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from-the-field-175x95px.jpgFROM THE FIELD: Robeco researchers publish many whitepapers based on their own empirical studies. But they also closely follow quantitative research done by others. Head of Quantitative Equities Research David Blitz comments on notable external papers.

From the field: Investing for the long run

30-09-2015 | Insight | David Blitz, PhD Ang and Kjaer argue in a paper* that pro-cyclical behavior and misalignments between asset owners and managers negate the long horizon advantages of long-term investors.

Their recommendations are to (i) institutionalize contrarian behavior, (ii) build a robust factor portfolio to harvest many sources of factor risk premiums, (iii) create close alignment between asset owners and managers, and (iv) demand sufficient risk premiums for illiquid investments. We generally agree with these recommendations, but many questions still need to be answered before this theory can be put into practice. Robeco has a lot of expertise in this area and can assist clients throughout that process.
* Ang & Kjaer (2012), “Investing for the long run”, Netspar Discussion Paper No. 11/2011-104
David Blitz

David Blitz, PhD

Head Quantitative Equities Research

“Factor investing, aimed at systematically capturing the value, momentum, low-volatility and other premiums, holds the future.”

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