latamen
Image

Robeco Asian Stars Equities I USD

Index: MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index (Net Return, USD)
ISIN: LU1113137688
  • Flexible and dynamic investing
  • Targets the most attractive Asian markets
  • Concentrated portfolio of 30 and 40 stocks
Asset class
Current price ()
Performance YTD ()
Currency USD
Total size of fund ()
Dividend payingNo

About this fund

Robeco Asian Stars Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks of the most attractive companies in Asia. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's focus is on the high-growth developing countries in the region. The fund focuses on stock selection and has a concentrated portfolio.

Price development

No performance data available

Price development

Robeco Asian Stars Equities I USD

Performance

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundPerformances.date,'llll') ]}}
Fund Index
1 month
3 months
YTD
1 year
2 years
3 years
5 years
10 years
{{'fund.detail.performance.period.sinceInception' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundPerformances.sinceStart.startDate,'MM-YYYY') ]}}
The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Annualized (for periods longer than one year).
Cumulized (total amount of return).
Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.
Fund Reference index
The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Annualized (for periods longer than one year).
Cumulized (total amount of return).
Performances are gross of fees and based on closing values. In reality, costs (such as management fees and other costs) are charged. These have a negative effect on the returns shown.

Performances are net of fees and based on transaction prices.

Performance explanation

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundInvestmentExplanations.date,'llll') ]}}

Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 0.25%. The portfolio was in line with its benchmark. Our stock selection was good in Taiwan and South Korea, but detracted in China and Indonesia. China saw a strong rebound of growth stocks, which were sold off previously. We continue to position for earnings recovery into 2023 and believe earnings will drive share performance after the initial rebound. In terms of sectors, consumer discretionary and IT stocks contributed positively, while financials and communication services lagged. On the positive side, Chinese medical equipment and consumable company Shandong Weigao, luxury auto dealer China Yongda and home appliances maker Midea participated in the rally as investors regain interest in China. Philippine conglomerate Alliance Global rallied on China reopening prospects as air passenger volumes surged. Vietnamese IT services and telecom company FPT reported in line results, but is still optimistic on Japanese IT services demand. On the other side, not owning Tencent, AIA and other Chinese growth stocks detracted this month. Our bank holdings in India (ICICI Bank) and Indonesia (Bank Mandiri) dropped back after very strong performance earlier in the year.

Statistics

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate( (fund.fundStatistics.date?fund.fundStatistics.date:fund.fundCharacteristics.date) ,'llll') ]}}
3 years 5 years
Tracking error ex-post (%)
Information ratio
Sharpe ratio
Alpha (%)
Beta
Standard deviation
Max. monthly gain (%)
Max. monthly loss (%)
Above mentioned ratios are based on gross of fees returns
3 years 5 years
Months outperformance
Hit ratio (%)
Months Bull market
Months outperformance Bull
Hit ratio Bull (%)
Months Bear market
Months outperformance Bear
Hit ratio Bear (%)
Above mentioned ratios are based on gross of fees returns
Fund Reference index
Rating
Option Adjusted Modified Duration (years)
Maturity (years)
Yield to Worst (%)
Green Bonds (%)

Market development

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundInvestmentExplanations.date,'llll') ]}}

After a strong November, Asian equities (-0.4%) outperformed global markets (-4.0%) again in December. For the full year of 2022, Asian markets started weak, rebounded towards year-end and lost 21.5%, underperforming global equities, which lost 19.8% in the same period. In December, the Fed raised the Fed funds rate to a 15-year high and maintained its hawkish tone. The BoJ signaled a change in yield curve control policy, taking the 10-year LGB yields from 0.25% to 0.42%. Hong Kong (+8.1%) and China (+5.2%) further rebounded in December, celebrating the end of the zero-Covid policy and new measures focused on economic growth in 2023. Tech-heavy South Korea (-6.2%) and Taiwan (-5.6%) were dragged down by weak tech sentiment from the US as semiconductor and software companies announced capex cuts and layoffs. India (-5.5%) remained out of favor as the INR depreciated against the USD and weaker-than-expected activity data was reported. ASEAN (-0.4%) performed in line with the region, with Thailand (+3.8%) and Indonesia (-4.6%) at the two ends of the spectrum.

