Robeco SAM Sustainable Water Fund

ISIN: LU2146190835:CHF

Provider: J. Safra Sarasin | Official Instrument Web (external)

Instrument Profile

Understanding the Opportunity:

There is no alternative to water and its scarcity is becoming a threat around the globe. Beyond drinking water, which is essential for human survival, water is an indispensable resource for many industrial processes such as food, chemical and pharmacy, textile, semiconductor and pulp & paper. Consequently, there is an ever-increasing demand for investments in water infrastructure and technology from all stakeholders: individuals, companies and states. Studies indicate that long-term growth in the water industry is expected to be 3-5% per year in developed countries and more than 10% per year in developing countries.
“Global water demand will more than double by 2050” – Source: MSCI ESG Research, 2014 using data from Aqueduct; OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction, 2012

A distinguishing feature of this instrument is that it leverages all available opportunities across the 4 key elements of the value chain of water:

  • Infrastructure (e.g. pipes and pumps)
  • Treatment
  • Supply
  • Efficient use of water.
The portfolio focuses solely on pure players and therefore only invest in companies that derive at least 20% of their total revenues from water-related activities.

What is the investment objective?

The Fund invests in shares of forward-looking companies exposed to the water value chain. The investment universe comprises ca. 250+ companies which are grouped in water infrastructure, water technologies and water stewardship companies. The investment process is built on in-house sustainability (ESG) research, water research and in-depth financial research. The resulting portfolio is a high-conviction, global all-cap portfolio with 35 -50 holdings. It exhibits strong ESG credentials with no controversial exposure, e.g. nuclear. Voting rights are executed on the basis of the in-house policy.

Type: Equity SICAV

Geography: Broad Developed Countries

Sector: Diversified

Investment Style: Mid-Cap Blend

Ongoing Charges: 1.68%

Initial Charge: 3.00%

Fund Size (AUM): CHF 1562,71M

MSCI Sustainability
Score

n/a

Source: MSCI Inc. Last update: Dec 6th, 2020

Morningstar Sustainability Score

3/5

Source: Morningstar, Inc.
Last update: Dec 6th, 2020

Data by the open sources of the instrument provider. Last update: 6.12.2020

Rolling performance at 3/12/2020

1 Year: 22.22%

Performance data by the open sources of the instrument provider. Last update: 6.12.2020

Top 10 Holdings

Company

Danaher Corp

Entegris Inc

Veolia Environnement SA

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc

Suez SA

Pentair PLC

Xylem Inc

Republic Services Inc

Masco Corp

Weighting

7.01%

3.85%

3.79%

3.67%

3.27%

3.08%

3.05%

3.02%

2.96%

2.91%

36.31%

Top portfolio holdings as of 6.12.2020 | Source: instrument provider.

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