The group said the high-conviction strategy aims to have a 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. 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.
Fedeli said: “Our long history and experience of investing in emerging markets enable us to offer clients a strategy that takes high-conviction positions.”
Robeco Sustainable Emerging Stars Equities is domiciled in Luxembourg and available to institutional and retail investors, as well as wholesale distributors in key markets at the request of investors.