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Credit outlook: Trade and trust
Credit outlook: Trade and trust
Valuations have cheapened but this has not been broad-based enough.
28-09-2022 | Quarterly outlook
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
Asia-Pacific equities wait to emerge from the dollar’s shadow
Asia-Pacific equities wait to emerge from the dollar’s shadow
Asia-Pacific equities have been resilient in the face of dollar strength but many investors are staying on the sidelines.
23-09-2022 | Insight
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
Central bank watcher: Work in progress
Central bank watcher: Work in progress
Financial markets are already giving a verdict on tighter monetary policy in US and European markets.
13-09-2022 | 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
Building back bond exposure
Building back bond exposure
The outlook for bond investing has improved.
08-09-2022 | 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
Investing across deflation, inflation and stagflation
Investing across deflation, inflation and stagflation
Real returns on equities and multi-asset portfolios are typically poor when inflation is high, especially in times of stagflation.
29-08-2022 | Insight
Quant chart: enhancing emerging market factors
Quant chart: enhancing emerging market factors
Emerging markets have proven to be fruitful for well-established equity factors.
16-08-2022 | Insight
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
Marrying sustainability and emerging markets expertise in quantitative strategies
The most sustainable emerging market companies are on par with those in developed markets.
03-08-2022 | Insight
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
Sustainability investing under threat? Not so fast
After riding the tailwinds from bullish markets for several years, sustainable investing seems to have been affected by the winds changing course more recently.
21-07-2022 | Insight
Robeco launches pure-play net zero climate strategy
Robeco launches pure-play net zero climate strategy
Robeco has created a ‘no nonsense’ Net Zero 2050 Climate Equities strategy that will seek the world’s leaders in decarbonization.
18-07-2022 | Insight
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Weighing the pros and cons of nuclear power as climate urgency grows
Robeco has revised its stance on nuclear power as part of efforts to transition to a net zero economy.
12-07-2022 | Insight
Half-time! And what a ride it has been
Half-time! And what a ride it has been
After a turbulent first half of the year, the summer holidays represent a great time to catch up on useful information that you might have missed amid the tumult.
08-07-2022 | Insight
The Three Peaks Challenge: the markets’ race against time
The Three Peaks Challenge: the markets’ race against time
Inflation, interest rates and the US dollar all need to peak this year before markets calm down, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
07-07-2022 | Monthly outlook
Anyone for hiking this summer?
Anyone for hiking this summer?
Hiking in summer is a popular way of getting away from it all, rambling across the hills and enjoying the views.
30-06-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
Credit outlook: The mess after the largesse
We have seen a very significant repricing of fixed income, but panic and volatility can also provide opportunities.
28-06-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
We’re facing a highly unusual inflationary situation.
22-06-2022 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Fixed income outlook: The inflation game
Central banks now face the predicament of prioritizing inflation over growth.
21-06-2022 | Insight
Podcast: Aggressive growth stocks face an uphill battle
Podcast: Aggressive growth stocks face an uphill battle
A year ago today, the scope for growth stocks – and particularly tech-related growth companies – still seemed boundless.
20-06-2022 | Podcast
ECB set to end negative policy rates soon
ECB set to end negative policy rates soon
In line with other major central banks, the ECB is pivoting its policy stance sharply towards tightening.
09-06-2022 | Insight
China: Restarting engine three
China: Restarting engine three
The downtrodden Chinese consumer needs a helping hand if the country is to resume its growth flight path, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
07-06-2022 | Monthly outlook
Podcast: What’s with inflation?
Podcast: What’s with inflation?
Rising inflation has become a growing concern for consumers around the world.
01-06-2022 | Podcast
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers are turning to net zero to solve their unique climate change challenges, says Robeco’s Head of Global Insurance Strategy, Ed Collinge.
25-05-2022 | Insight
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
High inflation and central bank tightening are already leading to rising yields and negative bond returns.
18-05-2022 | Insight
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