ISIN - International Security Identification Number, is a unique identifier for each fund. In Sweden, all registered funds start with letters SE followed by a 10 digit number.
Rtn. this y - Fund return in %, year to date.
Annual Fee - Ongoing Charges - expressed as % of Asset under Management, is an estimate of future costs in the fund. The estimate is based on actual costs during the previous 12 months. If a fund has changed its fees, the estimate is valid until 12 month actual historical data is available. The most important cost in the measure is the Management Fee. The Management fee includes fees to the management company, custody fees, supervisory and audit fees. The Management fees does not include interest, performance fees or commissions/transaction fees.
Risk. - The funds risk is a measure of potential return. For more information, please read the Fact Sheet and Information Broschure.
Morningstar Rating (3 years). - Morningstars Fund Rating system is a calculated risk/return measure that can be used to rank funds of similar category in the European market. The Rating is shown as a weighter average of the 3, 5 and 10 year average and expressed as a figure 1-5. The highest rank is 5 stars which is awarded to the 10% best funds in each category. A fund must have a performance history of at least three years to receive a rating. The rating is developed by the independent fund information company Morningstar.
SFDR Categorization. - EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan: Through new EU action plans and legal requirements, sustainability will become a regulated area for the financial industry. In March 2018, the European Commission launched an action plan to finance sustainable growth with three main objectives: 1) shift capital flows towards sustainable investments in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth 2) address financial risks arising from climate change, environmental degradation and social issues 3) increase transparency and improve reporting and promote transparency and long-term sustainability in economic activities.
The Disclosure Regulation means that new requirements will be imposed on the disclosure of sustainability-related information. The purpose of the Regulation is to (1) harmonize requirements for sustainability-related information within the EU 2) increase transparency and clarity regarding sustainability-related information 3) increase the attractiveness of sustainable investments.
Light Green - The Fund promotes environmental and/or social characteristics.
Dark Green - The fund has sustainable investments as its goal.
Other - The fund is not classified as light green or dark green.

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Portfolio

Asset Manager Comment
Updated: 2021-09-06
The fund's price continued to rise during the month in line with the stock market in general and technology shares in particular. The last reports for the calendar year came in and were generally strong. The rise of some technology shares has far exceeded the increase in profits, which has made the majority of shares very expensive. The expectations and hopes for future development are optimistic. Major incentives are being weighed against Covid-19 and its Delta variant which shut down economies and also effected global trade.

During the month, design and software companies in the semiconductor sector have performed better than payment services and computer gaming companies. Computer gaming companies were affected by regulations concerning gambling from China. The regulations that began for the internet companies earlier this year have continued and now with more focus on games and especially children under the age of 18 years.

We have reduced exposure to the most expensive shares but increased in more reasonably valued shares. For example, we have increased in payment system companies. We remain focused on sustainability and profitable growth. The focus is on valuation for the companies in the portfolio, in light of strong stock market developments.

We have approximately 73 shareholdings in the fund.
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Management

Kristofer Barrett
Kristofer Barrett manages Swedbank Robur Globalfond, Technology and Fokus. He has an educational background in business finance and joined Swedbank Robur in 2006.

Experience and education
He has previously managed Swedbank Robur Global Emerging Markets (2007–2011, 2013–2016), Rysslandsfond (2011–2015), Balkanfond and Afrikafond (2007–2015), Kapitalinvest (2016–2019) and Europafond (2019–2020). 

Kristofer has an M.Sc. in Business Administration from Uppsala University (2002–2006) and has studied at the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business (2005).
Global equities team
Our global equities team invests in the majority of the markets around the world. The fund managers are responsible for their individual funds and select the companies to invest in, at the same time as the entire team works closely together, sharing knowledge and ideas. Our sustainability analysts and compliance officers also provide them with support, which provides the managers with a unique and broad basis for their investments. The team comprises ten portfolio managers who, together with the entire equity management team, have assets under management of slightly more than SEK 670 billion. 
Active equity funds
The actively managed equity funds apply an investment strategy based on analysis of fundamentals. The focus is on the selection of companies, but sector, regional and thematic analyses are also key components of the strategy. The fund managers strive through active management to attain a return that exceeds the average return in the markets where the funds invest, in other words a return that exceeds the fund’s benchmark index. Our fund managers integrate sustainability as a natural component of the funds’ investment processes. 

