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RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities I EUR

ISIN: LU2145460783
  • Contributes actively to the UN SDGs by investing in companies that do the same.
  • Selection is based on positive impact and attractive sustainability characteristics at every level.
  • Portfolio construction combines high-conviction ideas with a risk-reducing optimization process.
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About this fund

The RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities Strategy intentionally invests in companies that have a positive and significant link to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The strategy focuses on companies that offer beneficial products and services and exhibit strong operational excellence and financial attractiveness.

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RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities I EUR

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Market development

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In the third quarter, real GDP in the US rose by 7.4%. Strong drivers of this rebound were consumer spending and an acceleration of housing activity. China also reported positive economic data. Consumption and especially manufacturing surprised positively, with domestic demand in particular developing well. Nevertheless, the MSCI World Index (in EUR) ended October roughly 2.5% lower (in EUR). The upcoming US election sparked some profit taking at the end of the month. Although Joe Biden seemed to be clearly in the front for the presidency, the majorities in the Congress, especially in the Senate, remained uncertain. In addition, the earnings season triggered some questions. Although the majority of companies (especially big tech) reported very good quarterly figures, which in most cases were in line with high expectations, the outlook for the coming quarters was rather cautious. Finally, the number of Covid-19 infections in the US and Europe rose massively again. In many places, travel restrictions and partial business closings had to be imposed again.

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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

The Fund 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 theme-specific suitability are applied during universe construction. Moreover, 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 integrates SI research into the 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

Our investment philosophy is grounded in the core belief that the integration of ESG factors into a disciplined, research-driven investment process leads to better-informed investment decisions and better risk-adjusted returns through an economic cycle. Building on our proprietary data and research, we identify companies that generate a competitive advantage through sound business practices, efficiency improvements, and the creation of new solutions for the myriad challenges facing society over the coming decades. Taking a long-term investment perspective, we analyze companies’ business models, market positioning and growth potential, and evaluate their financial performance and valuation. Based on this fundamental assessment, we seek to uncover attractive investment opportunities and implement them in concentrated, conviction-based equity portfolios.

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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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The global economy is still trending below pre-crisis levels. The rebound so far has been impressive and has surprised many on the positive side. However, many indicators hint towards a slowing dynamic in the fourth quarter. Both companies and central banks recently gave a more cautious note to their outlook, raising expectations that additional monetary and fiscal measures will have to follow. Regardless of the outcome of the election in the US, another stimulus package of around USD 2 trillion indeed is almost certain and in Europe the ECB gave a clear signal that more support will almost certainly be coming before the end of the year. For equities, this means further downside protection, as debt will continue to rise with respective pressure on keeping interest rates near zero for a very long time. However, the upside potential also seems limited. Record numbers of new coronavirus cases pressure governments worldwide to introduce additional restrictions and lockdowns. Even though countries appear to be better prepared than in springtime, the economic consequences are likely to be severe, depending on the duration of the imposed measures.

Rainer Baumann, CFA
Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann is Head of Investments and a Member of the Executive Committee at Robeco Switzerland Ltd. He oversees and manages a team of investment professionals consisting of Portfolio Managers and Equity Analysts. In addition to his management role, he acts as a Portfolio Manager for the Global SDG Equities strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Rainer spent three years with UBS Wealth Management as a Portfolio Manager responsible for large private asset management mandates and as a member of the local investment committee. He began his career in Financial Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rainer holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich and is a CFA Charter-holder. He joined Robeco in 2002.

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ISINLU2145460783
BloombergRSGSEIE LX
Valoren55777811
WKNA2QD2M
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1st quotation date1603929600000
Close financial year31-12
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Fiscal product treatment

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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