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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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Initial charges or eventual custody charges which intermediaries might apply are not included.
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.

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Based on transaction prices, the fund's return was 10.73%. Two of the trends generated a return that was ahead of the index: Robotics & Automation, followed by Digital Enablers. Robotics & Automation includes many names with a more cyclical character that should benefit from a reopening of the global economy and a possible resumption of capex spending. The top three stocks in November were Zebra Technologies, Infineon Technologies and Palo Alto Networks. The bottom three stocks were Equinix, Cellnex Telecom and Kion Group. Year-to-date, both in an absolute and relative sense, Robotics & Automation has been the best-performing trend. Digital Enablers and Secure Digital Infrastructure also posted positive returns.

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Market development

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A tight US election, Green Deal stock euphoria, a last-minute withdrawal of a huge IPO, multiple positive vaccine efficacy test results, several violent style rotations, a monster M&A, cryptocurrency mania reloaded…you name it, last November had it! When the smoke cleared, it turned out that the equity markets had pole-vaulted past the starting point of this year in one fell swoop. The markets’ positive reaction was primarily driven by the favorable vaccine test results and the prospects of eventual normalization somewhere in the course of 2021. Relief about the relatively balanced outcome of the US elections was another factor driving investor optimism. A political gridlock is perceived as good by most investors, as it diminishes the chances of sweeping policy changes. As a rule, investors do not like change. Finally, reported earnings over the third quarter were very strong, leading analysts to upgrade their forecasts on average.

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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.

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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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The combination and confluence of increasing connectivity, digitization of products, services and business processes is providing abundant opportunities to make tremendous progress in these respects across virtually every industry. This digital transformation of the business world, which is expected to run for at least another decade, is the overarching secular growth trend that Robeco Digital Innovations is designed to capture. We continue to believe that the secular trends outlined above remain valid and, if anything, will be reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to seeking productivity and efficiency gains, minimizing exposure to human vulnerabilities, such as a pandemic, has now come to the forefront as a forceful argument to expedite the digital transformation of business. The long-term prospects are very bright, while the short-term outlook has improved with the prospect of effective vaccines in the course of 2021. However, a lot of good news has already been discounted by the market and high valuations leave little room for error. We therefore remain optimistic, but continue to proceed with caution.

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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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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