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Robeco Global Consumer Trends Equities B USD

Reference index: MSCI All Country World Index (Net Return, USD)
ISIN: LU0951559953
  • Invests in consumer exposed companies worldwide (e.g. leading digital platforms, media companies, online travel agencies, luxury manufacturers and strong consumer brands)
  • Top-down trend selection and bottom-up stock selection using proprietary valuation models
  • Risk limitation through diversification over multiple trends with different drivers and risk characteristics
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About this fund

Robeco Global Consumer Trends Equities invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund invests in a number of structural growth trends in consumer spending. The first is the "digital consumer". The second trend is that of growing consumer spending in emerging markets. The third trend focuses on the appeal of "strong brands". The fund managers aims to select stocks of the structural winners within these trends.

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Market development

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Ever since the global financial crisis, August has frequently proved difficult for financial markets. This summer was no exception. Investors had to digest the reintroduction of US sanctions against Iran, new tensions between Turkey and the US, a deterioration of trade talks between the US and China, and volatility in the Italian government bond market. Most equity markets and risk assets sold off, with the notable exception of the S&P 500, where extraordinarily strong macro data, and a general absence of any inflation concerns, once again pushed the index higher.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions. Typically currency hedging is not applied.

Dividend policy

In principle the fund distributes dividend four times a year. The fund's policy aims at realizing as the maximum possible capital growth within the pre-set risk limits. A high dividend return is therefore not a separate objective.

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco Global Consumer Trends Equities, we combine fundamental analysis with proprietary Robeco quantitative models and sustainability data from RobecoSAM to come to a portfolio of investment ideas of 50–70 companies.

Investment policy

Allocation to long-term growth trends offer possibilities of outperforming the broader market over a 3-5 year investment horizon. This trend fund invests in companies in consumer-related industries worldwide that benefit most from the selected long-term trends. Global population growth, urbanization, higher household incomes, technological changes and growth in emerging markets are the main drivers for our trend strategies. The fund managers select the companies that have as pure as possible exposure to the selected trends and themes. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Companies are individually assessed on the basis of in-depth discussions with corporate management and consultations with internal and external analysts. 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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Macroeconomic data continues to point to an improvement in the overall economy. The Fed has embarked on a path to slowly raise interest rates. Economic momentum is slowly improving, also in Europe. Emerging markets continue to show above-average growth. We remain positive on the longer-term outlook, as the fundamentals (market growth, market leadership, margin profile, etc.) of our investments remain strong.

Jack Neele & Richard Speetjens
Jack Neele & Richard Speetjens

Jack Neele & Richard Speetjens

Mr.Jack Neele, Portfolio Manager within the Robeco Trends Investing Equities team since April 2006. Before managing the Robeco Global Consumer Trend Equities fund, Jack was responsible for Robeco IT Equities fund. Prior to joining Robeco in 2006, Jack was employed by Mees Pierson as a portfolio manager active global equity for seven years, also responsible for alternative investments. Jack started his career in the investment industry in 1999. He holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is an EFFAS certified Financial Analyst. Jack is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Mr. Richard Speetjens, Portfolio Manager within the Robeco Trends Investing Equities team. He joined Robeco in June 2007 to co-manage two European equity funds. Prior to joining Robeco in June 2007, he was employed by Van Lanschot Asset Management as a portfolio manager European Equities. He started his career in 2000, as a portfolio manager European Equities at Philips Investment Management. Richard is a CFA charter holder and holds a Master's degree in Business Economics and Finance from Maastricht University. Richard is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute.

Details

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Management companyRobeco Luxembourg S.A.
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ISINLU0951559953
BloombergRGCTBUS LX
Valoren21815789
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AvailabilityBE, HK, IT, LU, SG, CH
1st quotation date1373846400000
Close financial year31-12
Legal statusInvestment company with variable capital incorporated under Luxembourg law (SICAV)
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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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