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Power play – why lithium remains the unchallenged champion of battery metals
Power play – why lithium remains the unchallenged champion of battery metals
Structural supports, low cost and proven performance in EV markets make lithium ideal for exposure to electrification and decarbonization trends.
18-11-2021 | Insight
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Attitudes to improving data security have improved as cybercrime becomes a multi-trillion dollar threat, a Robeco engagement program has found.
22-10-2021 | Insight
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks have thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at their fight to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.
20-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
The future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
The future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies are moving towards becoming mainstream.
14-10-2021 | Digital event
What's so cryptic about cryptocurrencies?
What's so cryptic about cryptocurrencies?
Bitcoin could qualify as digital gold, and the blockchain technology behind it has enormous potential, say quant researcher Laurens Swinkels and strategist Peter van der Welle.
13-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
Central Banks’ post-pandemic playbook
Central Banks’ post-pandemic playbook
Over the coming years, central banks will aim to unwind the massive support they have provided during the pandemic.
11-10-2021 | Digital event
Expected Returns 2022-2026 – Watch the full show
Expected Returns 2022-2026 – Watch the full show
Things are heating up, in different senses of the phrase.
07-10-2021 | Digital event
Some factors are now more equal than others
Some factors are now more equal than others
There is no free lunch when it comes to harvesting factor premiums.
06-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
Factoring climate change into Expected Returns forecasts
Factoring climate change into Expected Returns forecasts
The impact of climate change has been factored into the core forecasts in Expected Returns for the first time in the five-year outlook’s 11-year history.
30-09-2021 | 5-Year outlook
5-year Expected Returns: the Roasting Twenties
5-year Expected Returns: the Roasting Twenties
Things are heating up and our tech optimism is intertwined with that sinking feeling that climate catastrophe is closing in.
29-09-2021 | Insight
The CO₂lumnist: Data providers and the greenhouse gas pie
The CO₂lumnist: Data providers and the greenhouse gas pie
The greenhouse gas emissions of different sectors forms parts of giant pie.
22-09-2021 | Column
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | Insight
The profits party peaks, but the aftermath looks benign
The profits party peaks, but the aftermath looks benign
Corporate earnings which have soared in the Covid-19 recovery are now flattening out.
07-09-2021 | Monthly outlook
The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
Investors rely on data to make decisions on climate strategy, but who should be responsible for emissions – the creator or the user?
02-09-2021 | Column
Olympic Games: on! Central banks: on! Equity party: on!
Olympic Games: on! Central banks: on! Equity party: on!
As we enter the second half of 2021, all the ingredients that have been fueling the global stock market rebound since March 2020 remain in place.
14-07-2021 | Column
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Approximately 30 billion data records were compromised last year.
16-06-2021 | Stunning statistics
As digital currencies rise, banking systems remain very much needed
As digital currencies rise, banking systems remain very much needed
Digitalization is everywhere.
02-06-2021 | Insight
The Big Book of Climate Investing
The Big Book of Climate Investing
Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity, and is now the single-most important issue for investors.
26-05-2021 | Insight
Our role in the world’s plastic pollution
Our role in the world’s plastic pollution
We’ve all seen the images of the devastating effect single-use plastic is having around the world.
21-05-2021 | Graph of the week
Solutions: a planetary problem requires a multi-faceted approach
Solutions: a planetary problem requires a multi-faceted approach
Climate change is a planetary problem that requires deep and sweeping solutions with immediate and long-term effect.
14-05-2021 | Insight
Rotation, rotation, rotation
Rotation, rotation, rotation
I’ve always been taught that the three most important characteristics for determining the value of real estate such as homes are location, location, location.
12-05-2021 | Graph of the week
The future of food and wellness – watch the discussion
The future of food and wellness – watch the discussion
Healthy appetites are a thing of the future, according to these trend investors
11-05-2021 | Video
Metals – anything but rusty
Metals – anything but rusty
Commodity prices can continue to rise on a string of favorable factors, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-05-2021 | Monthly outlook
The road to impact investing – a journey for insurers
The road to impact investing – a journey for insurers
Sustainable investing has risen to the top of insurers’ agendas – but how to make an impact with it?
05-05-2021 | Insight
Decentralized trust
Decentralized trust
Bitcoin, the largest and most important cryptocurrency, recently broke through the momentous barrier of USD 1 trillion in market value.
30-04-2021 | Graph of the week
Compelling cyclicity
Compelling cyclicity
Financial markets can be unfathomable at times.
23-04-2021 | Graph of the week
SI Opener: The fund manager 2.0 needs to know more than maximizing alpha
SI Opener: The fund manager 2.0 needs to know more than maximizing alpha
To be successful in the changing asset management environment, fund managers need to continuously reinvent themselves.
22-04-2021 | SI Opener
The coming wave of disruption: from bitcoin to decentralized finance
The coming wave of disruption: from bitcoin to decentralized finance
Bitcoin’s price fluctuations and rising carbon footprint have grabbed headlines for months.
20-04-2021 | Insight
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
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