Robeco announced the launch a new fund for EM equity that it will be managed by Jaap van der Hart, lead manager on the Robeco Emerging Stars Equities fund.
Robeco Emerging Opportunities Equities is the latest high conviction fund to be added to the fundamental Emerging Markets Equities capability of the firm.
The fund has been launched as a result of growing demand for products with a high active share. This is because many clients now combine low-cost index-tracking products with high-active share strategies to enhance performance.
Robeco Emerging Opportunities Equities invests worldwide in stocks of the most promising emerging and frontier economies. The fund aims to achieve higher returns by investing in the most promising countries irrespective of their weight in the reference index, while maintaining a well-diversified portfolio of 70 to 100 stocks. It will invest up to 25% of the portfolio in attractive opportunities within the smaller companies' universe. The fund manager combines a top-down country allocation process with bottom-up stock selection, where stock selection is based on a unique blend of fundamental and quantitative proprietary research.
The fund will be managed within Robeco's Emerging Markets Equity Team, and the fund manager will be Jaap van der Hart.