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Emerging Conservative equity
Low volatility equities

Emerging Conservative equity

Active investing in low-volatility emerging markets equities since 2011

Key points:

  • Active approach in low-volatility investing based on award-winning research 
  • Selects stocks with low absolute and distress risk, and attractive upside potential 
  • Proven track record in emerging markets since 2011 with lower volatility and enhanced returns

Philosophy

Robeco’s quantitative investment strategies are based on the following beliefs: 

Evidence-based research. Identifying factors that are rewarded with superior risk-adjusted performance. This includes extensive empirical testing over longer periods and in different markets.

Economic rationale. We want to move beyond statistical patterns and understand the economic drivers behind factors. Risks that are not adequately rewarded should be avoided.

Prudent investing. We manage easily explainable portfolios and prevent unnecessary trading costs, and we integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Process

Stock selection is the sole performance driver of Robeco’s Conservative Equities strategy, our approach to low-volatility investing. All decisions are based on a stock selection model, which captures the low-risk anomaly in a smart way: the model aims to preserve equity capital and enhance a portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Team

Robeco’s Conservative Equities strategies are managed by an experienced group of investment professionals within an organization which is fully committed to quantitative investing. The team consists of more than 20 portfolio managers and quantitative researchers dedicated solely to quantitative equity investing, research and model development.

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