Fund allocation

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundAllocations.date,'llll') ]}}
Name Sector Weight
{{fund.fundInvestmentExplanations.top10}}

Currency policy

The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividends.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process through exclusions, ESG integration, engagement and voting. The fund does not invest in issuers that are in breach of international norms or where activities have been deemed detrimental to society following Robeco's exclusion policy. Financially material ESG factors are integrated in the bottom-up investment analysis to assess existing and potential ESG risks and opportunities. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. In addition, where a stock issuer is flagged for breaching international standards in the ongoing monitoring, the issuer will become subject to engagement. Lastly, the fund makes use of shareholder rights and applies proxy voting in accordance with Robeco's proxy voting policy.

Investment policy

Robeco Asian Stars Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in stocks of the most attractive companies in Asia. 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 promotes E&S (i.e. Environmental and Social) characteristics within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, integrates sustainability risks in the investment process and applies Robeco’s Good Governance policy. The fund applies sustainability indicators, including but not limited to, normative, activity-based and region-based exclusions, proxy voting and engagement. The fund's focus is on the high-growth developing countries in the region. The fund focuses on stock selection and has a concentrated portfolio.The majority of stocks selected through this approach will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark index may be selected too. The fund can deviate substanitally from the weightings of the Benchmark. The fund aims to outperform the Benchmark over the long run, whilst still controlling relative risk through the applications of limits (on VaR Ratio) to the extent of deviation from the Benchmark. This will consequently limit the deviation of the performance relative to the Benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market weighted index that is not consistent with the ESG characteristics promoted by the fund.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundFacts.date,'llll') ]}}

Asian markets came back into favor as China abandoned its zero-Covid policy. Although there is still uncertainty surrounding the pace of reopening, the worst case scenario of a sustained lockdown is finally out of the picture. The first rally of the low saw many heavily shorted stocks with weak earnings prospects outperforming. While we are positioned for reopening, we select companies with a solid business model that can deliver stronger earnings recovery into next year. Although with growth slowing there will be mounting earnings risks, the sounder fiscal and monetary policy that has been adopted in Asia should make markets more resilient than in the past. A trip to ASEAN recently confirmed that investment and growth continue to be robust, despite some inflationary pressures, especially in Indonesia. Concerns over growth are likely to remain in cyclical sectors such as tech hardware, but asset-based valuations are getting closer to a trough and this should provide a floor. India remains a good long-term story, but the high valuations keep us on the sidelines for now. The fund's portfolio (43 stocks) is good value at 10.0x forward earnings, 5.5x cash flow, 1.1x book and 13.9% ROE.

Vicki Chi, Joshua Crabb
Vicki Chi, Joshua Crabb

Vicki Chi, Joshua Crabb

Vicki Chi is Portfolio Manager in the Asia Pacific team with a focus on Taiwan and China. Prior to joining this team in 2014, she was an Analyst in the Robeco Emerging Markets team where she covered Chinese stocks in the telecom and banking sector. Vicki started her career in 2006 at Robeco. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She also is a CFA® charterholder. Joshua Crabb is Lead Portfolio Manager and Head of Asia Pacific Equities. Before joining Robeco in 2018, Joshua was Head of Asian Equities at Old Mutual and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock and Prudential in Hong Kong. He started his career in the investment industry as Sector Analyst at BT Financial Group in 1996. Joshua holds a Bachelor's with Honors in Finance from the University of Western Australia and he is a CFA® charterholder.

Details

{{'fund.detail.general.perDate' | labelize:[ fundDate(fund.fundFacts.date,'llll') ]}}
Management company
Fund capital
Size of share class
Outstanding shares
ISINLU1113137688
BloombergRASTEIU LX
Valoren25487427
WKNA2PV5D
Availability
1st quotation date1411603200000
Close financial year31-12
Legal status
Tracking error limit (%)
Morningstar
Reference index

Cost of this fund

Ongoing charges

This fund deducts ongoing charges of
These charges comprise
Management fee
Service fee

Transaction costs

The expected transaction costs are

Performance fee

This fund may also deduct a performance fee of

Extra fees

max entry fee
Max exit fee
Max sub fee
Max switch fee

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.

Regulation S Disclosure

The Robeco Capital Growth Funds have not been registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. None of the shares may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly in the United States or to any US Person. A US Person is defined as (a) any individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States for federal income tax purposes; (b) a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organized under the laws of or existing in the United States; (c) an estate or trust the income of which is subject to United States federal income tax regardless of whether such income is effectively connected with a United States trade or business.