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Global industrial innovation equity
Trend and thematic equities

Global industrial innovation equity

Investing in structural growth trends in industrial innovation

Key points:

  • Identifies strong secular global growth trends coming from industrial innovation
  • Focus on four strong trends provides risk diversification
  • Trends: robotics, digital manufacturing, energy transition and cyber security

Philosophy

The investment philosophy for producer trends equity is based on our conviction that we can generate alpha:

  • Top-down – by identifying the most appealing trends and themes at an early stage; and
  • Bottom-up – by selecting attractively priced stocks that are set to benefit from these trends and themes.

Process

Our investment process consists of three steps: First, top-down identification of long-term trends coming from industrial innovation. The four major long-term trends are ‘Robotics’, ‘Digital manufacturing’, ‘Energy transition’ and ‘cybersecurity’. Second, bottom-up selection of companies that combine a relevant exposure to the selected themes with upside potential. Third, careful portfolio construction where the size of positions is based on conviction level and risk characteristics.

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Team

The global industrial innovation equity strategy is managed by two portfolio managers. They are based in Rotterdam. These portfolio managers are supported by two trend researchers and the other trend portfolio managers within the Trends Investing department. The portfolio managers also have access to Robeco’s sector, emerging markets and sustainability analysts./p>

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