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Robeco Digital Innovations D EUR

ISIN: LU1602110675
  • Invests in a number of structural growth trends on the production side of the economy, e.g. Robotics and Automation, Digital Enablers, Secure Digital Infrastructure.
  • Top-down trend selection and bottom-up stock selection using proprietary valuation models
  • Risk limitation through diversification over multiple trends with different drivers and risk characteristics
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About this fund

Robeco Digital Innovations is an actively managed fund. The fund aims to outperform the benchmark over the long run. The fund invests in stocks in developed and emerging countries across the world. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund invests in a number of structural growth trends on the production side of the economy, for example Robotics and Automation, Digital Enablers and Secure Digital Infrastructure. The fund managers aim to select stocks of the structural winners within these trends.

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Robeco Digital Innovations D EUR

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Market development

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Global markets continued to shrug off negative headlines. Whereas government stimulus around the world had already been an important help to equity markets since the pandemic, it got a new impulse in June with the proposal of the European Recovery Fund. When the Fed painted a long road to recovery, and the number of Covid-19 cases started to increase again, investors began questioning their optimism on the global economy. Whether it is the second wave or we are still in the first one doesn’t really matter: markets got afraid that the hoped-for reopening of economies might be delayed again. But with the Fed announcing corporate-bonds buying and investors returning to their long-cherished buy-the-dip strategy, markets recovered towards the end of the month. As a result, the MSCI AC World Index closed with a gain of 2.2% measured in EUR, but is still down 6.3% over the first six months. Emerging markets outperformed developed markets; China logically was the strongest among them. European equities outperformed US and Japanese equities as the region is ahead in its reopening. Next to that, the USD and Japanese yen weakened further versus the euro.

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Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions. Typically currency hedging is not applied.

Dividend policy

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

ESG Integration policy

Robeco Digital Innovations integrates ESG factors into its investment process by analyzing 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 (long-term) risks and opportunities of a company. The impact of material ESG factors can be positive or negative, reflecting risks or opportunities, that ensue from a company’s ESG analysis. If ESG risks and opportunities are significant, the ESG analysis could impact a stock’s fair value and the portfolio allocation decision. In addition to ESG integration, Robeco also has an exclusion policy and conducts proxy voting and engagement activities focused on specific themes, such as climate change, aiming to improve a company’s sustainability profile.

Investment policy

Robeco Digital Innovations invests in companies all over the world which benefit from the structural growth trends within the production side of the economy, for example robotics, digital manufacturing, energy transition and cybersecurity. Companies will primarily be selected on their exposure to the selected trends but will then be subjected to a rigorous analysis of the competitive positioning, strength of the management team and historical track record of sales, margins and earnings. Robeco Digital Innovations holds a concentrated portfolio of equities for which the fund manager expects above-average performance in the long term.

Risk policy

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

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The business world is continually looking for improvements in productivity, efficiency and flexibility. The combination and confluence of increasing connectivity, digitization of products and services and digitization of business processes is providing abundant opportunities to make tremendous progress in these respects across virtually every industry. We continue to believe that the secular trends outlined above remain valid and will be reinforced by the current Covid-19 pandemic. Having said that, recession is now the base case and the question is: how deep will it be and how long will it last? While the long-run prospects are very bright, the short-run outlook is more uncertain. Easing of the lockdown restrictions is clearly having a positive effect on economic activity, but the very realistic risk of a resurgence of Covid-19 infections is casting some shadows. In addition, markets have already pushed the valuations of companies that are expected to benefit from the longer-term fallout of the crisis to very high levels. Consequently, the risk-reward has clearly deteriorated compared to a few months ago.

Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker
Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker

Marco van Lent, Steef Bergakker

Marco van Lent is a member of the Robeco Trends Investing Equity team since December 2010 and since November 2013 portfolio manager of Robeco MegaTrends/Rolinco and since June 2017 portfolio manager of Robeco Digital Innovations. Before that he was portfolio manager of Robeco Infrastructure Equities. He joined Robeco in October 2007 to co-manage two European equity funds. He started his investment career in 1985 as a sell-side analyst/strategist. In 1996, he became a portfolio manager at Van Spaendonck Asset Management. This was followed by a position as senior portfolio manager European equities at Philips Investment Management in 1999. Using the high-conviction investment strategy which he had co-developed at Philips Investment Management, he moved on to Van Lanschot Asset Management to manage the Van Lanschot European Equity Fund. After the acquisition of Kempen Capital Management by Van Lanschot, he worked at Kempen Capital Management for 6 months to manage European equity mandates. Marco holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics and Finance from Tilburg University. Steef Bergakker is a member of the Robeco Trends Investing team and portfolio manager of Robeco Hollands Bezit. Before he was the portfolio manager of Robeco Infrastructure Equities. Prior to rejoining Robeco in 2008, Steef held different functions at IRIS (Institute for Research and Investment Services), the former research joint venture of Robeco and Rabobank. From 1998 through 2008 he served as head of IRIS Equity Research, and before that he worked as equity analyst for 8 years. Steef started his career in the investment industry at Robeco in 1990, as a junior analyst. He holds a Master¿s degree in Monetary Economics and Finance and Investments from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

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Close financial year31-12
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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.