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RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Equities I CHF

Index: MSCI World Index TRN
ISIN: LU2146192021
  • Forward-looking concept — While water resources are limited, demand for water is increasing fast. Population growth, urbanization and water-intensive dietary changes add to rising industrial water demand. Implementing solutions to these challenges is critical to survival and a pre-requisite for further economic growth. This is one of the major growth opportunities of our times.
  • Focus areas — Invests in structural winners along the water value chain. The most interesting and fastest-growing focus areas are wastewater treatment, water analytics and infrastructure.
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About this fund

RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally offering products and services that address the challenges related to the quantity, quality and allocation of water. 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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Market development

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In June, global equity markets performed positively again. The world economy is still doing well despite some materials and components shortages. The supplier of precision agriculture solutions Raven was bought by CNH. June saw the announcement of further details about the merger of Veolia and Suez, and the carve out of the French water and waste business and other assets in the new Suez. San Jose Water company announced new restrictions to conserve water during the drought. Water is getting increasingly scarce in California, especially after the two driest winters since the seventies, and water levels in the reservoirs are getting low. Global warming challenges the world these days, like the heat waves in western Canada.

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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 Sustainable Water Equities strategy invests globally in companies offering products and services that address the challenges related to the quantity, quality and allocation of water. 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 Sustainable Water Equities is an actively managed fund that invests globally offering products and services that address the challenges related to the quantity, quality and allocation of water. 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 contributes to water infrastructure and to distribution of tap water, and collection and treatment of wastewater and focuses on companies which supply to the value chain of water or which offer products or technologies which are more water efficient than others in their category. This is done by investing in companies that advance the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs): Clean water and sanitation, Good health and well-being, Life below water and Life on land. 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 the 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 predefined guidelines.

Expectation of fund manager

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Long-term drivers such as population growth, the growing global middle class, urbanization, water pollution, aging infrastructure and climate change are intact, and these trends are expected to generate growth opportunities in the water value chain. Some water companies are expected to benefit from the large infrastructure investment program, which is on the agenda of the new US government. The water fund is overweight in suppliers of analytical equipment and suppliers of water treatment solutions thanks to their good growth opportunities. We are still underweight US and Brazilian water utilities as well as US waste management. French utilities are slightly overweight due to their cost-saving programs, some planned asset disposals, and merger and acquisition activities. British water utilities are overweight.

Dieter Küffer, CFA
Dieter Küffer, CFA

Dieter Küffer, CFA

Dieter Küffer is Head of Thematic Investing Water/Healthy Living / Circular Economy and Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Equities strategy. Prior to joining Robeco, he led a team responsible for the management of actively managed equity mandates on behalf of Swiss institutional clients at UBS Asset Management in Zurich. He began his career as an investment counsel in the Private Banking Division of UBS. Dieter Küffer holds a federal diploma as Swiss-Certified Banking Expert and is a CFA Charterholder. He joined Robeco in 2001.

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Valoren55753642
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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 0.01% 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

Investors who are not subject to (exempt from) Dutch corporate-income tax (e.g. pension funds) are not taxed on the achieved result. Investors who are subject to Dutch corporate-income tax can be taxed for the result achieved on their investment in the fund. Dutch bodies that are subject to corporate-income tax are obligated to declare interest and dividend income, as well as capital gains in their tax return. Investors residing outside the Netherlands are subject to their respective national tax regime applying to foreign investment funds. We advise individual 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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