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Robeco QI Global Quality Equities F EUR

Index: MSCI All Country World Index (Net Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU1522102133
  • Part of Robeco's range of factor-premium strategies, which includes Conservative Equities, Value Equities and Momentum Equities
  • Quantitative stock-selection strategy aimed at selecting securities of companies that have good quality characteristics, e.g. strong balance sheets and high profitability.
  • Avoid going against other factors, avoid unrewarded risk and prevent unnecessary turnover.
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About this fund

Robeco QI Global Quality Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on a quantitative model. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The selection of these quality stocks is carried out using a quantitative model, which ranks stocks, based on a number of quality variables as well as value and momentum variables. "Quality" stands for the focus on high quality equities, e.g. equity of companies with strong balance sheets and high profitability.

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Robeco QI Global Quality Equities F EUR

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -1.49%. The fund aims to achieve higher risk-adjusted returns than both the broad market and generic quality indices over a full business cycle by taking an efficient, well-diversified exposure to the enhanced quality factor, present in stocks that exhibit above-average profitability, have high earnings quality and are conservatively managed.

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Currency policy

Currency risk will not be hedged. Exchange-rate fluctuations will therefore directly affect the fund's share price.

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

The fund systematically incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, ESG and environmental footprint targets, and engagement. The fund does not invest in stocks issued by companies that are in breach of international norms or where its activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the portfolio construction to ensure the ESG score of the portfolio is better than that of the index. In addition, the environmental footprints of the fund are made lower than that of the benchmark by restricting the GHG emissions, water use and waste generation. With these portfolio construction rules, stocks issued by companies with better ESG scores or environmental footprints are more likely to be included in the portfolio while stocks issued by companies with worse ESG scores or environmental footprints are more likely to be divested from the portfolio. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Investment policy

Robeco QI Global Quality Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on a quantitative model.The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund aims for a better sustainability profile compared to the Benchmark by promoting E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and integrating ESG and sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy.The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region-based exclusions, and engagement. The selection of these quality stocks is carried out using a quantitative model, which ranks stocks, based on a number of quality variables as well as value and momentum variables. "Quality" stands for the focus on high quality equities, e.g. equity of companies with strong balance sheets and high profitability. The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The fund can deviate from the weightings of the Benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the Benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on countries, currencies, sectors and issuers) to the extent of deviation from the Benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to 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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Footprint Ownership

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Footprint ownership expresses the total resource utilization the portfolio finances. Each assessed company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources utilized by the company's enterprise value including cash (EVIC). Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each assessed company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The selected index's footprint is provided alongside. Sovereign and cash positions have no impact. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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Robeco data based on Trucost data. *
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Robeco data based on Trucost data*
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Robeco data based on Trucost data*
*Source: S&P Trucost Limited © Trucost 2021. All rights in the Trucost data and reports vest in Trucost and/or its licensors. Neither Trucost, not its affliates, nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions in the Trucost data and/or reports. No further distribution of the Data and/or Reports is permitted without Trucost's express written consent.

ESG Risk Score

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The Portfolio Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating chart displays the portfolio's ESG Risk Rating. This is calculated by multiplying each portfolio component's Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating by its respective portfolio weight. If an index has been selected, those scores are provided alongside the portfolio scores, highlighting the portfolio's ESG risk level compared to the index. The Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating distribution chart shows the portfolio allocations broken into Sustainalytics' five ESG risk levels: negligible (0-10), low (10-20), medium (20-30), high (30-40) and severe (40+), providing an overview of portfolio exposure to the different ESG risk levels. If an index has been selected, the same information is shown for the index.

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Sustainability

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The fund systematically incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, ESG and environmental footprint targets, and engagement. The fund does not invest in stocks issued by companies that are in breach of international norms or where its activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the portfolio construction to ensure the ESG score of the portfolio is better than that of the index. In addition, the environmental footprints of the fund are made lower than that of the benchmark by restricting the GHG emissions, water use and waste generation. With these portfolio construction rules, stocks issued by companies with better ESG scores or environmental footprints are more likely to be included in the portfolio while stocks issued by companies with worse ESG scores or environmental footprints are more likely to be divested from the portfolio. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement.

Expectation of fund manager

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The fund follows a bottom-up driven investment strategy to gain exposure to the proven quality factor. Rather than using generic factor definitions, it uses Robeco's enhanced factor definition to avoid unrewarded risk and maximize return potential. The Robeco quality factor has a multi-dimensional view of quality that incorporates profitability, earnings quality and management policy. Each of these three themes has deeply rooted academic underpinnings, and has shown to have strong stand-alone performance potential. Furthermore, the strategy aims to prevent that exposure to the quality factor results in negative exposure to other factors, like value, momentum and low-volatility. By doing so, the strategy avoids unwanted and unintended factor tilts. It is a rules-based process that tries to avoid unnecessary transaction costs by buying stocks only if the expected gains outweigh the costs of the trade.

Guido Baltussen, Daniel Haesen, Wouter Tilgenkamp
Guido Baltussen, Daniel Haesen, Wouter Tilgenkamp

Guido Baltussen, Daniel Haesen, Wouter Tilgenkamp

Guido is Head of Robeco’s Factor Investing strategies and Co-head of the Quant Fixed Income team. He also holds a position as Professor of Behavioral Finance and Financial Markets at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Guido has published in top-ranked academic journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the American Economic Review and Management Science. He started his career in the investment industry in 2004. Before joining Robeco in 2017, Guido was Head of Quantitative Research Fixed Income and Multi Asset at NN Investment Partners. He has worked together in research projects with the 2017 Nobel Prize laureate Richard Thaler. Guido holds a PhD and a Master's (cum laude) in Financial and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Daniel Haesen is a Portfolio Manager Quantitative Equities and focuses on managing Factor Investing portfolios such as the Value-, Momentum-, Quality- and Multi-Factor portfolios. He specializes in factor research and portfolio management. Mr. Haesen joined Robeco in 2003 as a quantitative researcher, with a specific focus on quant selection research, working on both equity and corporate bond multi-factor selection models. He was also responsible for quantitative sustainability and quantitative allocation research. He has published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance. He holds a Master's degree in Econometrics and Quantitative Finance from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and is a CFA® charterholder. Wouter Tilgenkamp is Portfolio Manager Quantitative Equities and focuses on managing Factor Investing portfolios, such as the Value-, Momentum-, Quality- and Multi-Factor portfolios. Wouter joined Robeco in 2016 as a Data Scientist, with a specific focus on Equity Trading Research, automatization of portfolio processes, portfolio construction, and optimal execution of strategies. He started his financial career in 2014 as Derivative Trader at Optiver. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Technical University of Delft and a master’s degree in Quantitative Finance.

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ISINLU1522102133
BloombergROGQFEU LX
Valoren34640727
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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 0.05% 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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