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RobecoSAM Global SDG Engagement Equities YH GBP

Index: MSCI All Country World Index (hedged into GBP)
ISIN: LU2365450084
  • Helping business achieve positive impact through engagement.
  • Drive clear and measurable improvements in a company’s contribution to the SDG’s while achieving attractive investment returns.
  • Concentrated portfolio includes assessment on SDGs engagement potential.
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Global SDG Engagement Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks all over the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective, within the meaning of Article 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on Sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector. The fund drives a clear and measurable improvement in a company's contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) over three to five years, by actively engaging and having an active dialogue with these companies. The fund also aims to provide long term capital growth and to integrate ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) while at the same time integrating sustainability risks in the investment process. The fund excludes companies on the basis of controversial behavior and controversial products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil, fossil fuel, military contracting, firearms, nuclear power, alcohol, gambling, adult entertainment, and cannabis) next to proxy voting. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe and an internally developed SDGs framework for mapping and measuring SDG contributions, about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. The fund has a concentrated portfolio of stocks with the highest potential value growth.

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RobecoSAM Global SDG Engagement Equities YH GBP

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Market development

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Global equity markets continued their strong rally in August, as the earnings results season continued to show robust results across the board. Despite more evidence of inflationary pressures and the announcement by the Federal Reserve in the US that they are looking to start tapering (i.e. reduce the pace of the monetary expansion by reducing the amount of bonds that are purchased by the Fed every month), the market continued to be very robust.

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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.

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.

Investment policy

RobecoSAM Global SDG Engagement Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks all over the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to provide long term capital growth. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective, within the meaning of Article 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on Sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector. The fund drives a clear and measurable improvement in a company's contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) over three to five years, by actively engaging and having an active dialogue with these companies. The fund also aims to provide long term capital growth and to integrate ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) while at the same time integrating sustainability risks in the investment process. The fund excludes companies on the basis of controversial behavior and controversial products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil, fossil fuel, military contracting, firearms, nuclear power, alcohol, gambling, adult entertainment, and cannabis) next to proxy voting. The portfolio is built on the basis of the eligible investment universe and an internally developed SDGs framework for mapping and measuring SDG contributions, about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. The fund has a concentrated portfolio of stocks with the highest potential value growth.

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

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SDG Contribution

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The SDG score shows to what extent the portfolio and the benchmark contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs). Scores are assigned to each underlying company using the Robeco SDG Framework, which utilizes a three-step approach to calculate a company’s contribution to the relevant SDGs. The starting point is an assessment of the products offered by a company, followed by the way in which these products are produced, and finally whether the company is exposed to any controversies. The outcome is expressed in a final score which shows the extent to which a company impacts the SDGs on a scale from highly negative (dark red) to highly positive (dark blue). The bar shows the aggregate percentage exposure of the portfolio and the benchmark (shaded) to the different SDG scores. This is then also split out per SDG. As a company can have an impact on several SDGs (or none), the values shown in the report do not sum to 100%. More information on Robeco’s SDG Framework can be found at: https://www.robeco.com/docm/docu-robeco-explanation-sdg-framework.pdf

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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 the shading shows the index.

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Expectation of fund manager

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We maintain a positive outlook for global equity markets. Global growth remains robust. There is enough fiscal stimulus on the way and central banks will likely continue to be accommodative, since there is consensus among them that most inflationary pressures are transitory. Earnings growth is still very strong. Valuations are high across the board, but do not strike us as excessive. Technical analysis is also still very strong and market sentiment is not excessively bullish. We do worry a little about the outlook for next year, when economic growth and earnings growth will probably moderate after a post-pandemic recovery. For now, we think that the 'Goldilocks' environment that we are in will continue. In the current market environment, inflationary developments will likely be the key to our outlook. We should remember that there is an important distinction between inflation expectations and realized inflation. Our view is that inflation expectations are already very high, while most inflation drivers are likely to be transitory.

Michiel Plakman, CFA, Daniela da Costa, Peter van der Werf
Michiel Plakman, CFA, Daniela da Costa, Peter van der Werf

Michiel Plakman, CFA, Daniela da Costa, Peter van der Werf

Michiel Plakman is Head of the Sustainable Global Equity Team, which is responsible for managing the Sustainable Global Stars and Global SDG Impact products at Robeco. Michiel is the lead manager for the Sustainable Global Stars and Global SDG Impact portfolios at Robeco. Prior to joining Robeco in 1999, Michiel Plakman worked for two years as a Portfolio Manager Japan at Achmea Global Investors. From 1995 to 1997, he held a position as Portfolio Manager European Equities at KPN Pension Fund. Michiel holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from the Free University of Amsterdam and he is a CFA charter holder. Daniela da Costa is Research Analyst and responsible for the team’s investments in Brazil and the African consumer sector. Prior to joining Robeco in 2010, she was Portfolio Manager Latin American Equities at Nomura in London. Before that, Daniela worked at HSBC and with the Petrobras pension fund in Brazil. Daniela holds a Master's in Economics from the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute in Rio de Janeiro (IBMEC-RJ) and a MBA certificate in pension fund asset management from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE-UFRJ). Peter van der Werf is Engagement Specialist, covering the Consumer Staples, Healthcare and Chemicals sectors. His areas of expertise include impact investing, labor rights, supply chain management, access to medicine and nutrition and social & environmental issues in the Food & Agri sector. He is an Advisory Committee member of a number of PRI working groups such as Agricultural Supply Chain, Sustainable Palm Oil and Deforestation. Peter gained over four years of professional experience in business development in frontier markets before joining Robeco in 2011. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University.

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ISINLU2365450084
BloombergROSEEYH LX
Valoren112847122
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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.

Fiscal treatment of investor

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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