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Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch
The end of the reflation trade?
19-04-2021 | Daily sketch
When will corona be a beer again?
When will corona be a beer again?
Not so very long ago, corona was first and foremost a popular and refreshing Mexican beer.
16-04-2021 | Graph of the week
50 shades of green meets 95 percent of funds
50 shades of green meets 95 percent of funds
The regulation designed to shake up the sustainable investing landscape in the EU is one month old.
12-04-2021 | Insight
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin is often derided as being highly volatile, but as digital gold it could play a role in a multi-asset portfolio, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
09-04-2021 | Monthly outlook
The future of our food
The future of our food
In the past 50 years, how our food is produced and consumed has changed drastically.
09-04-2021 | Graph of the week
The happy few
The happy few
Horatio Alger (1832-1899) was an American writer whose novels often told stories of poor boys who, through hard work and determination, achieved great success.
01-04-2021 | Graph of the week
Robeco publishes 2021 Global Climate Survey
Robeco publishes 2021 Global Climate Survey
Tackling climate change has become the number one priority for investors.
26-03-2021 | Insight
The rising tide of Value won’t lift all boats equally
The rising tide of Value won’t lift all boats equally
The recent Value upswing has provided renewed hope of a comeback and ideal conditions for deep and consistent exposures to the style.
25-03-2021 | Insight
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
01-03-2021 | Data sets
Spring has to come simply because economic fundamentals require it
Spring has to come simply because economic fundamentals require it
How do you perceive the quant equity winter?
26-02-2021 | Interview
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are commonly regarded as efficient, low-cost alternatives to actively managed mutual funds.
18-02-2021 | Research
The quant equity crisis of 2018-2020: Cornered by ‘big growth’
The quant equity crisis of 2018-2020: Cornered by ‘big growth’
The 2018-2020 quant equity crisis posed an exceptional challenge to quantitative managers due to a rare combination of circumstances.
16-02-2021 | Research
What’s up with Momentum?
What’s up with Momentum?
Momentum had its ‘shot of momentum’ in 2020.
04-02-2021 | Insight
When equity factors drop their shorts
When equity factors drop their shorts
How can you best construct an equity market neutral portfolio using a factor-investing approach?
01-02-2021 | Insight
It’s not growth vs value, it’s headline vs fundamentals
It’s not growth vs value, it’s headline vs fundamentals
The events that have unraveled over the last quarter have added support to our constructive stance on global equities.
22-01-2021 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Do big data and AI herald a new dawn for quant?
Factor investing debates: Do big data and AI herald a new dawn for quant?
Factor investing is based on decades of publicly available empirical studies.
11-01-2021 | Insight
Data sets - the idiosyncratic momentum factor
Data sets - the idiosyncratic momentum factor
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
31-12-2020 | Data sets
Has Low Volatility lost its mojo?
Has Low Volatility lost its mojo?
2020 has been a difficult year for Low Volatility investors and this year’s performance has been truly challenging, amounting to a period of soul searching.
21-12-2020 | Insight
Podcast: Why I believe the quant winter will end
Podcast: Why I believe the quant winter will end
Will value stocks make a comeback in 2021?
17-12-2020 | Podcast
Robeco commits to net zero carbon ambition by 2050
Robeco commits to net zero carbon ambition by 2050
Robeco is committing to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its assets under management by 2050.
04-12-2020 | Insight
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Mathijs van Dijk is Professor of Financial Markets at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
02-12-2020 | Interview
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Following more than two years of quant strategies generally underperforming sharply, investors are questioning whether quantitative investing is still viable.
11-11-2020 | Column
All eyes on fiscal stimulus as US awaits election results
All eyes on fiscal stimulus as US awaits election results
Investors should focus on likely levels of fiscal stimulus from the eventual winners of the US elections, says multi-asset investor Jeroen Blokland.
04-11-2020 | Insight
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
We present the latest innovation in our sustainable investing approach.
03-11-2020 | Insight
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
There is more to factor investing than the standard academic factors, says Head of Quant Research David Blitz.
02-11-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Is there value in fallen angels?
Is there value in fallen angels?
Credit downgrades can be an opportunity for high yield investors.
29-10-2020 | Insight
Restoring the battered Value factor in equities
Restoring the battered Value factor in equities
The recent dreadful performance of the academic Value equity factor has been a blow for many investors.
20-10-2020 | Insight
Low-risk stocks behave like bonds
Low-risk stocks behave like bonds
Low-risk stocks are very bond-like.
13-10-2020 | Research
Carbon pricing, asset allocation and climate goals
Carbon pricing, asset allocation and climate goals
Assessing carbon risk in portfolios is a difficult but necessary task for investors.
12-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
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