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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
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
After weeks of positive noises coming from the US-China negotiations, with indications of an agreement by the end of this week, there was an abrupt shift in tone.
07-05-2019 | Emerging markets alert
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
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
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
13-12-2018 | Insight
Outlook 2019: Turbulence ahead
Outlook 2019: Turbulence ahead
Next year we expect the markets to have two faces.
08-11-2018 | Insight
Beware of positive surprises
Beware of positive surprises
Markets have reminded us that everything that goes steeply up will at some point come steeply down.
26-10-2018 | Column
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Earlier this month, global equity markets decided to stage a proper meltdown.
18-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) received 46% of the valid votes, while Workers’ Party contender Fernando Haddad (PT) won 29% of valid votes.
08-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
 Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
High CAPE ratio levels do not signify an imminent end to the bull market.
27-07-2018 | Insight
No need to panic over equity market correction
No need to panic over equity market correction
There is no need to panic over the equity market correction as the underlying global economy is strong, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
06-02-2018 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
In the past weeks I have visited many Asian institutional investors to talk about sustainability investing.
12-10-2017 | Column
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco launches climate change policy
Robeco has launched a climate change policy to explain its approach to combatting global warming.
03-10-2017 | Insight
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
There is no global benchmark for a multi-asset passive investment fund, so a group of researchers invented one – with surprising results.
20-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
The rationale for trends investing
The rationale for trends investing
Everybody loves a good story, but there’s more to trends investing than just good stories.
06-09-2017 | Research
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Robeco Global Equity has been structurally integrating ESG information into its research and investment process for the last three years.
04-09-2017 | Research
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
31-05-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Cash is a fact, earnings an opinion
Cash is a fact, earnings an opinion
To get the best estimate of how a company is doing, our Global Equity analysts look at free cash flow rather than earnings.
19-01-2017 | Insight
Factor investing: defining quality
Factor investing: defining quality
Robeco has added Quality to the key list of factors that it follows when constructing factor investing portfolios in equities.
11-07-2016 | Research
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Research shows that factor investing strategies work well in corporate bonds, but actually building a portfolio requires greater care due to liquidity issues, Robeco’s quantitative experts argue in a new white paper.
14-06-2016 | Research
How will blockchain impact the financial industry?
How will blockchain impact the financial industry?
Distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain, has been gaining a lot of attention as the underlying infrastructure of Bitcoin.
20-05-2016 | Research
Sustainability leadership or déjà vu CSR?
Sustainability leadership or déjà vu CSR?
Willem Schramade, Sustainability and Valuation Specialist within Robeco’s Global Equity team, has flashbacks of Groundhog Day.
13-04-2016 | Column
Forget China - it’s the US that really moves markets
Forget China - it’s the US that really moves markets
Chinese growth fears and Middle East tensions caused equity markets to open the new year with significant falls – but it is the US that investors should focus on, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
05-01-2016 | Insight

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