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RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities F CHF

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2145465741
  • Participates in megatrends such as the electrification of transportation and autonomous driving.
  • Focuses on technology leaders and market disruptors with outstanding long-term growth opportunities in smart mobility value chains.
  • Particularly appealing for investors will a horizon of at least three to five years.
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that benefit from the emerging megatrend of electric vehicles. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The strategy integrates sustainability criteria as part of the stocks selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of an eligible investment universe that includes companies whose business models contibute to the thematic investment objectives. The assessment regarding relevant SDGs uses an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si.

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RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities F CHF

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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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Global stock markets had a decent month as confidence in the economic recovery grew, whilst fears of rising inflation or new Covid-19 variants possibly derailing the rebound lingered. Statements from monetary policy makers documenting their willingness to shrug off near-term inflationary spikes and to maintain a dovish policy helped to reassure the markets. The Smart Mobility theme continued to remain attractive, as the transformation of the automotive industry towards electrification maintained its momentum. Notably, the European electric vehicles (EV) market continues to show very healthy year-on-year growth rates, with EV sales penetration (both plug-ins and pure EVs) maintaining high levels after almost reaching 20% at the end of 2020.

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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

The RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities strategy invests in companies that benefit from secular trends in urbanization, electrification, and automation that are driving sustainable solutions in mobility and transportation. 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 incorporate 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

RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally in companies that benefit from the emerging megatrend of electric vehicles. The selection of these stocks is based on fundamental analysis. The fund's objective is to achieve a better return than the index. The fund has sustainable investment as its objective within the meaning of Article 9 of the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The fund furthes the decarbonization of the global transportation sector through investments in its electrification by investing in companies that advance the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): Affordable and Clean Energy goal, Decent work and economic growth, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, and Responsible consumption and production. The fund integrates ESG (i.e. Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) in the investment process, applies an exclusion list basis controversial behavior, products (including controversial weapons, tobacco, palm oil and fossil fuel) while avoiding investment in thermal coal, weapons, military contracting and companies that severely violate labor conditions, next to voting and engaging.The strategy integrates sustainability criteria as part of the stocks selection process and through a theme specific sustainability assessment. The portfolio is built on the basis of an eligible investment universe that includes companies whose business models contibute to the thematic investment objectives. The assessment regarding relevant SDGs uses an internally developed framework about which more information can be obtained via the website www.robeco.com/si. The majority of stocks selected will be components of the Benchmark, but stocks outside the Benchmark may be selected too. The investment policy is not constrained by a benchmark but the fund may use a benchmark for comparison purposes. The fund can deviate substantially from the issuer, country and sector weightings of the Benchmark. There are no restrictions on the deviation from the Benchmark. The Benchmark is a broad market weighted index that is not consistent with the sustainable objective of the fund.

Risk policy

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

Expectation of fund manager

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Global economic recovery is gaining momentum, with consumer spending rising faster than businesses can ramp up. Even though price increases of goods are likely to moderate over the next months as production bottlenecks are resolved, the upside pressure on wages is expected to remain. On a positive note, the central banks continue to express their strong monetary support, as they perceive the current inflationary spike as rather temporary. Overall, the fund management remains constructive on the mid- to long-term prospects of the markets.

Thiemo Lang, PhD
Thiemo Lang, PhD

Thiemo Lang, PhD

Thiemo Lang is Head of Thematic Investing Energy/Mobility/Materials and Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities and the RobecoSAM Smart Mobility Equities strategies. In addition, Thiemo is the lead manager for an Investment Management mandate, the Global EV Revolution fund. Prior to joining Robeco, he was Senior Portfolio Manager of the Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch et Cie. "Infology" technology strategy, where he focused on companies in the fields of energy technologies and new materials. Previously, he co-managed various mutual and institutional funds and was responsible for the conception and launch of the "Activest Lux NanoTech" at Activest (HypoVereinsbank) in Munich. He began his investment career in 1999 as a Technology Analyst at Activest before being promoted to Portfolio Manager. Prior to that, he was a development engineer with Siemens in Munich. He earned his Diploma of Electronics from the University of Stuttgart and holds a PhD in Optics/Photonics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He joined Robeco in 2007.

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1st quotation date1603929600000
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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