerial positions. Mr. Lu is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. He holds an MBA with Distinction in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the US. He also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in the US and a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Fudan University in China.

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ISINLU1529950088
BloombergROCAEIE LX
Valoren34852557
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1st quotation date1595894400000
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 0.01% 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

Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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