Robeco launches sustainable high conviction emerging market equity fund

12 Sep 2019

Robeco announces the launch of Robeco Sustainable Emerging Stars Equities.

The newly launched high-conviction strategy will have a significantly better ESG profile and environmental footprint than its benchmark (MSCI Emerging Markets Index), while aiming to generate above-benchmark returns. The concentrated portfolio will consist of approximately 35-50 holdings, resulting in an active share of above 80%.

The strategy selects companies from a sustainable investment universe, based on top-down country analysis and bottom-up stock ideas, and leverages Robeco and RobecoSAM’s long history in sustainable investing and extensive in-house expertise. The strategy also includes voting and engagement, which will be carried out by Robeco’s Active Ownership team.

The fund will be managed by Jaap van der Hart and Fabiana Fedeli, members of Robeco’s Emerging Market Equity team, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Sustainable Emerging Market strategy is an addition to Robeco’s existing fundamentally managed ‘Stars’ fund range, consisting of concentrated, high-conviction portfolios.