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Robeco Active Quant Emerging Markets Equities invests in stocks of companies in emerging economies throughout the world.  Robeco Asian Stars Equities invests primarily in stocks of Asian companies.  Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities invests in stocks of companies in Asian-Pacific economies.  Robeco BP Global Premium Equities will take exposure of at least two-thirds of its total assets to equities of companies that mainly operate in mature economies (developed market).  Robeco Chinese Equities invests in leading listed Chinese stocks.  Robeco Emerging Conservative Equities will focus on investing in equities that show lower expected volatility than average emerging equity.  Robeco Emerging Debt invests in bonds and similar fixed income securities issued by governments of emerging countries or by entities having their registered office or exercising a preponderant part of their economic activities in emerging countries.  Robeco Emerging Markets Equities invests in stocks of large companies in emerging economies throughout the world.  Robeco Emerging Stars Equities invests worldwide stocks of companies in emerging economies.  Robeco European High Yield Bonds invests in high yield bonds, asset backed securities and similar fixed income securities denominated in European currencies. The Fund is subject to Eurozone risk.  Robeco Global Conservative Equities will focus on investing in equities that show lower expected volatility than average global equity.  Robeco Global Consumer Trends Equities invests worldwide in stocks of companies in consumer-related industries. The Fund can use derivatives for hedging and efficient portfolio management.  Robeco High Yield Bonds invests worldwide in bonds, asset backed securities and similar fixed income securities with a rating of BBB+ or equivalent or lower or with no rating. The Fund can use derivatives extensively and the Fund may have a net leverage exposure of over 100% of its net asset value to derivatives.  Robeco Property Equities invests worldwide in stock of companies in the property sector.  Robeco US Large Cap Equities will invest at least two-thirds of its total assets in equities of US large cap companies.  Robeco US Premium Equities invests in small, medium-sized and large value stocks in the US.  RobecoSAM Sustainable A gribusiness Equities invests worldwide in stocks of sustainable companies in the agricultural sector.

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Consumer trends equity
Trend and thematic equities

Consumer trends equity

Investing in structural growth trends in consumer spending

Key points:

  • Identifies strong secular global growth trends from a consumer perspective
  • Ensures pure-play exposure to trends and proven businesses
  • Invests in structural winners within their industry

Philosophy

The investment philosophy for consumer 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 from the consumer perspective. The three major long-term trends are ‘The Digital Consumer’, ‘The Emerging Consumer’ and ‘Strong Brands’. Second, bottom-up selection of companies that combine a high 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.

Team

The consumer trends equity strategy is managed by two portfolio managers. They are based in Rotterdam and fully dedicated to the strategy. 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.

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