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Robeco Emerging Stars Equities F EUR

Reference index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0792910050
  • Invests flexibly and dynamically
  • Focuses on the most attractive emerging countries
  • Concentrated portfolio of about 35 to 50 stocks
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About this fund

Robeco Emerging Stars Equities invests in stocks 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 monitored well. 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 concentrated portfolio.

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Market development

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In September, emerging markets declined by 0.4% in euros, lagging developed markets which were up 0.7%. Best-performing countries were Turkey, Russia and Brazil, while India, the Philippines and Greece performed worst. 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. In India, especially 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. China retaliated moderately, but also announced some measures to open up the economy. 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.

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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns and can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend and so both the income earned by the fund and its overall performance are reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco Emerging Stars 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 Stars Equities invests globally in emerging economies. The focus is on companies which combine a sound business model and solid growth prospects with a reasonable valuation. 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. On average, the fund invests in 35-50 companies and portfolio construction is independent of the index. Risk management is fully integrated in the investment process to ensure that positions meet predefined guidelines and the portfolio is diversified. The fund can protect investors from negative currency developments through active currency hedging. The fund aims to be fully invested. Robeco Emerging Stars aims to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets 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 into the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

Expectation of fund manager

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Emerging markets have experienced a couple of serious thunderstorms. The Trump government has not backed down on the China trade side and rising US interest rates has further hurt emerging sentiment, with several countries seeing significant currency depreciation. Election uncertainty in Brazil and potential additional sanctions against Russia did not help either. At the same time, economic numbers are still pretty good, with relatively stable growth and low inflation in most emerging countries. And with the market correction, more negative scenarios are already priced in, leaving room for upside if the actual outcome is less worse than expected. A case in point is Mexico, which has been one of the better emerging countries thanks to more market-friendly comments from upcoming president Lopez Obrador and a new trade agreement with the US. For now, we think it is still too early to become strongly positive, yet we would also caution against being too negative given still robust growth, attractive valuations and low expectations.

Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli, Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis
Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli, Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis

Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli, Wim-Hein Pals, Dimitri Chatzoudis

Mr. van der Hart, Vice President, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Robeco and member of the Emerging Markets Team. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager Robeco Eastern European Equities Fund. Before that, he held a position as a Senior Portfolio Manager Latin American Equities with Robeco. He is a graduate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a Master's degree in Econometrics. Mr. Pals, Executive Vice President, is Head of Emerging Markets Equities with Robeco. He also is the Fund Manager for the Robeco CGF Emerging Markets Equities. From 1998 to 2001 Wim-Hein was Senior Portfolio Manager in emerging European and African equities. Prior to this assignment, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager in emerging Asian equities. Wim-Hein Pals has been working as a Fund Manager since 1992. He holds a master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from the Eindhoven University of Technology as well as a master's degree in Business Economics from Tilburg University. Wim-Hein is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Mr. Dimitri Chatzoudis, Senior Portfolio Manager. Dimitiri is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Robeco and a member of the Emerging Markets Equities team since June 2008. He is responsible for the team's investments in Central Europe and South Africa. He started his career at ABN AMRO in 1993 as a buy side analyst, responsible for the IT sector. He transitioned to the Emerging Markets team at ABN AMRO in 2000, where he was responsible for the Eastern Europe Fund as the lead portfolio manager and from 2005 to May 2008 as the lead portfolio manager of the Global Emerging Market portfolios. Dimitri holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and became a VBA charter holder in 1997. He is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

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ISINLU0792910050
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Valoren18786529
WKNA1161P
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1st quotation date1341360000000
Close financial year31-12
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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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