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RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities IE EUR

Index: MSCI Europe Index TRN
ISIN: LU1821197685
  • Actively-managed, bottom-up equity strategy focused on European companies
  • Combines proprietary ESG data and research with proprietary fundamental analysis to determine a stock’s intrinsic value
  • Concentrated portfolio of attractively-valued, high-quality, highly-sustainable stocks with long-term outperformance potential
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About this fund

The Strategy is based on the core conviction that sustainable companies will outperform over the long run and that the sustainability impact is under-researched, under-appreciated, and ultimately mispriced by capital markets. The Strategy combines proprietary ESG research and analysis within a disciplined and proprietary investment framework to determine a company’s intrinsic value. Our rigorous valuation approach takes advantage of market mis-pricing, leading to a concentrated portfolio of attractively-valued, high quality stocks with a higher potential to outperform the benchmark across environmental and financial metrics.

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Market development

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In October, European equity markets experienced the worst monthly drop since early 2016. Worries about an escalating trade war, slowing growth in several market segments, resurfacing fears about the Italian banking sector and rich valuations in general, and in the US in particular, sent nearly all market sectors south. The MSCI Europe outperformed the S&P500, though. The losses were broadly spread, with around 80% of stocks in the MSCI Europe posting negative returns during the month. The information technology sector, which had significantly outperformed during this bull market, was hit hardest, losing several percentage points. In particular, stocks of semi-conductor companies suffered material declines as the above-mentioned concerns accumulated with worries around peak-cycle earnings among this group of companies. Defensive sectors like real estate, utilities, communication services and consumer staples held up well.

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Currency policy

To reduce any possibility of large currency deviations relative to the benchmark which heighten the level of risk, the fund may bring exposure into line with the currency weights of the benchmark by carrying out currency forward transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund distributes a dividend on an annual basis.

ESG Integration policy

For RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities, ESG is integrated at different stages of the investment process. We use sustainability performance ranking to narrow down our universe and focus our fundamental analysis on companies that have demonstrated superior sustainability performance compared to their peers. Then, we integrate the company's sustainability performance in our financial analysis to estimate the stock's fair value. In portfolio construction, we monitor and manage sustainability risks actively through our Media and Stakeholder analysis.

Investment policy

The Strategy is based on the core conviction that sustainable companies will outperform over the long run and that the sustainability impact is under-researched, under-appreciated, and ultimately mispriced by capital markets. The Strategy combines proprietary ESG research and analysis within a disciplined and proprietary investment framework to determine a company’s intrinsic value. Our rigorous valuation approach takes advantage of market mis-pricing, leading to a concentrated portfolio of attractively-valued, high quality stocks with a higher potential to outperform the benchmark across environmental and financial metrics.

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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The fund’s strategy aims to make investments in high-quality companies with sustainable, differentiated business models taking a full-cycle view. Given that approach, we’d expect the fund to show its full strength when returns of individual stocks start to materially differ due to less overall market support. The fund’s positions tend to be less driven by assumptions on general market trends, but much more by company-specific qualities that are likely to endure in both positive and negative environments. Driven by expected business resilience and comparably moderate valuations, our key convictions can give some comfort in volatile times.

Kai Fachinger, CFA, Mathias Büeler, CFA
Kai Fachinger, CFA, Mathias Büeler, CFA

Kai Fachinger, CFA, Mathias Büeler, CFA

Kai Fachinger is Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities Strategy and Deputy Portfolio Manager for the RobecoSAM Sustainable Global Equity Strategy. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Financial Engineer at Allianz Global Investors, where he was responsible for asset liability studies as well as for concept studies for life cycle and decumulation solutions. Kai earned his degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Constance, Germany, in 2006 and is a CFA charterholder. Joined RobecoSAM in 2007. Mathias Büeler is the Co-Portfolio Manager for the RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities Strategy as well as serving as a Senior Equity Analyst covering the Financials and Consumer Discretionary Sector. Prior to joining, Mathias Büeler worked as a sell-side equity analyst at Kepler Capital Markets for more than four years, covering Swiss banks and diversified financials. Previously, he was Head of Product Management Structured Products at Man Investments for two and a half years. Mathias Büeler holds a Master of Arts majoring in Business Administration from the University of Zurich and is a CFA chartholder. He joined RobecoSAM in 2011.

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ISINLU1821197685
BloombergROSSIEE LX
Valoren41769757
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1st quotation date1527120000000
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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