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The fund´s sustainability work

Transparency regarding the integration of sustainability risks, the promotion of environmental or social characteristics, and sustainable investments.

The fund promotes, among other characteristics, environmental or social characteristics

The fund applies three overall approaches to sustainability risk management and to integrating these risks into investment-decision processes – inclusion, exclusion and engagement.

A structured process is carried out to identify the fund’s material sustainability risks. The fund factors the risks into every investment decisions and continuously throughout the portfolio companies’ holding period. In addition to Swedbank Robur’s fundamental process of identifying the companies with high sustainability risks that are excluded from the investment universe of all funds, the fund uses internal and external analysis and data to identify and continuously control sustainability risks in the fund’s holdings. Engaging in dialogue with the companies concerned is a key component of the sustainability and climate-related risk assessment.

The risk assessment for each company includes, for example, specific climate-related risks, how the companies’ business models have been positioned for a sustainability transformation, and social and governance-related risks. Should specific problems or uncertainties of a more serious nature be identified, a deeper analysis is carried out together with internal environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) specialists.

Sustainability risks could affect the financial return of the fund if they materialise at several different levels. Weak governance and control structures may, for example, lead to irregularities that could have an adverse impact on the company’s share price. Material exposures to both transition and physical risks of climate change may pose a vulnerability should the risks materialise and lower the value of the fund’s underlying assets. The integration of sustainability risks into investment-decision processes is critical to achieving high and sustainable long-term returns.


Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics that are promoted by the fund’s management, or included in the fund’s objective

Environmental characteristics

Social characteristics

Practice for good governance

Other sustainable related characteristics

What environmental or social characteristics are promoted by the product?

The fund promotes environmental and social characteristics by including companies based on the ESG factors described below and by excluding investments in the activities described below. In addition, the fund engages with the companies in which it invests.

Sustainability focused on the environment and climate change is integrated into the fund’s selection process. There is a strong focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, since the fund prefers to invest in positive structural growth trends and aims to minimise climate-related risks. The fund actively seeks investments that promote the transition to a more sustainable society and achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement goals. In addition, social and governance-related issues are assessed. Respect for international human rights standards and conventions is fundamental for us as investors. We perform an assessment of these risks for all investments.

Based on relevant ESG approaches, the fund actively engages with the companies in which it invests, for example, dialogue, voting at shareholder meetings and participating in nomination committees.

The fund excludes holdings with high sustainability risk scores and that provide products and services the fund management company considers harmful to society and the environment, according to the information below under “The fund excludes.”

How the fund intends to promote environmental or social characteristics is described under “Methods used to integrate sustainability risks, promote environmental or social characteristics, or achieve a sustainable investment objective.”


Reference values

The fund uses the following index as a reference benchmark

No index has been chosen as a reference benchmark

The financial return of the fund is compared with the chosen market index. The chosen index does not fully reflect the environmental and social characteristics promoted by the fund and is therefore not used as a reference benchmark for assessing the fund’s environmental and social characteristics.


Methods used to integrate sustainability risks, promote environmental or social characteristics, or achieve a sustainable investment objective

The fund selects

What investment strategy does the fund follow to promote its environmental or social characteristics?

Sustainability and climate-related risk assessment is integrated into the fund’s fundamental analysis of companies. A strong focus on GHG emissions is naturally interwoven with the fund’s management, since the fund prefers to invest in positive structural growth trends and aims to minimise climate-related risks.

A key objective for the fund is to strive for continuous improvement in quantitative and qualitative ESG approaches. For example, the fund strives for a continuous repositioning towards a higher level of sustainability and lower climate-related risks. This process includes engaging with portfolio companies and encouraging them to adopt more sustainable business models and to increase the transparency of their ESG reporting.

