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RobecoSAM Global Gender Equality Impact Equities IE GBP

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2258287338
  • 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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Market development

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The global equities market moved higher, driven by continuing vaccine rollout, strengthening economic activity and strong corporate earnings. In the US, more than 50% of the adult population has received at least one vaccine dose, while India and Brazil have seen their Covid-19 cases surging. The Fed maintained its current monetary policy, made no change in the tapering of asset purchases and looked through near-term spikes in inflation. US personal income in March rose strongly, reflecting the effect of the stimulus checks. Consumer spending was solid, with Q1 2021 real GDP coming in at a strong 6.4% annualized growth, which accelerated from 4.3% in Q4 2020. The Q1 earnings season was solid. Corporates gave confirmation of profit growth, but investors' surprises and follow-through reactions were muted, indicating much of the expectation has been priced in. During the month, communication services and real estate performed best, while energy lagged. On the gender equality front, it will take 267 years to close the economic gender gap, which is sobering news but also an opportunity to accelerate change.

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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns and can engage in currency hedging transactions.

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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.

Expectation of fund manager

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With the accelerated rollout of vaccinations, we expect global economic growth to gain pace as economies reopen further, the pent-up demand from consumer and industrial orders is released, and stimulus programs kick in. These may add to inflationary pressures over the short term. Nevertheless, we think the bigger backdrop remains a solid one as the global economy moves through the initial phase of the recovery, with continued progress in employment and policy support from central banks. Given the expanded equity valuation and high investors' sentiment, which leave less room for any near-term disappointment, we remain selective on stocks. The fund management continues to focus on sustainable high-quality companies that exhibit a high degree of gender equality, have strong fundamentals and are able to deliver consistent earnings over the cycle.

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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ISINLU2258287338
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Valoren58559824
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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 0.01% 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.

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Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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