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The characteristics of factor investing
The characteristics of factor investing
To make the most of factor investing, understanding how factors work and interact is key.
14-06-2019 | Research
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
What exactly drives factor premiums?
12-06-2019 | Insight
The new Long March of China
The new Long March of China
China’s attempts to combat a trade war with the US present an uphill battle for emerging market assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-06-2019 | Monthly outlook
The best strategy is the one you can stick with through thick and thin
The best strategy is the one you can stick with through thick and thin
Bringing quant investing to non-quants is tough but worthwhile.
29-05-2019 | Interview
Looking for defensive European stocks? Follow the guide...
Looking for defensive European stocks? Follow the guide...
In order to thrive, quant strategies do not necessarily have to be black boxes.
28-05-2019 | Insight
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Our new publication ‘A quant approach to emerging markets investing – Collected Robeco articles’ is now available.
29-04-2019 | Research
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco publishes Q1 Active Ownership report
It’s been a busy first quarter for Robeco’s Active Ownership team, led by the launch of our engagement themes for 2019.
29-04-2019 | Active Ownership Report
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
Since the beginning of the year, global equity markets have staged a swift comeback.
26-04-2019 | Column
Tokenizing real assets
Tokenizing real assets
Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain technology.
17-04-2019 | Insight
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Are factor premiums here to stay?
12-04-2019 | Insight
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Are emerging markets a promise that never delivers?
10-04-2019 | Insight
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Investors fearing a downturn should not leave equity markets, but batten down some hatches in risky assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-04-2019 | Monthly outlook
Robeco Quarterly March 2019
Robeco Quarterly March 2019
The 11th edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is out.
04-04-2019 | Magazine
Trends, industries and the quest for outperformance
Trends, industries and the quest for outperformance
What drives changes in relative industry profitability?
02-04-2019 | Insight
Five things you should know about trends investing
Five things you should know about trends investing
How can you find tools that separate long-term investment opportunities from short-term hypes?
15-03-2019 | Insight
 The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award
The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award
For the second year in a row, Robeco will present its Thesis Award in recognition of excellent financial research.
15-03-2019 | News
Risks to European equities are overstated
Risks to European equities are overstated
European stocks could become more attractive, as positive outcomes can be seen for their perceived risks, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-03-2019 | Monthly outlook
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
What if costs were the real issue in the heated active versus passive debate?
06-03-2019 | From the field
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
22-02-2019 | Video
‘Factor investing is by no means a black box’
‘Factor investing is by no means a black box’
In our second podcast, David Blitz discusses the latest trends and issues in factor investing, in which investors chase factors such as low-volatility, value or momentum to get the best picks for their funds.
18-02-2019 | Podcast
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM has published its annual yearbook showcasing the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies.
14-02-2019 | Insight
Low risk in China
Low risk in China
Does low-risk investing work with A-shares?
13-02-2019 | From the field
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 | Research
The investment industry needs to keep up its education efforts
The investment industry needs to keep up its education efforts
Over the past five years, FTSE Russell’s annual smart beta survey of asset owners has become a must-read.
11-02-2019 | Interview
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Investors should beware of trying to use asset values to forecast recessions, says portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland.
08-02-2019 | Monthly outlook

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