FUNDS - RobecoSAM Smart Materials
Last update on: 20/08/2020

RobecoSAM Smart Materials

Investment Trusts
RobecoSAM AG
Swiss & Global Asset Management
Asset Manager
SAM Sustainable Asset Management

Fund data (Equity Fund)

Fund size

(as of 31/10/2020)

645.94 mil. EUR
Share class size

(as of 31/10/2020)

76.91 mil. EUR
ISIN LU0175575991
Fund price (as of 20/08/2020)
Offer n.s.
Bid 239.27 Euro

Growth (as of 20/08/2020) *

10 Years 125.00 %
5 Years 40.29 %
3 Years 4.06 %
1 Year 5.91 %
Current year -4.73 %
Benchmark MSCI World Total Return Net

* in Euro (€)

Master data of Funds
Launch date 10/11/1999
Available in AT, BE, CH, DE, ES, FI, FR, GB, IE, IT, LI, LU, NL, SE
Fund type Equity Fund
Kind of fund Sustainable issues Fund / Climate-/ Environmental Technology fund
Aim of investment Outperforming the benchmark MSCI Small Cap Index .
Investment strategy Worldwide investment in innovative and growth oriented small and mid caps. These will, as SAM believes, benefit from sustainable issues above average. Investment in the following topics: water Energy, resource input/output ratio, food and health.
KAG is Julius Bär Multipartner SICAV.
Investment process Step 1 SAM has defined an investment universe of companies on the basis of macro analysis (ecological, social, economical)

Step 2: SAM Corporate Sustainability Analysis TM is divided into three steps:

-Screening: The analysts research various sustainability criteria valid for all industries. The corporations with the highest sustainability score of their industry or investment area pass step 2a.

-assessment: The analysts look into industry specific sustainability criteria and the financial situation of the company. Companies with sustainability scores and financial figures above industry average or predefined minimum criteria pass step 2b.

-focus analysis: The analysts look at the sustainability performance, the strategic positioning and the competitive advantages in greater detail. Companies passing step 2c are put on the focus list and may be purchased. Part of the focus analysis is the preparation of a DCF.

Step 3 The portfolio management prepares the investment strategy for the product based on the investment guidelines and the general investment strategy by SAM Sustainable Asset Management. SAM uses a DCF-model (free cash flow to the firm) to identify the "fair" value of a company. This value is used to determine the weighting of the individual holding in the portfolio.

Step 4: The performance of the products is measured and compared with the benchmark and the "Peer group". Absolute and relative risks are calculated and continuously controlled via statistical models like Barra.
Positive criteria Best-in-class approach considering the ecological, social and economic performance
Negative criteria for stocks and corporate bonds Governance:
- corruption and bribery*
- violations of the UN Global Compact

Ethical and Social:
- exploitative child labour
- banned weapons
- weapons of mass destruction (ABC/CBRN)
- cluster bombs and anti-personnel mines
- tobacco products
- animal experimentation*
- violations of human rights
- violations of the ILO protocol
- weapons/armaments

- airlines
- nuclear power stations
- genetic engineering (agriculture)*
- aviation
- uranium mines/uranium processing facilities (ownership or operation)

- prostitution
- environmentally harmful conduct

Negative criteria for government bonds n.s.
Research done by InHouse

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*no exclusion but part of the analysis