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RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities D USD

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2145459009
  • Investing in gender equality creates positive impact—Delivers positive long-term shareholder returns by selecting companies with a strong competitive advantage from recognizing and acting on the strategic importance of improving gender equality.
  • Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals —Supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in companies that exhibit strength in the retention of female talent, equal remuneration and employee well-being.
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities Strategy is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that are leaders in promoting gender diversity and equality. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The strategy integrates sustainability criteria as part of the stock selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe that includes companies with superior Gender Scores. The internally developed Gender Score comprises various criteria, such as board diversity, equal renumeration, talent management or employee well-being. Companies that exhibit an inferior overall ESG assessment are exluced from the investent universe.

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RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities D USD

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Market development

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The equities market continued to move higher, as hopes of economic recovery and more fiscal stimulus fueled optimism. The Biden administration released its proposal for the infrastructure spending plan of over USD 2 trillion, focused on infrastructure, climate change, education and inequality. The improved economic data and outlook continued the uptick in long-term rates. March US non-farm payrolls were strong and the unemployment rate receded to 6%. A number of PMIs accelerated and demand continued to strengthen against a backdrop of constrained global supply chains. The Fed kept policy rates unchanged, reassuring investors that any upticks in inflation would be temporary. The extraordinary fiscal and monetary stimulus in the past year kept investors questioning the Fed's guidance and they repriced their expectations of sooner-than-expected tapering of monetary stimulus. YTD, all 11 industry sectors gained. The reopening narrative continued to support cyclical sectors, with energy and financials performing best. It will take 257 years to close the economic gender gap; sobering news but an opportunity to accelerate the change.

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Currency policy

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

RobecoSAM Gender Equality Impact Equities invest in companies that are leading with regard to the promotion of gender equality. It employs systematic, bottom-up stock selection that combines proprietary Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) data and research throughout the investment process. ESG criteria for exclusions and fund-specific suitability are applied during universe construction. An in-house Sustainability Investing (SI) research team integrates financially-material sector and company-specific sustainability analysis into investment cases. A dedicated thematic equity team incorporate SI research within fundamental analysis and stock valuations. Impact assessments of controversial incidences affecting portfolio holdings provide additional risk management. An active ownership and engagement team interacts directly with company management of fund holdings, offering additional channels for sustainable impact.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities Strategy is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that are leaders in promoting gender diversity and equality. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund aims to create a positive societal impact by investing in companies that exhibit a high degree of gender equality and that actively promote gender equality. The fund integrates ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) in the investment process, applies an exclusion list basis controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to voting and engaging.The strategy integrates sustainability criteria as part of the stock selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe that includes companies with superior Gender Scores. The internally developed Gender Score comprises various criteria, such as board diversity, equal renumeration, talent management or employee well-being. Companies that exhibit an inferior overall ESG assessment are exluced from the investent universe.The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark for comparison purposes. 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 sustainable objective of 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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ESG Score

The portfolio ESG score (and E,S and G score) is calculated by multiplying the RobecoSAM Smart ESG Score of each holding by its respective portfolio or index weight. The same methodology is applied in calculating the key ESG Criterion scores. The scores of the portfolio are provided alongside the scores of the index, highlighting the portfolio’s relative sustainability. The colors indicate the score of the portfolio, whilst theshading shows the index.

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Environmental Footprint

The RobecoSAM footprint ownership of the portfolio expresses the total resource consumption the portfolio finances. Each company's footprint is calculated by normalizing resources consumed by the company's enterprise value. Multiplying these values by the dollar amount invested in each company yields the aggregate footprint ownership figures. The selected index's footprint (for an equivalent $ amount invested in corporates) is provided alongside. The portfolios score is shown in blue and the index in grey.

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ESG integration policy

RobecoSAM Gender Equality Impact Equities invest in companies that are leading with regard to the promotion of gender equality. It employs systematic, bottom-up stock selection that combines proprietary Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) data and research throughout the investment process. ESG criteria for exclusions and fund-specific suitability are applied during universe construction. An in-house Sustainability Investing (SI) research team integrates financially-material sector and company-specific sustainability analysis into investment cases. A dedicated thematic equity team incorporate SI research within fundamental analysis and stock valuations. Impact assessments of controversial incidences affecting portfolio holdings provide additional risk management. An active ownership and engagement team interacts directly with company management of fund holdings, offering additional channels for sustainable impact.

Expectation of fund manager

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The perspective of a robust economic recovery should continue to support equities in the near term. In a base case scenario, we expect 10-year yields to stabilize at pre-pandemic levels and global GDP to resume a steady, moderate growth trajectory. This would allow central banks to adjust their monetary policy gradually. To avoid another taper tantrum, central banks will likely be prudent in their communication on their policy actions. Despite the damage inflicted by the pandemic, equity valuation has expanded and the S&P 500's forward price earnings multiple rose from about 18x at the start of last year to 22x today. This is above its long-term average and the highest level in over 30 years excluding the 'internet bubble' period. With high equity valuations and a growing premium in low-quality relative to high-quality stocks, we expect investors to shift their portfolios over time towards well-managed, high-quality companies that have strong fundamentals and are able to deliver consistent earnings over the cycle. We remain focused on sustainable high-quality companies that exhibit a high degree of gender equality.

Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA
Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA

Junwei Hafner-Cai, CIIA

Junwei Hafner-Cai is the Portfolio Manager for the Global Gender Equality Impact Equities strategy and deputy Portfolio Manager for the Global SDG Equities strategy. Prior, Junwei was also a Senior Analyst covering thematic research within Robeco’s Thematic Equities Team. Prior to joining Robeco, Junwei was a Junior Portfolio Manager at EFG International. Previously, she was an Assistant Relationship Manager within the International Wealth Management Desk at Credit Suisse. She began her investment career as an Assistant Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Wegelin & Co., Private Bankers. Junwei holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, major in Banking & Finance from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). She joined Robeco in 2010.

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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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