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Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities D EUR

Reference index: MSCI All Country World Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0974293671
  • Invests in the structural trends worldwide (e.g. "the digital world" and the Industrial Renaissance)
  • Top-down theme selection and bottom-up stock selection using proprietary valuation models
  • Risk limitation through global diversification
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About this fund

Robeco Global Growth 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 focuses on growth by primarily making allocations to promising long term growth trends and invests in four different and independent top down trends: Digital World, Emerging Middle Class, Industrial Renaissance and Getting Old & Staying Healthy. Within the identified growth trends, the fund invests dominantly into stocks of companies that have as pure as possible exposure to the trends.

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Market development

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October saw a sharp sell-off in global equities with a broad-based weakness. Although all sectors traded down, there was a clear switch from cyclicals like industrials and tech to more defensive sectors. Many explanations for this sell-off have been swirling around, like a possible peak in the global economy and earnings, a possible overtightening by the Fed, consequences from the ongoing trade disputes coming through in the real world and a European crisis looming over Italy. None of these on their own may have been a good excuse to aggressively sell stocks, but collectively encouraged managers to take risk off the table. Interim results were not really able to reverse this. On the contrary, we noticed many negative reactions to generally okay-ish numbers. We did not see any major panic selling or investor capitulation, not even in the over-owned technology sector. It was more about rotation away from growth/momentum towards value. The MSCI AC World Index on balance fell 5.2% for the month, marking the worst month for global shares since May 2012. Year-to-date, the index is still up 1.8%. Brazil reported a 10% gain after the country chose a new right-wing populist President.

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The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

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

With respect to sustainable investing, Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities Fund has integrated ESG factors into its investment process along two lines. Top-down, for instance, in the trend Industrial Renaissance we only invest in renewable energy as we believe this type of generation will gradually push-back fossil fuels. Bottom-up, we check whether ESG-factors pose a risk to the expected returns for individual holdings. This is done within the fundamental analysis with the use of data from RobecoSAM and Sustainalytics and with a particular focus on governance issues.

Investment policy

Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities' investment style focuses on growth by primarily making allocations to promising trends. Rolinco invests in minimum three and maximum four different and independent top-down growth trends. The fund then invests directly into stocks of companies that have as pure as possible exposure to one of these trends. The selection of the trends is the first and most important step in the investment process, as they define the investment universe from which stocks are selected. Current trends that Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities has selected are Digitalization', 'The emerging middle-class', 'The Industrial Renaissance' and 'Getting old and staying healthy'. Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities can anticipate currency developments through active currency management. Risk management is fully integrated in the investment process to ensure that positions meet predefined guidelines. The fund can hold a limited cash position. 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.

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

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The world economy had entered 2018 in a cyclical upswing, but this growth is looking a little less robust and definitely a lot less coordinated now. We believe we are in the last stage of the bull market with peaking profit margins and rising bond yields. The operating environment for companies is therefore becoming more difficult. Given the persistently low inflation, we prefer selected proven and sustainable earnings growth to value. We try to find these growth companies by looking at long-term trends from a top-down perspective. We are in a new era in which, thanks to digitization and new technologies, labor productivity will increase sustainably. Stocks that provide the tools and technology for this will grow revenues and cash flows much faster than anyone expects. A combination of cheap cyclical growth stocks and underestimated structural growth stocks should lead to substantial investment performance in the long run.

Henk Grootveld & Marco van Lent
Henk Grootveld & Marco van Lent

Henk Grootveld & Marco van Lent

Henk Grootveld, Executive Vice President, is head of the Trends Investing Equity team. He is manager of Robeco Global Growth Trends since November 2013 and manager of Rolinco since 2009. Henk Grootveld joined Robeco in 2001 and has been head of the Financials team, head of the European team, head of the Consumer Staples team and a member of the North American Equities team. Prior to joining Robeco, Mr. Grootveld was employed by Aegon Asset Management as a portfolio manager European Equities and at ING Barings as an equity strategist. Henk holds a Master's degree in Operation Research/ Econometrics From Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Marco van Lent is a member of the Robeco Trends Investing Equity team since December 2010 and since November 2013 portfolio manager of Robeco Global Growth Trends/ Rolinco. Before that he was portfolio manager of Robeco Infrastructure Equities. He joined Robeco in October 2007 to co-manage two European equity funds. He started his investment career in 1985 as a sell-side analyst/strategist. In 1996, he became a portfolio manager at Van Spaendonck Asset Management. This was followed by a position as senior portfolio manager European equities at Philips Investment Management in 1999. Using the high-conviction investment strategy which he had co-developed at Philips Investment Management, he moved on to Van Lanschot Asset Management to manage the Van Lanschot European Equity Fund. After the acquisition of Kempen Capital Management by Van Lanschot, he worked at Kempen Capital Management for 6 months to manage European equity mandates. Marco holds a Master' s degree in Business Economics and Finance from Tilburg University.

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ISINLU0974293671
BloombergRGGTRDE LX
Valoren22408498
WKNA1W6M7
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1st quotation date1384473600000
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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