In line with global thematic trends and to minimise the portfolio’s sustainability and climate-related risks, the fund actively seeks investments with a positive impact on the transition to a more sustainable society and achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement goals. The fund’s aim is that an increasing share of the holdings will consist of companies that are accelerating or benefiting from the transition. The selection criteria include the company’s exposure to, and management of, environmental challenges and sustainability risks and how well the company’s business model is positioned for the transformation.

The fund excludes

The fund does not invest in companies involved in the following products and services. A maximum of five per cent of the turnover of the company in which the placement takes place may relate to activities relating to the specified product or service.

Products and services

Under this heading, a fund which does not take sustainability aspects into account may also indicate which products and services are not included in the fund as a result of the fund's investment policy.

Cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines

Chemical and biological weapons

Nuclear weapons

Tobacco & Cannabis

Fund company comments: The fund also refrains from making investments in companies whose turnover exceeds 5% from cannabis.

Pornography

Fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal)

Fund company comments: The fund excludes companies with mining or refining activities linked to fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) or transport from coal and oil. The fund takes a restrictive approach to the transport of gas and services associated with fossil fuels. The fund also takes a restrictive approach with regard to companies involved in power generation or network operations that make use of fossil fuels. Read more about our definitions, criteria and the possibility to invest in conversion companies in Swedbank Robur's Strategy to opt out.

International standards

The fund does not invest in companies that violate international standards. The assessment is made either by the fund manager itself or by a subcontractor.

The fund does not invest in companies that do not take steps to address identified problems or where the fund considers that the companies will not address the problems for a period that the Fund Manager deems reasonable in the individual case.This option concerns funds that develop an action plan for contested companies, which are excluded if specified conditions are not met during the prescribed period of time.

Fund company comments: When we reach the view that a company is grossly and systematically in breach of international standards and conventions or is otherwise involved in unacceptable activities with respect to sustainability and/or corporate governance, we contact them for a response. If companies exhibit a willingness to change, Swedbank Robur can remain a shareholder, otherwise the companies will be excluded from investment.

Internationella normer avser internationella konventioner, lagar och överenskommelser såsom FN Global Compact och OECD:s riktlinjer för multinationella företag som rör frågor om miljö, mänskliga rättigheter, arbetsvillkor och affärsetik

Countries

For sustainability reasons, the fund does not invest in companies involved in certain countries/debt securities issued by certain states

Other

Other


The fund company influences

Corporate Influence in-house

Fund company comments: In total, we have ten internal specialists in sustainability and owner governance. The specialists conduct an ongoing dialogue with different companies and/or issuers to influence them to be more sustainable and to move them in a positive direction. The fund managers are also involved in the advocacy work.

Corporate influence in cooperation with other investors

Fund company comments: We engage with companies within the framework of PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) and together with other investors on our own initiative.

Corporate influence through external suppliers/consultants

Fund company comments: Influence is conducted through two external suppliers: ISSEthix and Sustainalytics Engagement Service.

Votes at general meetings

Fund company comments: The fund company participates and votes on general meetings based on the fund company’s principles of unitholder engagement.

Participates in nomination committees to influence the composition of the Board of Directors

Other corporate influence

The Fund Management Company uses its ownership power to influence companies in sustainability matters.

The Fund Management Company is in contact with companies in order to influence them in a more sustainable direction.


Information on the methodology used to assess, measure and monitor the environmental or social characteristics of the overall sustainable impact of the financial product

The fund has a documented investment and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) approach, which the fund’s managers follow when making investment decisions. The fund’s holdings are screened using data from several providers. This ensures that the fund complies with the pre-defined criteria for excluding holdings. The data may also be used to assess the holdings included in the fund. Every day, the risk department determines whether the fund is in line with the exclusion criteria. The fund’s sustainability parameters, such as the fund’s carbon footprint, are measured on a regular basis if such measurement is possible given the fund’s investment universe and access to underlying data.