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Factors are an all-season phenomenon
Factors are an all-season phenomenon
Multi-factor strategies currently present an appealing opportunity for equity investors, even against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop.
01-12-2022 | Insight
When factors and behavioral biases meet
When factors and behavioral biases meet
Behavioral finance shines a spotlight on how psychology influences investor behavior which in turn has an impact on financial markets.
25-11-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
SI Dilemma: Keeping on course for net zero by 2050
The COP27 climate summit delivered a few wins, but was disappointing overall.
24-11-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Short-sightedness, rates moves and a potential boost for Value
Short-sightedness, rates moves and a potential boost for Value
The strong Value rebound from its 2018-2020 winter has triggered numerous questions on whether it can sustain this run.
18-11-2022 | Insight
2023 Outlook: Short-term pain, long-term gain
2023 Outlook: Short-term pain, long-term gain
We believe 2023 will offer a considerable brightening of the return outlook for major asset classes.
17-11-2022 | Yearly outlook
Podcast: Nowhere near an equilibrium between growth and value
Podcast: Nowhere near an equilibrium between growth and value
Value has proven over the past two years that it’s not dead, after all.
08-11-2022 | Podcast
Investing in the transition to a nature positive world through new biodiversity strategy
Investing in the transition to a nature positive world through new biodiversity strategy
Protecting the Earth’s biodiversity has become as urgent as tackling climate change.
03-11-2022 | Webinar
Five things you need to know about biodiversity investing
Five things you need to know about biodiversity investing
Protecting biodiversity has become as important as tackling climate change.
31-10-2022 | Insight
Markets swoon on power play but long-term goals intact
Markets swoon on power play but long-term goals intact
President Xi consolidated power and recommitted to China’s long-term development plans.
27-10-2022 | Insight
Robeco to launch Biodiversity Equities strategy
Robeco to launch Biodiversity Equities strategy
A new Robeco investment strategy targets companies that can benefit from the transition to a nature-positive world.
21-10-2022 | Insight
How climate change impacts different asset classes
How climate change impacts different asset classes
We believe the climate impact on asset returns is not yet priced-in, and that it will become more significant over time.
19-10-2022 | Insight
The energy transition comes with a price tag
The energy transition comes with a price tag
Decarbonization to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 will have an inflationary impact.
19-10-2022 | Insight
Decoding China’s equity market
Decoding China’s equity market
Despite the size and significance of China’s economy and its busy secondary markets, many foreign investors remain skeptical.
18-10-2022 | Insight
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
From carrier pigeons to AI – gaining an edge with alternative data
Investors increasingly prefer alternative data over more traditional sources.
12-10-2022 | Insight
Winter really is coming
Winter really is coming
As markets adjust to an inflationary environment and rising interest rates, we remain cautious on the outlook for global equities.
10-10-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Keep a close eye on chips and ships
Keep a close eye on chips and ships
Investors looking for companies that can survive a recession should consider the ‘chips and ships’ scenario for navigating choppy waters.
07-10-2022 | Monthly outlook
The energy shock will accelerate investment in smart energy solutions
The energy shock will accelerate investment in smart energy solutions
Today’s energy markets are polluting, inefficient, volatile and vulnerable.
07-10-2022 | Insight
Expected Returns 2023-2027 – Watch the full show
Expected Returns 2023-2027 – Watch the full show
A multiplicity of shocks have shaken markets, leading to an ‘Age of Confusion’ in which the many conflicting factors make it hard to predict what’s next.
06-10-2022 | Video
(No) food for thought over soaring prices
(No) food for thought over soaring prices
Rising food insecurity is unsettling markets and fueling inflation.
05-10-2022 | Insight
Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
Saying ‘no’ when companies perform poorly on ESG
A stricter approach for governance and sustainability led to a higher number of votes against management during the AGM season.
04-10-2022 | Insight
How regulation will further enhance sustainable investing
How regulation will further enhance sustainable investing
Integrating sustainability into investments will become even more important under enhanced EU regulations that take effect from January 2023.
01-10-2022 | Insight
The emerging trade-off in global trade
The emerging trade-off in global trade
The multiplicity of recent shocks is shifting supply chain management away from efficiency towards resilience and sustainability.
28-09-2022 | Insight
Academic insights into using machine learning for valuation
Academic insights into using machine learning for valuation
Machine learning (ML) mispricing models are designed to detect hidden nonlinearities that are important in predicting the fundamental value of stocks.
26-09-2022 | Research
5-year Expected Returns: The Age of Confusion
5-year Expected Returns: The Age of Confusion
Welcome to terra incognita, a new era in which the certainties that a generation of investors have grown so used to have started to crumble before our very eyes.
21-09-2022 | 5-Year outlook
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
Fixed income outlook: Twin peaks
In the past 50 years, every single recessionary peak in credit spreads has been preceded by a peak in government bond yields.
20-09-2022 | Insight
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland once again the world’s sustainability champion
Finland and its Nordic neighbors maintain top sustainability status; Russia plunges.
20-09-2022 | Insight
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
The Introductory Guide to Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity – and it’s also the biggest investment opportunity.
16-09-2022 | Insight
Four reasons why the worst is over for China
Four reasons why the worst is over for China
China has been a laggard in regaining economic momentum this year but there are reasons to believe the worst is now over.
12-09-2022 | Insight
Schrödinger’s economy – when should we open the box?
Schrödinger’s economy – when should we open the box?
Knowing the true state of the US economy will be key to assessing risks for the coming months, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
07-09-2022 | Monthly outlook
Nowcasting growth to enrich the factors used for government bond selection
Nowcasting growth to enrich the factors used for government bond selection
We have added a quality measure for the selection of government bonds.
31-08-2022 | Insight
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