Fact sheet: Robeco European Cons Eq

Fund information
Fund name
Robeco European Conservative Equities D EUR
Fund manager company
Robeco Luxembourg S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Maarten Polflietsince 27/03/2014
  • Pim van Vlietsince 06/08/2007
  • Arlette Van Ditshuizensince 06/08/2007
  • Jan Sytze Mosselaarsince 03/07/2012
Fund objective
Robeco European Conservative Equities invests in low-volatile stocks in European economies. The fund's long-term aim is to achieve returns comparable to those on European market stocks, but at a distinctly lower level of downside risk. The selection of these low-volatile stocks is carried out using a quantitative model, which ranks stocks in a variety of ways, including market sensitivity, volatility, valuation and sentiment.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe Index (Net) (EUR)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
4.9%
1 Year rank in sector
196/227
Sector
FO Equity - Europe inc UK
Yield
-
Fund size
£1,555m (£1,591m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
93
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK32.5%
    Switzerland16%
    France9.1%
    Germany7.6%
    Sweden6.1%
  • Consumer Staples20.1%
    Financials16.7%
    Industrials15.6%
    Utilities13.1%
    Consumer Discretionary11.8%
  • UK Equities32.5%
    Swiss Equities16%
    French Equities9.1%
    German Equities7.6%
    Swedish Equities6.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund1%1.4%-0.5%4.9%23%66.8%
Sector2.1%6.2%6.7%9.4%14.5%61.5%
Rank within sector178 / 235209 / 233224 / 233196 / 22752 / 19989 / 175
Quartile4th4th4th4th2nd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund-0.1%-3.5%14.6%12.1%18.6%
Sector1.3%-0.6%11.1%4.2%21.1%
Rank within sector220 / 235169 / 22760 / 21016 / 198138 / 185
Quartile4th3rd2nd1st3rd
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
3.46
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.81
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
0.35
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
11.24
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
5.64
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.45
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.8
Price movement
52 week high172.71
52 week low150.18
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price166.68
Region
1UK32.5%
2Switzerland16%
3France9.1%
4Germany7.6%
5Sweden6.1%
6Italy4.6%
7Belgium4.4%
8Norway4.3%
9Netherlands4.2%
Industry sector
1Consumer Staples20.1%
2Financials16.72%
3Industrials15.62%
4Utilities13.13%
5Consumer Discretionary11.84%
6Telecommunications Utilities8.76%
7Health Care6.17%
8Materials2.98%
9Real Estate2.98%
Asset type
1UK Equities32.5%
2Swiss Equities16%
3French Equities9.1%
4German Equities7.6%
5Swedish Equities6.1%
6Italian Equities4.6%
7Belgian Equities4.4%
8Norwegian Equities4.3%
9Dutch Equities4.2%
Individual holdings
1RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC2.03%
2VODAFONE GROUP2%
3BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO1.99%
4GLAXOSMITHKLINE1.97%
5NATIONAL GRID1.86%
6IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC1.83%
7RELX PLC1.77%
8SWISS REINSURANCE1.71%
9MUENCHENER RUECKVERSICHERUNGS­GESELLSCHAFT AG1.69%
Management
Fund manager group
Robeco Luxembourg
Fund manager company
Robeco Luxembourg S.A.
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Robeco European Conservative Equities invests in low-volatile stocks in European economies. The fund's long-term aim is to achieve returns comparable to those on European market stocks, but at a distinctly lower level of downside risk. The selection of these low-volatile stocks is carried out using a quantitative model, which ranks stocks in a variety of ways, including market sensitivity, volatility, valuation and sentiment.
Benchmark
  • MSCI Europe Index (Net) (EUR)
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Maarten Polfliet27/03/2014Mr. Polfliet is a Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team. His primary responsibilities are Robeco's Value and Low-volatility strategy, 'Conservative Equities'. Previously, he was Client Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team. He started his career as a portfolio manager for private and institutional clients at SNS Bank Nederland in 1999. From 2002 he worked at Bank Insinger de Beaufort as portfolio manager for its Dutch Equity Fund, before joining Robeco in 2005. Having gained a Master's degree in Financial Economics at Tilburg University, he was subsequently awarded his Masters in Financial Analysis by the the University of Amsterdam.
Pim van Vliet06/08/2007Mr. Van Vliet is a Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team. His primary responsibility is Robeco's Low-volatility strategies, called Conservative Equities. Pim joined Robeco in 2005.
Arlette Van Ditshuizen06/08/2007Ms. Van Ditshuizen is a Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team. Her primary responsibility is Robeco's Low-volatility strategies, called Conservative Equities. Previously she was Risk Manager with Robeco for two years and held a position as Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Derivatives Structures with Robeco for six years. Arlette started her career in 1997 at Robeco. She is a graduate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a Master's degree in Econometrics.
Jan Sytze Mosselaar03/07/2012Mr. Mosselaar is a Portfolio Manager within the Quantitative Equities team. His primary responsibility is Robeco's Low-volatility strategies, called Conservative Equities. He started his career in 2004 at Robeco and worked for 10 years as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Robeco Asset Allocation department, managing multi-asset allocation funds, quant allocation funds and fiduciary pension mandates. He also was part of Robeco's Asset Allocation Committee. Mr. Mosselaar holds a Master's degree in Business Economics with a specialization in Finance & Investments from the University of Groningen. He is a CFA charter holder.
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Offshore, Peru, Singapore
Robeco European Conservative Equities B EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price103.73
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeA4L2
Robeco European Conservative Equities B USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price82.43
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFJHP
Robeco European Conservative Equities C EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price132.58
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG75O
Robeco European Conservative Equities C GBP
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price115.33
CurrencyGBP
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE22B
Robeco European Conservative Equities D EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price166.68
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeCBN4
Robeco European Conservative Equities D USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price113.69
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeJ8AI
Robeco European Conservative Equities D2 USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price97.5
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEARY
Robeco European Conservative Equities D2H USD
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.24
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEARZ
Robeco European Conservative Equities DH USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.66
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFURC
Robeco European Conservative Equities F EUR
Initial charge5%
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price107.54
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeE5WP
Robeco European Conservative Equities I EUR
Initial charge0.5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£10,000
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price157.97
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeA4L1
Robeco European Conservative Equities I USD
Initial charge0.5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price94.44
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFILQ
Robeco European Conservative Equities IH EUR
Initial charge0.5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price161.18
CurrencyEUR
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGMDW
Robeco European Conservative Equities IH USD
Initial charge0.5%
Annual charge0.55%
Min single investment£500,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price102.74
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFU1W
Robeco European Conservative Equities M USD
Initial charge0.5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)1.7%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price97.06
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFO9V
Robeco European Conservative Equities MH USD
Initial charge5%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price101.42
CurrencyUSD
Price updated13/01/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeFURD
Robeco European Conservative Equities Z EUR
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)0.04%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price110.54
CurrencyEUR
Price updated09/11/2012
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeGMWS
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