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Robeco Sustainable Property Equities M USD

ISIN: LU0699433222
  • 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 Sustainable Property Equities is an actively managed fund that 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. Voting, Engagement, ESG Integration and Robeco's exclusion policy are part of the investment policy.

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Market development

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Equity markets continued to rally with the S&P500 setting a new intra month all-time high at 3508 in August. Style rotation favoring growth over value has accelerated since markets troughed on 23 March, with value stocks underperforming growth stocks by over 25%, while still returning over 40%. Global real estate stocks did not fare any better, in line with the MSCI World Value Index. US 10-year yields increased and finished the month at 0.7%, while US BBB yield spread remained virtually unchanged at 145 bps. H1 earnings reflect the Covid-19 impact across subsectors. Subsectors like Hotel & Resort REITs and Retail REITs are hit hard by Covid-19. On the other hand, mainly within the PropTech trend segment, real estate companies have been able to meet or exceed expectations and are being rewarded for doing so.

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Sustainability Themed Fund

Currency policy

The fund can engage in currency hedging transactions.

Dividend policy

The fund does not distribute dividend. Any income earned by the fund is reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

Robeco Sustainable 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 Sustainable 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. Voting, Engagement, ESG Integration and Robeco's exclusion policy are part of the investment policy.

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

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Given the uncertainty about the impact and duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, stock prices might be volatile for some time. However, following the large Covid-19-related correction in property stock prices, the sector is now attractively valued, creating an opportunity for long-term investors. With an approx. 4% underlying dividend yield, the global property sector is an attractive asset category for investors. Looking at longer-term periods in history, we find that the sector has generated attractive returns versus general equities. Ownership of property assets offers an attractive income stream and the opportunity to benefit from land value 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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Valoren14196083
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1st quotation date1320192000000
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.