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Emerging markets

Robeco has been investing in emerging markets for more than 80 years, beginning with our first investment in Peru in 1930.

Emerging markets equities

Core

The investment approach for Robeco Emerging Markets Equities is based on the top-down identification of investment themes affecting emerging markets. It includes the identification of countries most likely to outperform other emerging markets and the selection of stocks within those countries expected to outperform their peers. The selection of specific stocks entails the use of fundamental analysis, valuation analysis using a proprietary discounted cash flow technique and the application of a quantitative stock selection model. Coupled with an integrated risk management approach, the process ensures that portfolios are positioned with the desired exposure to the countries and stocks most likely to generate high (relative) returns.

While Robeco Emerging Markets Equities aims at broad diversification across all emerging markets, Robeco Emerging Stars Equities is a free style, unconstrained product investing exclusively in most attractive countries and stocks.

Highlights
  • Pioneer in emerging markets: over 80 years of experience
  • Dedicated emerging markets team since 1994
  • Current Head being a founding member
  • Centralized decision making to reinforce consistency and discipline
  • Balanced approach with diversified set of performance drivers
  • Effective combination of fundamental and quantitative research
  • Performance consistency through well-defined and repeatable investment process

Emerging markets

Robeco was one of the first asset managers to implement quantitative research techniques in emerging markets.

Our emerging markets stock selection model has been successfully applied on our mainstream strategies since December 2000, and acts as the sole performance driver for pure quantitative strategies since the end of 2006, with a track record of consistent outperformance.

Robeco emerging quant strategies are managed on the basis of a purely bottom-up driven investment approach. It combines the outcome of our proprietary quantitative stock selection model for emerging markets with a disciplined portfolio construction algorithm and a unique set of risk controls.

Stock selection is the sole performance driver used, as determined by our stock selection model for emerging markets. This model is rooted in our strong belief in behavioral finance. It systematically identifies and exploits market inefficiencies, which arise as a result of predictable patterns in investor behavior.

Highlights
  • Pioneer in quantitative investing in emerging markets
  • Strong Emerging Markets quantitative stock selection model with proven track record
  • Systematic research driven investment approach to benefit from persistent behavioral biases
  • Market leader in correcting model factors for market risk like beta, style and size
  • Proprietary rules based portfolio construction algorithm limits turnover
  • Transparent process, portfolio positions and transactions

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Conservative Equities

Robeco's conservative equity strategies are designed to capture the equity premium with substantially lower downside risk. The strategy has an absolute risk/absolute return focus, aiming to maximize risk-adjusted returns.

Robeco conservative equity is managed on the basis of a purely bottom-up driven investment approach. It combines the outcome of our proprietary quantitative stock selection model for conservative equity with a disciplined portfolio construction algorithm and a unique set of risk controls.

Stock selection is the sole performance driver used, as determined by our quantitative stock selection model for conservative equity. This model is based on one of the oldest documented market anomalies: the low-risk anomaly. It was built, based on award-winning research by Robeco, on the notion that low-risk stocks realize superior long-term returns over higher-risk stocks.

Highlights
  • Innovator in low-risk investing since 2006 based on award winning research
  • Approach based on the low-risk anomaly
  • Systematic research driven investment approach
  • Long-term equity returns at distinctly lower downside risk than that of a reference index
  • Focus on equity capital preservation and risk-return profile
  • Unique in-house developed model and portfolio construction algorithm
  • Dedicated and experienced investment team.

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