globalen
Image

Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Eq.Z USD

Reference index: MSCI Emerging Markets Mid Cap Index (Net Return, USD)
ISIN: LU0858444234
  • The fund offers the ability to invest in smaller companies that benefit from the domestic demand growth theme across global emerging markets.
  • Companies in this universe are frequently under-researched and undervalued, which often creates additional investment opportunities for professional investors.
  • Research indicates that correlation of emerging markets mid and small caps with developed markets is lower than for EM larger companies. Hence, EM Smaller companies offer better diversification benefits
Assets class
Current price ()
Performance YTD ()
Currency USD
Total size of fund ()
Dividend payingNo

About this fund

Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies invests in stocks of small and midsized companies located in emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. In general, emerging economies are growing faster than developed countries and have stronger balance sheets for governments, companies and households. Common risks in emerging economies are political and governance risks, that need to be closely monitored. The fund selects investments based on a combination of top-down country analysis and bottom-up stock ideas. The focus is on companies with a sound business model, solid growth prospects and reasonable valuation. The fund has a diversified portfolio.

Price development

No performance data available

Price development

Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Eq.Z USD

Performance

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundPerformances.date,'llll') ]}}
Fund Reference index
1m
3m
YTD
1 year
2 years
3 years
5 years
10 years
{{'fund.detail.performance.period.sinceInception' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundPerformances.sinceStart.startDate,'MM-YYYY') ]}}
The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Annualized (for periods longer than one year).
Cumulized (total amount of return).
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.
Fund Reference index
The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Annualized (for periods longer than one year).
Cumulized (total amount of return).
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.

Statistics

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundStatistics.date,'llll') ]}}
3 years 5 years
Standard deviation
Max. monthly gain (%)
Tracking error ex-post (%)
Alpha
Beta
Sharpe ratio
Information ratio
Max. monthly loss (%)
Above mentioned ratios are based on gross of fees returns
3 years 5 years
Hit ratio (%)
Hit ratio Bear (%)
Hit ratio Bull (%)
Months Bear market
Months Bull market
Months outperformance
Months outperformance Bear
Months outperformance Bull
Above mentioned ratios are based on gross of fees returns
Fund Reference index
Option Adjusted Modified Duration (years)
Maturity (years)
Rating
Yield to Worst (%)

Market development

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundInvestmentExplanations.date,'llll') ]}}

In September, the MSCI EM Midcap index declined by 1.37% in euros, lagging developed markets which were up 0.7%. Best-performing countries were Turkey, Chile, Peru, Czech Republic and Brazil, while India, the Philippines and Greece were the worst-performing. The Turkish lira and equity market rebounded sharply after the central bank significantly hiked interest rates at last. Russia was helped by a 7% rise in the oil price, which also supported the energy sector across emerging markets. The Brazilian market is now focusing on the upcoming elections in October, which will probably be a tight race between right-wing populist and market favorite Bolsonaro and left-wing candidate Haddad from Lula’s PT party. In India, the financial sector performed poorly after the infrastructure conglomerate IL&FS defaulted on its loans. As of 24 September, the US has imposed a 10% import tariff on USD 200 billion of Chinese goods, which will be increased to a 25% tariff from January 2019. Global monetary policies are getting tighter, with another rate hike by the Fed on the agenda, and interest rate hikes in Russia, Indonesia, Philippines and the Czech Republic as well.

Fund allocation

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundAllocations.date,'llll') ]}}
Name Sector Weight
{{fund.fundInvestmentExplanations.top10}}

Fund Classification

YesNoN/A 
Voting
Engagement
ESG integration
Exclusion
YesNoN/A 
Screening
Integration
Sustainability Themed Fund

Currency policy

The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns. However, given the high transaction costs involved, the fund will be reluctant to use this possibility.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Equities, ESG factors are incorporated in the investment and decision-making process. A proprietary bi-annual corporate governance questionnaire is an integral part of the fundamental framework. The team assesses shareholder, board, management, government, social and environmental factors where appropriate. The team also includes ESG considerations in their country allocation process. ESG-based considerations impact the stock valuation analysis. Relevant ESG issues are discussed with company management on a case by case basis. Input from RobecoSAM Sustainability analysts is used to further enhance ESG integration in the investment process.

Investment policy

Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies invests globally in emerging economies. The focus is on companies which combine a sound business model and solid growth prospects with a reasonable valuation. These companies are less internationally active and their performance has a strong relation with the domestic economic development. The first step in portfolio composition is the top-down country selection, as research shows that country specific factors drive stock returns in emerging markets. The second step is in-depth fundamental analysis of companies and serves to identify stocks with the ability to outperform in the long run. Key items of our fundamental analysis are: growth prospects of sector, position of company within sector, competitive strength, financial health and strategy, corporate governance and management quality. We screen stocks with our proprietary quantitative model for attractive characteristics. Risk management is fully integrated in the investment process to ensure that positions meet predefined guidelines and the portfolio is well diversified. The fund can protect investors from negative currency developments through active currency hedging. The fund aims to be fully invested. Robeco Emerging Markets Smaller Companies aims to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Mid Cap Index over a full market cycle. This Sub-fund may invest in China A-shares via the QFII and/or a Stock Connect Programme which may entail additional clearing and settlement, regulatory, operational and counterparty risks.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundFacts.date,'llll') ]}}

Due to their solid financial position and a rising domestic customer base, emerging markets are well positioned nowadays to withstand lower growth in developed markets. Economic growth is likely to stay higher than for developed markets. The long-term outlook for emerging markets is positive, and is still supported by relatively attractive valuation levels, a higher long-term earnings growth outlook and potential currency appreciation.

Karnail Sangha
Karnail Sangha

Karnail Sangha

Mr. Karnail Sangha is a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of the Emerging Markets Equities team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2000, he was employed by AEGON Asset Management as Risk Manager/Controller for one year. Karnail started his career in the investment industry in 1999. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He is CFA charterholder and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

Details

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundFacts.date,'llll') ]}}
Management company
Fund capital
Outstanding shares
ISINLU0858444234
BloombergRCGREZU LX
Valoren20088420
WKN
Availability
1st quotation date1355702400000
Close financial year31-12
Legal status
Tracking error limit (%)
Reference index

Cost of this fund

Ongoing charges

This fund deducts ongoing charges of
These charges comprise
Management fee
Service fee

Transaction costs

The expected transaction costs are

Performance fee

This fund may also deduct a performance fee of

Extra fees

max entry fee
Max exit fee
Max sub fee
Max switch fee

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.

Disclaimer

The information contained in the website is solely intended for professional investors. Some funds shown on this website fall outside the scope of the Dutch Act on the Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and therefore do not (need to) have a license from the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The funds shown on this website may not be available in your country. Please select your country website (top right corner) to view the products that are available in your country.

Neither information nor any opinion expressed on the website constitutes a solicitation, an offer or a recommendation to buy, sell or dispose of any investment, to engage in any other transaction or to provide any investment advice or service. An investment in a Robeco product should only be made after reading the related legal documents such as management regulations, prospectuses, annual and semi-annual reports, which can be all be obtained free of charge at this website and at the Robeco offices in each country where Robeco has a presence.

By clicking Proceed I confirm that I am a professional investor and that I have read, understood and accept the terms of use for this website.

Decline