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HESTA awards Robeco quant value equities mandate

HESTA awards Robeco quant value equities mandate

16-05-2017 | Press release

Robeco has been awarded a substantial mandate from HESTA for its Robeco QI Global Value Equities strategy.

This recent win complements the low-volatility Conservative Equities mandate awarded by HESTA to Robeco in 2015.

“We were looking for a cost effective way to access factor risk premia” HESTA CEO Debby Blakey said. “Robeco’s research insights and portfolio construction process were attractive in that context.”

The Robeco QI Global Value and Conservative Equities strategies form part of the building blocks of Robeco’s Factor Investing product offering, which efficiently harvests the four main factors – Value, Low-volatility, Momentum and Quality – as single strategies or as multi-factor solutions.

“We are delighted to be awarded this mandate by such a prestigious client. Robeco’s Factor Investing offering is a great fit for superannuation funds such as HESTA, who want to capture equity premiums efficiently by not going against other proven factors,” says Stephen Dennis, Head of Robeco Australia.

Robeco is widely known for its pioneering and award-winning research in Factor Investing.

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