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Robeco Chinese Equities M USD

Index: MSCI China 10/40 Index (Net Return, USD)
ISIN: LU1124238343
  • Focused investing in Chinese equities
  • Market developments in China are reflected in the fund's price development.
  • Low-cost investment in listed Chinese equities
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About this fund

Robeco Chinese Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in listed stocks of leading Chinese companies. 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 identifies attractive macro-economic themes and selects fundamentally sound companies. Both offshore (Hong Kong and US listed) and, to a limited extent, domestic Chinese stocks are selected.

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Robeco Chinese Equities M USD

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The value of the investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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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

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Robeco Chinese Equities underperformed its index by -0.5% in December. Negative contributions came from industrials and communication services. Positive sector contributions came from healthcare and information technology. The main detractors were KE Holdings, China State Construction and Xiamen Xiangyu. The main contributors were Genscript Biotech, WuXi Biologics and Shandong Weigao.

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Market development

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In December, the Chinese government pivoted against its zero-Covid policy. The Central Economic Work Conference committed to pro-growth policies in 2023, pledged support to the troubled property sector and boosted confidence for private enterprises. Sentiment in the equity market quickly improved.

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Currency policy

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

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. The fund retains any income that is earned and so its entire performance is reflected in its share price.

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 Chinese Equities is an actively managed fund that invests in listed stocks of leading Chinese companies. 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 identifies attractive macro-economic themes and selects fundamentally sound companies. Both offshore (Hong Kong and US listed) and, to a limited extent, domestic Chinese stocks are selected. The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The investment policy is not constrained by a Benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark 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

Active. Risk management systems continually monitor the portfolio's divergence from the benchmark. In this way, extreme positions are avoided.

Expectation of fund manager

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We are adopting a more constructive view on China's market as multiple positive developments signal a pivot to recovery and reduce the risk premium. China's Covid situation has finally reached the inflection point as Covid policy changes marked the start of reopening. Although there could be a bumpy road ahead, as infection cases will rise for the next few months and potentially overload the healthcare system, the path is set towards reopening. In the long run, although economic growth numbers will inevitably continue to moderate over the years, this slowdown will be largely compensated by higher-quality growth. In our approach we follow a barbell strategy: on the one hand we remain defensive, and on the other we focus on structural growth and reform drivers for the Chinese economy while selectively investing in structural winners within the themes. We think value currently lies in the long-term themes including the green economy, technology innovation and industrial upgrade.

Team China
Team China

Team China

The Chinese Equities investment team consists of five investment professionals with an average experience of 10 years, combining complementary skills and worldwide investment backgrounds. The team’s portfolio managers place local insights into the context of a wider regional and global perspective. Local presence in Hong Kong and Shanghai allows for optimal coverage of both off- and onshore markets, respectively.

Details

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ISINLU1124238343
BloombergROBCEMU LX
Valoren25753409
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1st quotation date1414022400000
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 0.05% 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

The fiscal consequences of investing in this fund depend on the investor's personal situation. For private investors in the Netherlands real interest and dividend income or capital gains received on their investments are not relevant for tax purposes. Each year investors pay income tax on the value of their net assets as at 1 January if and inasmuch as such net assets exceed the investor’s tax-free allowance. Any amount invested in the fund forms part of the investor's net assets. Private investors who are resident outside the Netherlands will not be taxed in the Netherlands on their investments in the fund. However, such investors may be taxed in their country of residence on any income from an investment in this fund based on the applicable national fiscal laws. Other fiscal rules apply to legal entities or professional investors. We advise 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.