Robeco Boston Value Fund Hunts for Diamonds in the Rough

by Cynthia Wilson | July 16, 2011 7:20 am

The Robeco Boston Partners All Cap Value Investor Shares Fund (MUTF: BPAVX[1]) is a diversified IRA fund that primarily seeks long-term growth of capital in value investments that the managers thing are bargain stocks to buy. Generating income via dividends is a secondary objective.

The Robeco Boston fund invests in the common securities of a broad universe of domestic and foreign issuers, and may also participate in initial public offerings and borrow for investment purposes. The All Cap Value fund may appeal to long-term investors as well as retirees.

Here are the specifics for the Robeco Boston Partners All Cap Value Investor Shares Fund for today’s mutual fund spotlight:

Investing Strategy: Most of the fund’s assets are invested in stocks, but it may invest up to 10% of net assets in securities that can be converted into common stock. Almost 98% of the fund’s assets are in stocks. Most of the remaining assets are in cash reserves.

Expense Ratio: The fund has an expense ratio of 0.95% and no transaction fee and is one of the lower priced funds in the large blend category sector. It also has a Morningstar Rating of five stars.

Top 5 Holdings: The top stocks in the Robeco Boston Partners All Cap Value Investor Shares Fund include financial company JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM[2]) at 3.54%, pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE[3]) at 3.31%, information technology company International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM[4]) at 2.71% gas, chemicals and mining conglomerate Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX[5]) at 2.67% and multi-industry holding company Loews Corporation (NYSE: L[6]) at 2.22%.

Returns: The Robeco Boston Partners All Cap Value Investor Shares Fund had a 12-month return of 22.1%, underperforming the broader market’s 24% return over 1 year. Its 5-year return of 5.71% also underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 14.11% return and the S&P 500’s 6.19 % return.

Other Fund Statistics

Endnotes:
  1. BPAVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BPAVX
  2. JPM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JPM
  3. PFE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PFE
  4. IBM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IBM
  5. CVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVX
  6. L: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=L

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