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Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities I USD

Index: Russell Mid Cap Value index (Gross Total Return, USD)
ISIN: LU0674140123
  • Mid-cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization of USD 750 million or more.
  • Investment discipline based on bottom-up fundamental research
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in mid-cap stocks in the United States. 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 is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 750 million. Its bottom-up stock-selection process seeks to find undervalued stocks and is guided by a disciplined value approach, intensive internal research and risk aversion.

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Robeco BP US Select Opportunities Equities I USD

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Performance explanation

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was -4.27%. Robeco BP US Select Opportunities outperformed the Russell Mid Cap Value Index in the final month of the year, with stock selection driving relative returns. Stock selection was strong in the industrials, energy and consumer discretionary sectors of the market. In industrials, off-benchmark aerospace & defense company Maxar Technologies soared in the month, while energy was led by fund holdings Halliburton and Schlumberger, which both climbed higher in a negative month for the market. Within consumer discretionary, mattress company Tempur Sealy International added most value, with the stock up over 8%. An area of weakness to stock selection came in the healthcare sector, but this was largely due to what the fund avoided rather than owned. Sector allocation detracted slightly, mainly due to the fund's underweight exposure to utilities and overweight exposure to consumer discretionary.

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Market development

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Markets in the United States as measured by the S&P 500 Index declined in the last month of 2022, posting a fall of -5.76%. All the US Russell indices were in negative territory, with large-cap and mid-cap value outperforming their growth counterparts, while small-cap value slightly lagged small-cap growth in the month.

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Currency policy

Investments are predominantly made in securities denominated in US dollars. The subfund is denominated in US dollars

Dividend policy

No dividend is distributed. All returns are reinvested and translated into price gains.

ESG Integration policy

The fund incorporates sustainability in the investment process via exclusions, ESG integration, a carbon target, engagement and voting. Through exclusions the fund avoids investments 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 the sustainability risk profile of companies. In the stock selection the fund limits exposure to elevated sustainability risks. The fund also targets a lower carbon footprint compared to the reference index. 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 BP US Select Opportunities Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in mid-cap stocks in the United States. 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 is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 750 million. Its bottom-up stock-selection process seeks to find undervalued stocks and is guided by a disciplined value approach, intensive internal research and risk aversion. Benchmark: Russell Mid Cap Value index (Gross Total Return, EUR). The majority of stocks selected will be components of the benchmark, but stocks outside the benchmark may be selected too. While the investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark, the fund may use one for comparison purposes. The fund can deviate substantially from the issuer, country and sector weightings of the benchmark. There are no restrictions on the deviation from 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

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Markets in the United States as measured by the S&P 500 Index posted gains in the fourth quarter but ended the year in negative territory. Investors responded positively to declining inflation and China's decision to reopen its borders. However, uncertainty remains in the near term as recession concerns impact expectations for company earnings. The fund remains well positioned with holdings that reflect Boston Partners' three-circle characteristics – attractive valuations, solid business fundamentals and identifiable catalysts.

Steven Pollack CFA, Tim Collard CFA
Steven Pollack CFA, Tim Collard CFA

Steven Pollack CFA, Tim Collard CFA

Mr. Pollack is the equity portfolio manager for Boston Partners Mid Cap Value Equity product.  He is in his fifteenth year with the firm.  He joined the firm from Hughes Investments where he spent twelve years as an equity portfolio manager, managing value equity across the market capitalization spectrum.  He also oversaw the outside investment managers who manage assets for Hughes' pension plan.  He began his career at Hughes as an Investment Analyst where he spent four years covering a variety of industries and sectors.  Prior to that, he was with Remington, Inc., and Arthur Anderson & Co.  Mr. Pollack is a graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.B.A. from The Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He has thirty-one years of investment experience. Mr. Collard is an equity analyst with Boston Partners, specializing in the aerospace & defense, transportation, housing and automobile sectors of the equity market. He joined the firm from Shellback Capital where he was a founding partner and equity analyst. Prior to that, Mr. Collard worked as a research analyst at Vinik Asset Management and Diamondback Capital Management. He began his career in investment banking, working for America’s Growth Capital. Mr. Collard holds a B.A. degree in American Studies from Middlebury College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  He has seventeen years of investment experience.

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ISINLU0674140123
BloombergRUSOEIU LX
Valoren13762367
WKNA1JQ15
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1st quotation date1316476800000
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.

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.