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Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
To be considered relevant, a factor must first and foremost be backed by ample empirical evidence.
12-02-2019 | Insight
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Trying to cut plastic pollution and the social impact of artificial intelligence are among four themes that Robeco will engage on this year.
04-02-2019 | Insight
The drone that can plant millions of trees
The drone that can plant millions of trees
A drone that can carpet bomb 100,000 tree seeds a day may solve the issue of deforestation in remote areas.
03-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco has been recognized for its critical role in persuading Royal Dutch Shell to significantly strengthen its measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
07-12-2018 | Insight
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Stranded assets do not currently threaten the prosperity of oil companies, which still have a role to play in portfolios, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
22-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
There is little upside for investors in the escalating US-China trade war, warns Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-10-2018 | Monthly outlook
Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two issues central to combatting climate change most concern investors, Robeco’s Active Ownership team warns in its quarterly report.
24-05-2018 | Insight
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Lower oil prices don’t necessarily translate into higher economic growth, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
10-01-2018 | Insight
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
The world needs to wake up to the problem of trillions of dollars’ worth of stranded fossil fuel assets, says climate change campaigner Al Gore.
08-01-2018 | Insight
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Light at the end of the funnel for polluting ships
Light at the end of the funnel for polluting ships
The owners of ships generating colossal amounts of pollution have just a few years to clean up their act, offering new opportunities for investors.
23-10-2017 | Stunning statistics
The paradox of natural gas
The paradox of natural gas
Natural gas is giving investors a headache, due to a paradox in its effect on climate change.
17-08-2017 | Stunning statistics
Not all trash is created equal
Not all trash is created equal
The problem of waste has ever been a problem – and it’s now coming from some surprising places.
25-07-2017 | Stunning statistics
Hydroelectric’s power has been watered down
Hydroelectric’s power has been watered down
Growth in renewable energy has dramatically cut the share of the oldest form of it – hydroelectricity.
26-06-2017 | Stunning statistics
Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement, so what now?
Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement, so what now?
It seems to me – and I don’t seem to be alone in this – that Trump is taking rearguard action.
06-06-2017 | Column
Putting the promises of COP21 into practice
Putting the promises of COP21 into practice
Dirk Hoozemans, energy and utilities analyst within the Robeco Global Equities team, outlines why he is optimistic that the targets set at December’s climate change summit can be implemented.
16-03-2016 | Insight
The three things spooking markets: rational or not?
The three things spooking markets: rational or not?
Equities are being rattled by three fears that are leading to an overreaction in markets, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
11-01-2016 | Monthly outlook
Not all emerging markets are created equal
Not all emerging markets are created equal
Emerging markets have been battered indiscriminately these past months.
22-10-2015 | Insight
E-magazine Alternative Investments
E-magazine Alternative Investments
More and more money is poured into alternative investments by institutional investors.
12-10-2015 | Insight
Strategic Allocation to Commodity Factor Premiums
Strategic Allocation to Commodity Factor Premiums
Commodities have become less popular for investors.
18-07-2013 | Research
The added value of factor investing
The added value of factor investing
In this video, Investment Solutions’ Tom Steenkamp discusses Robeco research showing that the traditional small-cap, value, low-volatility and momentum factors not only improve equity portfolio efficiency but also work for credit and commodity portfolios.
16-11-2012 | Video

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