KWI Launches “KWI SENERGY” to Invest in Global Selective Quality Smart Energy Stocks, Opening for IPO on March 21

King Wai Asset Management (Asia) Company Limited (or KWI) has announced the upcoming launch of the KWI Smart Energy Equities FIF (KWI SENERGY), which invests globally in selective quality Smart Energy stocks through RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities with a Five-star rating from Morningstar (data as of 31 January 2022) and Article 9 investment under the EU’s SFDR for sustainable investments. KWI SENERGY also offers SSF tax-deductible share class. The initial public offering (IPO) will be run from March 21st through March 29th.

Mr. Sumetha Lewchalermwong, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer said “KWI strives to build our business on strong and sustainable growth, and this principle is integrated into our clients’ investing solutions, allowing them to have a long-term continuous investment that meets their financial and sustainability goals. Among all thematic and sustainable investment strategies, we see the Smart Energy theme has enormous growth potential, driven by the need to transition to a net zero carbon world.  Globally, over $4 trillion a year is being planned for clean energy and smart technology investments to combat climate change.  Also, the Russia-Ukraine tensions will likely lead to more investment towards clean and smart energy as Europe looks to reduce their reliance on Russian energy sources and shift to alternatives. This future of energy transition will benefit Smart Energy related sectors such as renewable power generation, smart grids and energy efficiency solutions that offer investors a compelling investment opportunity and potential return. With that, we are launching our first KWI Smart Energy Equities FIF (KWI SENERGY), a feeder fund investing in Robeco Capital Growth Funds – RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities Class I USD (the master fund).  We chose RobecoSAM Smart Energy as the best choice from a pool of clean and smart energy funds among the world’s leading investment managers based on its consistent outstanding performance and quality investment process with ESG integration.”

Managed by Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities is domiciled in Luxembourg (SICAV) and rated 5 stars by Morningstar and classified as Article 9 product under EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) that signifies a fund with a sustainable investment objective. This fund invests globally in 40-80 quality stocks with strong fundamentals and compelling valuation that have good long-term growth prospects selected by the robust and disciplined process.  It diversifies in four key investment scopes across the entire Smart Energy value chain in the transition to a low-carbon future world, including Renewable Energies, Energy Distribution, Energy Management and Energy Efficiency.

“This is the first time that RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities will be offering in Thailand as a feeder fund for your investment in global Smart Energy stocks through our KWI SENERGY.  Robeco is a leading Netherlands-based investment firm that has been at the forefront of quantitative and sustainable investing (SI) and routinely integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the entire range of strategies as standard.”, Sumetha added

RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities Class I USD (the master fund) has consistently outperformed its benchmark with a 3-year annualised return (2019-2021) of 39.05%, compared with the benchmark’s return of 21.70% p.a. and a 5-year annualised return (2017-2021) of 25.11%, compared with the benchmark’s return of 15.03% p.a. over the same period.

KWI SENERGY offers two share classes i.e. A-class (capital appreciation) and SSF-class (Super Savings Fund) for tax deduction. The initial public offering (IPO) will be run from March 21st through March 29th, 2022. For more information, please contact King Wai Asset Management (Asia) Company Limited ( at tel. 02-844-0123 or add LINE Official Account ID: @KWIAM or its valued distributors (


Calendar Year Performance in USD term (Annualised)
Fund/ Benchmark 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2019-2021 2017-2021
RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities I USD 18.90% 59.95% 41.38% -16.04% 35.76% 39.05% 25.11%
Benchmark 21.82% 15.90% 27.67% -8.71% 22.40% 21.70% 15.03%

Remark: Annualised Return


Cumulative Performance in USD term
Fund/ Benchmark YTD 3 mths 1 yr. 3 yrs.* 5 yrs.* 10 yrs.* Since Launch*


RobecoSAM Smart Energy

Equities I USD

-11.08% -10.16% -0.17% 28.65% 21.16% 11.96% 6.68%
Benchmark -5.29% -3.41% 16.53% 16.57% 13.25% 11.54% 6.59%

Source: Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (Robeco)

Information as of 31 January 2022

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Remark: *Annualised returns (for periods longer than one year)