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Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities F EUR

Reference index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Gross Total Return, EUR)
ISIN: LU0940004590
  • Large cap value fund
  • Selects the best investment candidate with a market capitalization greater than $2 billion.
  • Bottom-up fundamental research investment discipline
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About this fund

Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities invests in largecap stocks in the US. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund is primarily composed of stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion. Its bottom-up stockselection 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 Large Cap Equities F EUR

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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.

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Market development

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Markets sold off in May, the first negative month of the year for many US indices. Increasing trade war concerns plagued the market as talks between the US and China deteriorated and President Trump extended his focus to Mexico and other trade partners. Large-cap stocks were down over 6% while small caps fared a bit worse. The spread between value and growth was muted compared to prior months. Defensive sectors won in May with REITs and utilities leading the market. At the opposite end, energy and consumer durables lagged. Technology and finance also slightly lagged while healthcare, another sector in focus recently, held up well in the market turmoil.

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Currency policy

Investments are exclusively made in securities denominated in US dollars. The fund is denominated in euros.

Dividend policy

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

ESG Integration policy

For Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities, ESG factors are qualitatively considered on an individual basis in the fundamental analysis but are not structurally integrated in the investment process.

Investment policy

The fund's broad definition of value looks beyond traditional value characteristics such as low Price/Earnings and Price/Book, and includes analysis of long-term business fundamentals and short term business momentum. The fund's investment objective is to participate in rising markets and preserve capital in falling markets through diligent risk management.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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May's selloff directed investors to what they perceived to be safe stocks as global markets reacted to trade uncertainty, yield curve inversion and geopolitical uncertainty. Heading into June, the market has focused on a potential rate cut by the Federal Reserve and further developments in US trade relations. The overall health of US corporations seems strong but as always, macroeconomic reactions will move the market day to day. As always, the fund exhibits attractive valuations, strong business fundamentals and improving business momentum.

Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA
Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA

Mark Donovan, CFA, David Pyle, CFA, Stephanie Mc Girr, David Cohen, CFA

Mr. Donovan is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Boston Partners and lead portfolio manager for BP Large Cap Value portfolios. He is responsible for strategic and tactical operating decisions affecting the firm. He was one of the founding partners of Boston Partners Asset Management in 1995. He joined the firm from The Boston Company where he was Senior Vice President and equity portfolio manager. He also spent five years as a consulting associate with Kaplan, Smith & Associates, and two years as a securities analyst for Value Line Inc. Mr. Donovan holds a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has thirty-four years of investment experience.Mr. Pyle is a portfolio manager for Boston Partners Large Cap Value portfolios. Prior to assuming this role, he was a research analyst covering the utility, insurance, leisure & lodging, packaging, publishing, and computer equipment & services sectors. Mr. Pyle joined the firm from State Street Research where he was a research analyst and associate portfolio manager in their equity value group. Prior to that, he spent five years with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Pyle holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, and an M.B.A. degree from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Pyle holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has twenty years of investment experience. Ms. McGirr is a portfolio manager for the Boston Partners Large Cap Value strategy. Previous experience includes managing a portion of the Boston Partners Long/Short Research strategy and as a fundamental equity analyst specializing in the health care services, insurance, restaurant, retail, and apparel industries. Over the course of her tenure at Boston Partners, Stephanie also covered the consumer staples and business services industries. She started with Boston Partners in 2002 as a research and quantitative assistant in the firm’s research group. She joined the firm from Arthur Andersen where she was an operations associate. Ms. McGirr holds a bachelor's degree in English from Colgate University. She has sixteen years of experience. Mr. Cohen is a portfolio manager for the Boston Partners Large Cap Value strategy. Previous experience includes managing a portion of the Boston Partners Long/Short Research strategy and as an equity analyst specializing in the energy sector as well as the engineering & construction, and metals & mining industries. He has deep experience analyzing and understanding capital intensive commodity oriented businesses. He joined the firm from Loomis Sayles where he had over 8 years of experience as a portfolio manager for their Research Fund, as well as running a global energy hedge fund. As an equity analyst he covered the energy, materials, and industrials sectors. Prior to joining Loomis Sayles, Mr. Cohen was in consultant relations at MFS Investment Management. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his M.S. in Finance from Brandeis University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has fourteen years of experience.

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ISINLU0940004590
BloombergROULCFE LX
Valoren21527904
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1st quotation date1378252800000
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.

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