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Robeco Property Equities IH EUR

Index: S&P Developed Property Index (Net Return, hedged into EUR)
ISIN: LU0858443343
  • Invests in the property sector
  • Selects companies with the best earnings potential
  • Risk limitation through global diversification
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About this fund

Robeco Property Equities invests in stocks in developed countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. This fund identifies strong global property trends first. Within these trends the fund aims to select the property companies with the best prospects. Carefully developed models are used to select stocks with good earnings prospects and a reasonable valuation. Discussions with management and business-data analyses are then carried out in order to stringently screen the individual companies.

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Robeco Property Equities IH EUR

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Market development

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Central banks again had a big influence on markets in September. The Fed lowered its policy rate by 25 bps again in September, while the ECB lowered its policy rate into deeper negative territory and announced a new open-ended QE program. The property sector is perceived to be a sector with a stable, reliable earnings growth profile, benefiting from low rates. Interest in the sector is high. In September, the largest commercial real estate fund raising ever closed, securing USD 20.5 bln of commitments from institutional investors. All this money is finding its way into the markets. There has been a flurry of large real estate deals in September. Blackstone has been particularly active, acquiring a USD 5.9 bln US logistics portfolio. It also agreed to acquire listed Canadian REIT, Dream Global REIT, for USD 4.7 bln.

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The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. The income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price. The fund's entire result is thus reflected in its share price development.

ESG Integration policy

Robeco Property Equities integrates ESG at different stages of the investment process. We use sustainability performance rankings to focus our fundamental analysis on companies that have demonstrated superior sustainability performance compared to their peers. We then analyze the impact of financially material ESG factors to a company’s competitive position and value drivers. We believe that this enhances our ability to understand existing and potential risks and opportunities of a company. If ESG risks and opportunities are significant, the ESG analysis could impact a stock’s fair value and the portfolio allocation decision. Throughout the investment process, we strive for a low environmental impact, as measured by GHG emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste generation, with the aim of realizing 20% better levels than the index. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco conducts proxy voting and engagement activities focused on specific themes, such as climate change, aiming to improve a company’s sustainability profile. Furthermore, the fund will not invest in companies exposed to the following controversial sectors or business practices: military contracting, controversial weapons, fire arms, UN Global Compact breaches, tobacco, palm oil and thermal coal, according to strict revenue thresholds.

Investment policy

Robeco Property Equities invests globally in leading companies in the property sector combining a sound business model, solid growth prospects and a reasonable valuation. Key to the investment process is identification of strong global trends. Within these trends the bottom-up stock selection is driven by the combination of thorough fundamental analysis and quantitative model outcomes. In its analysis the fund does not apply regional timing, focus is on fitness to the growth trends, quality of assets, management teams and balance sheets. Quantitative models are used to screen stocks with high scores on a set of multiple factors that have proven to drive outperformance in the short and medium term. The fund invests in 50 to 70 companies.

Risk policy

Risk management is fully integrated in the investment process to ensure that positions always meet predefined guidelines.

Expectation of fund manager

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With a 3% plus dividend yield, the global real estate sector remains an attractive asset category for income-oriented investors. In developed markets, fundamentals are still strong, with FY2019-FYE2021 earnings growth rates in the mid-single digits. As payout ratios are upped, we expect dividends to rise accordingly. Overall leverage for the listed sector is moderate with an average Net Debt to Enterprise Value of sub 30% and Net Debt/EBITDA of around 6.0x. Looking at longer term periods in history, we find that the sector has generated attractive returns versus equities. For longer term holding periods, performance of listed real estate is more highly correlated to the performance of direct or 'unlisted' real estate. The performance of both is dependent on developments in the physical real estate market. Ownership of physical assets offers an attractive income stream and the opportunity to benefit from land appreciation.

Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder
Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder

Folmer Pietersma, Frank Onstwedder

Mr. Folmer Pietersma, CeFA, is Portfolio Manager with Robeco and member of the Property Team. Prior to joining Robeco in 2007, Folmer worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management as a financial analyst and started his career in 1998 as a sell side trader at ABN AMRO's wholesale division. Folmer holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Tilburg. In 2001 he obtained his Master of Financial Analysis' degree (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and his CEFA registration. Mr. Frank Onstwedder is a member of the Property team. Together with portfolio manager Folmer Pietersma he is the portfolio manager of Robeco Property Equities. Frank worked at NN Investment Partners in The Hague, where he has been head of financials in the global equity research department since 2009. Before that, he was a real estate equities senior portfolio manager at Lehman Brothers Asset Management in Amsterdam. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked at Robeco, where his positions included head of the Pacific team and portfolio manager of the property fund. Between 1998 and 1999 he was an equities portfolio manager at Aegon Investment Management in The Hague. Frank started his career in 1994 as an equities portfolio manager at Robeco. He holds a Master's degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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ISINLU0858443343
BloombergROBPEIH LX
Valoren20092721
WKNA2JN4H
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1st quotation date1354492800000
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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