The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award

The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award

15-03-2019 | Actualité

For the second year in a row, Robeco will present its Thesis Award in recognition of excellent financial research. This time, the Thesis Award will go to the student(s) with the best thesis in the area of factor investing. The research should have been carried out in 2018 or 2019.

  • Joop  Huij
    Portfolio Manager, Head of Factor Investing Equities and Factor Index Research
  • Georgi Kyosev
  • Daniël  Haesen
    Portfolio Manager

Research is part of our DNA. Robeco therefore recognizes and honors students whose academic research provides valuable insight into factor investing. All interested students are encouraged to participate.


Master’s and Bachelor’s students who have done or plan to do research on factor investing are invited to submit their thesis. Possible subjects include: new factor premiums, improving or explaining existing factors, the practical implications of factor investing strategies, mutual fund performance and factor investing, factor timing, factor allocation across and within asset classes and multi-factor and single-factor investing strategies. The submissions will be judged on the degree to which the research can be considered pioneering and innovative, the originality of the research question, the empirical contribution, and the practical applicability. The research should have been carried out in 2018 or 2019. People employed at Robeco are excluded.

Robeco Thesis Award process and prize

The winners will be chosen by the Robeco Thesis Award Committee, a panel of Robeco researchers, many of whom are leading financial academic experts. Finally, a jury consisting of clients and a consultancy will decide on the winner(s), who will receive EUR 5,000.  More than one winner may be chosen. The winner(s) will be invited to hold a presentation on their thesis at a Robeco Seminar in October 2019.

The submission deadline is August 2019. If you’d like to participate, please send your thesis to before August 2019.

Décharge légale Agree

Les informations présentes sur ce site Web sont destinées exclusivement aux professionnels. Un investisseur professionnel est : un investisseur qui, à titre professionnel, dispose d'assez de connaissances et d'une expertise et d'une expérience suffisantes pour pouvoir évaluer de manière adéquate les risques financiers liés aux décisions d'investissement prises par lui-même.

Les visiteurs de ce site Web doivent être conscients du fait qu’ils sont eux-mêmes tenus de respecter toutes les lois et règlements en vigueur dans leur pays.

En cliquant sur J'accepte, vous confirmez que vous êtes un investisseur professionnel. Si vous cliquez sur Je n'accepte pas, vous êtes orienté vers la partie réservée aux particuliers.

Je n’accepte pas