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Robeco New World Financials D USD

Index: MSCI All Country World Financials Index
ISIN: LU1079558364
  • Invests in companies active in the financial industry worldwide (e.g. retail banks, insurance companies and asset managers)
  • 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 New World Financials is an actively managed fund that invests in equities from developed and emerging countries all over the world. The selection of these stocks is based on a fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund invests in companies in the financial sector and can partly invest in the financial sector-oriented companies outside the formal MSCI Financials. It focuses on attractive long-term trends, such as 'digitization of financial services', 'finance and aging' and 'financial services in emerging markets'. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation.

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Robeco New World Financials D USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 2.21%. Robeco New World Financials underperformed the benchmark, albeit with a positive absolute performance. The best contributors to performance were Aegon, BBVA, Jackson National, BNP Paribas, DBS and Banorte. The biggest detractors were Block, Coinbase, Upstart and Monex. The Aging and Emerging Finance trends both contributed positively, with almost the same relative performance. The Digital Finance trend was the sole negative contributor.

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Market development

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The last few months have seen some underlying shifts in the market. A combination of inflation fears, Covid resurgence and lower liquidity led investors to de-risk portfolios. We have seen investors shedding higher beta stocks in a dramatic fashion since late October. The market is now back to paying high premiums for so-called low vol stocks, typically large-cap stocks, which has helped the index to reach all-time highs, but left many higher-beta stocks in a bear market. Non-profitable technology-oriented companies were not the only ones to bear the brunt of the sell-off. Their higher-beta value counterparts fell victim to the same de-risking process. Bond markets generally reflected the same sentiment, with long rates coming down and credit spreads widening. Bond investors are clearly preparing for policy rates' 'lift-off' and the market is currently pricing in 2.7 Fed hikes by the end of 2022 and 4.8 hikes by the end of 2023.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. Any income earned is retained, and so the fund's entire performance is reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Investment policy

Robeco New World Financials is an actively managed fund that invests in equities from developed and emerging countries all over the world. The selection of these stocks is based on a fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund promotes ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrates ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process. In addition, the fund applies an exclusion list on the basis of controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) and countries, while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to proxy voting and engagement. The fund invests in companies in the financial sector and can partly invest in the financial sector-oriented companies outside the formal MSCI Financials. It focuses on attractive long-term trends, such as 'digitization of financial services', 'finance and aging' and 'financial services in emerging markets'. Proprietary valuation models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. The fund is not constrained by a benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark for comparison purposes. The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate substantially from the weightings of the Benchmark. The fund can deviate substantially from the issuer, country and sector weightings of the Benchmark. There are no restrictions on the deviation from the Benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

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

Sustainability profile

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Sustainability

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The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Expectation of fund manager

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Most important for equity investors is the extreme gap between real yields and inflation expectations, which stands at a 20-year high. However, bond investors are clearly more focused on policy rates' 'lift-off' and the market is currently pricing in 2.7 Fed hikes by the end of 2022 and 4.8 hikes by the end of 2023. It is good to note that our Robeco Global Macro Fixed Income team is below that forecast, and we agree. We are looking at a 'bear flattening' yield curve, and conventional wisdom suggests the market is worried about the longer-term economic outlook. We note that global liquidity remains abundant, with real rates still in deeply negative territory and this favors risk assets. For Emerging Finance, the growth outlook remains superior at attractive valuations, especially in countries like Indonesia, India, the Philippines, China, Mexico, and in Eastern Europe. We also find niche banks in developed markets that fit this trend. For Digital Finance, market share gains and absolute growth rates remain impressive, and our view is that corrections need to be bought as the profit cycle of the broader market matures in 2022.

Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema
Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema

Patrick Lemmens, Michiel van Voorst, Koos Burema

Mr. Patrick Lemmens is a Senior Portfolio Manager. He is the Lead Portfolio Manager of Robeco New World Financials fund. He has been responsible for this fund since October 2008. Prior to joining Robeco in 2008, Patrick was employed at ABN AMRO Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager for 5 years and 9 years as a Senior Investment Analyst, both in Global Financials. He managed the ABN AMRO Financials Fund between October 2003 and December 2007. Patrick started his career in the investment industry in 1993. He holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CEFA holder since 1995. He is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Michiel van Voorst is co-portfolio manager of Robeco New World Financials and Robeco FinTech. Michiel re-joins Robeco from Union Bancaire Privée in Hong Kong where he was CIO Asian Equities. Besides this role, Michiel is a Board member of a Hong Kong based Fintech startup offering regulated software services (SaaS) for Independent financial advisors globally. Prior to that, Michiel spent 12 years at Robeco in several senior positions including senior portfolio manager Rolinco Global Growth fund and Robeco Asian Stars. Prior to joining Robeco in 2005, Michiel was Portfolio Manager US Equity at PGGM and Economist with Rabobank Netherlands. He has more than 20 years of broad equity experience in both developed and emerging markets. Michiel van Voorst holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Utrecht and is CFA charter holder since 2004. Koos Burema is co-portfolio manager of Robeco New World Financials and Robeco FinTech. Koos was an Analyst with the Emerging Markets team covering Korea + technology in Taiwan and Mainland China. Besides this, he was responsible for the quality check on ESG integration in the investment process. Before joining the team in January 2010, he worked as a Junior Portfolio Manager for different sector teams within Robeco. Prior to joining Robeco in September 2007, Koos was employed by IEX.nl, the largest Dutch investment website for six years. Koos holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Groningen and is CFA charter holder since 2011.

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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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