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RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities F USD

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2145462482
  • Long-term growth potential — Participate in the megatrend of electrification of energy supply & benefit from the transition to new ways of producing, distributing and managing energy.
  • Focus on solution providers — Invest in the technology leaders and innovative winners of this global revolution
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that provide competitive and sustainable solutions to the growing need for reliable, clean & affordable energy supply. 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 stocks selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of an eligible investment universe that includes companies whose business models contibute to the thematic investment objectives. The assessment regarding relevant SDGs uses an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si.

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RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities F USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -5.60%. Wacker Chemie, a leading producer of polysilicon, took advantage of strong end market growth in solar. Supply for high-grade polysilicon material remains tight, leading to the highest prices in the last ten years. Power electronics components supplier ON Semi beat estimates and continued on the positive trajectory in September. The turnaround towards electric vehicles and the increased functionalities in advanced safety will lead to strong content growth for ON in the coming years.Semiconductor producer Renesas delivered a strategy day update on the business and increased targets for its operating margin to 25-30% from 20% previously and also highlighted how the company seeks fast-track share buybacks. Among the negative contributions, Chinese EV manufacturer Xpeng was a bit weaker, despite traction with the new P5 model, which was officially launched last month. Public transport supplier Alstom dropped lower, as the integration challenges linked to the Bombardier Transportation deal continued, causing a stronger-than-expected working capital outflow. Meanwhile, the continuing strong order intake remained very reassuring.

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Market development

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Global stock markets took a breather on their upward path after reaching a new all-time high. Overall economic growth continues to be robust and financial conditions remain very loose. Increased supply/demand imbalances across various industries led to further price increases, which drove up inflation expectations. Within the energy complex, soaring natural gas prices rippled through heavy industries and the electricity markets. Some companies had to suspend or reduce production because of the spiking energy prices. Moreover, the carbon price in Europe reached its new all-time high, above EUR 65 per ton. Corporate earnings remained strong and most companies beat expectations, which led to a further earnings upgrade for this year.

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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

The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities strategy invests in companies that provide competitive and sustainable solutions to the growing need for clean, efficient, and reliable energy production and consumption. 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 theme-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 Smart Energy Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that provide competitive and sustainable solutions to the growing need for reliable, clean & affordable energy supply. 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 furthers the decarbonization of the global energy sector through investments in clean energy sources, energy efficient products and infrastructure and by the electrification of the industrial, transportation and heating sectors. This is done by investing in companies that advance the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): Affordable and Clean Energy goal, Decent work and economic growth, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production and Climate action. 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 stocks selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of an eligible investment universe that includes companies whose business models contibute to the thematic investment objectives. The assessment regarding relevant SDGs uses an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. 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.

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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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ESG integration policy

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The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities strategy invests in companies that provide competitive and sustainable solutions to the growing need for clean, efficient, and reliable energy production and consumption. 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 theme-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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Global economic recovery is continuing at a robust pace. While certain supply chains are expected to remain tight throughout the second half of the year and might extend into 2022, the current inflationary pressure is still considered to be fairly temporary, allowing the central banks to maintain a rather dovish stance. Later this year, the Fed might start tapering, but will keep interest rates unchanged. Overall, this should continue to prove supportive for the overall stock markets. The fund management remains constructive on the mid to long-term prospects of the markets.The continuing low global interest rate environment should further support the buildout of renewable energy, and incentivize investment in energy efficiency and electrification of the power system. Policy support globally is likely to remain strong with the latest IPCC climate report call for more and earlier action. The upcoming COP 26 conference in Glasgow might act as a catalyst for further policy action and corporate commitments to decarbonize. The rising carbon and power prices give corporates and governments even more incentive and confidence to invest in decarbonization sooner rather than later.

Roman Boner, CFA
Roman Boner, CFA

Roman Boner, CFA

Roman Boner is the Lead Portfolio Manager responsible for the RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities strategy. Before joining Robeco in 2021, Roman was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Woodman Asset Management. Prior to that, he spent six years at Swisscanto (later part of Zurich Kantonalbank) as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for a sustainable global equity fund and co-manager of the thematic Global Water and Climate Fund. Roman started his career in 1996 at UBS working in different divisions including Private Banking, Asset Management and Trading. In 2003, he became Portfolio Manager at UBS Global Asset Management and, from 2005 onwards, focused on sustainable thematic equities strategies including Energy Efficiency and Climate change accounts. Roman graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Zurich in Economic and Business Administration and is a CFA charterholder.

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ISINLU2145462482
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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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