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RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities S EUR

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2145461161
  • Contributes actively to the UN SDGs by investing in companies that do the same.
  • Selection is based on positive impact and attractive sustainability characteristics at every level.
  • Portfolio construction combines high-conviction ideas with a risk-reducing optimization process.
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About this fund

The RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities Strategy intentionally invests in companies that have a positive and significant link to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The strategy focuses on companies that offer beneficial products and services and exhibit strong operational excellence and financial attractiveness.

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Market development

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Equity investors continued to be in a positive mood. Expectations of a new round of fiscal stimulus were not disappointed. Shortly after Christmas, President Trump signed a Covid-19 relief and government funding bill that includes new stimulus checks for Americans and small businesses in the US. The program should help them to cope with the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Only a few days later, the European Union and the United Kingdom, after years of negotiations, reached a final agreement that specifies the Brexit terms. Therefore, the separation became official on 31 December, even though a lot of details still need to be worked out. The deal remains provisional until the remaining EU member states have ratified the agreement. The number of Covid-19 cases continued to rise around the globe, leading to partial lockdowns in individual countries. Nevertheless, the first people have now received their vaccinations.

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The fund is allowed to pursue an active currency policy to generate extra returns and can engage in currency hedging transactions.

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In principle the fund does not intend to distribute dividend and so both the income earned by the fund and its overall performance are reflected in its share price.

ESG Integration policy

RobecoSAM Global SDG Equities invest in companies whose products and services create a positive impact on the SDGs. It employs systematic, bottom-up stock selection that combines proprietary Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) data and research throughout the investment process. ESG criteria for exclusions and theme-specific suitability are applied during universe construction. An in-house Sustainability Investing (SI) research team integrates financially-material sector and company-specific sustainability analysis into investment cases. A dedicated thematic equity team incorporates SI research within fundamental analysis and stock valuations. Impact assessments of controversial incidences affecting portfolio holdings provide additional risk management. An active ownership and engagement team interacts directly with company management of fund holdings, offering additional channels for sustainable impact.

Investment policy

Our investment philosophy is grounded in the core belief that the integration of ESG factors into a disciplined, research-driven investment process leads to better-informed investment decisions and better risk-adjusted returns through an economic cycle. Building on our proprietary data and research, we identify companies that generate a competitive advantage through sound business practices, efficiency improvements, and the creation of new solutions for the myriad challenges facing society over the coming decades. Taking a long-term investment perspective, we analyze companies’ business models, market positioning and growth potential, and evaluate their financial performance and valuation. Based on this fundamental assessment, we seek to uncover attractive investment opportunities and implement them in concentrated, conviction-based equity portfolios.

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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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Consensus among economists and strategists predicts global GDP to grow around 4-5% in 2021. A key assumption behind this positive outlook is a successful course of the mass vaccination that has now begun. Although the long-term effects of the new Covid-19 drugs are unknown and some logistical challenges still need to be solved, it is expected that up to 700 million doses can be made available by the end of Q1. Support for equities also comes from policymakers, who will maintain their fiscal stimulus policy. In contrast to after the global financial crisis, large budget deficits and immediate interventions are now broadly accepted. In the US, the Democrats also gained a majority in the Senate and are now able to increase stimulus. Central banks will continue to buy Treasuries and will stay away from interest rate hikes for a very long time. An additional catalyst for economic growth is China. The country has been able to recover from the virus much stronger than anticipated. China has recently signed the world's largest free-trade agreement with 14 other Asia-Pacific countries, a strong commitment to boosting growth and prosperity in the region.

Rainer Baumann, CFA
Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann, CFA

Rainer Baumann is Head of Investments and a Member of the Executive Committee at Robeco Switzerland Ltd. He oversees and manages a team of investment professionals consisting of Portfolio Managers and Equity Analysts. In addition to his management role, he acts as a Portfolio Manager for the Global SDG Equities strategy. Prior to joining the firm, Rainer spent three years with UBS Wealth Management as a Portfolio Manager responsible for large private asset management mandates and as a member of the local investment committee. He began his career in Financial Audit at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rainer holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich and is a CFA Charter-holder. He joined Robeco in 2002.

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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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