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Robeco Emerging Stars Equities IL USD

Reference index: MSCI Emerging Markets Index (Net Return, USD)
ISIN: LU1278322851
  • 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 April, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index increased by 2.3% in euros, lagging the 3.7% increase for developed markets. Best countries were Egypt, South Africa, Qatar, Mexico and the UAE, while Pakistan, Turkey and Colombia were the worst performing countries. South Africa performed well in the run-up to the national elections in May, also reflected by an appreciation of the rand. In Turkey, the opposition did relatively well in local elections, winning the elections in Ankara and Istanbul. In Indonesia, president Joko Widodo has likely won the presidential elections, but the final outcome will only come in May. Economic data from China was broadly positive, with improving growth numbers for industrial production and retail sales, and stable Q1 GDP growth at 6.4%. Oil prices rose further in April to USD73, as the US decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying Iranian crude.

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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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Two important global factors have turned to a positive direction very recently. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell sent a more dovish message on interest rate increases this year, and the headlines on the China-US trade negotiations indicated that a trade deal had become more likely. However, the recent decision by president Trump to increase import tariffs on USD 200 bln of Chinese goods shows tensions between the two parties have risen again, and that the negotiations are now in a critical phase. Emerging markets remain attractively valued at around a 20% to 25% discount to developed markets, while average GDP growth will be around 4% versus 2% in developed markets. Earnings expectations, however, are still coming down, although they are not particularly high with growth estimated at 6%. Finally, sentiment has improved with renewed inflows into the asset class.

Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli
Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli

Jaap van der Hart, Fabiana Fedeli

Jaap van der Hart is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco’s high conviction emerging markets strategy since its inception in November 2006. He has been with Robeco since 1994, starting at the Quantitative Research department and moving to the Emerging Markets Equities team in 2000. Over time, he has been responsible for the investments in South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Mexico, China and Taiwan. He coordinates the country allocation process and he has been the Emerging Stars fund manager since its launch in 2006. Since 2015, he is also the fund manager of the Emerging Opportunities fund. Jaap holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has published several academic articles on stock selection in emerging markets. Fabiana Fedeli is Global Head of Fundamental Equities and Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equities team where she is responsible for portfolio construction and country allocation. She has a background as Portfolio Manager and Analyst on Asia and US equities in London, New York and Tokyo. Prior to her current role, Fabiana was the lead Portfolio Manager on the Asia (ex Japan) Equity fund at Pioneer Asset Management. She joined Pioneer following the sale of Occam Asset Management, where she was Partner and Fund Manager. She began her career at ING Barings as a research analyst covering Japanese equities in Tokyo. Fabiana holds a Master of Economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and a Degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan.

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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 0.01% 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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