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A backtesting protocol in the era of machine learning
A backtesting protocol in the era of machine learning
Is machine learning really a game changer for finance?
08-08-2019 | From the field
Anno Domini: the best reads of 2019
Anno Domini: the best reads of 2019
What were the best-read stories on Robeco’s main website this year?
26-07-2019 | Insight
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Voting season: making our voice heard as a shareholder
Sustainability issues have gained more traction in the US, while board composition remains among the most contentious issues in Asia.
25-07-2019 | Insight
'The impact of cyber risks has changed, and companies have to raise the standards'
'The impact of cyber risks has changed, and companies have to raise the standards'
Information on the cybersecurity of companies and their products is hard to obtain at the moment.
24-07-2019 | Insight
Investing in a 50:50 World
Investing in a 50:50 World
Welcome to a new world.
18-07-2019 | Column
Pay your way: assessing corporate tax strategies
Pay your way: assessing corporate tax strategies
It lacks the magnitude of climate change, but a company’s approach to paying tax is still critical when evaluating its sustainability.
17-07-2019 | Insight
Investing in a world of binary outcomes
Investing in a world of binary outcomes
Welcome to a new world.
12-07-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Seasonal patterns in individual stock returns
Seasonal patterns in individual stock returns
New insights on monthly stock return patterns.
10-07-2019 | From the field
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
What the Shareholders Right Directive II means for investors
An updated regulation regarding shareholder rights and obligations came into force on 9 June 2019.
08-07-2019 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly July 2019
Robeco Quarterly July 2019
The 12th edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is now available.
04-07-2019 | Magazine
‘Combining quant and SI yields cost-effective solutions’
‘Combining quant and SI yields cost-effective solutions’
In our latest podcast, Core Quant portfolio manager Machiel Zwanenburg discusses the need for sustainability building blocks to suit different client needs.
28-06-2019 | Podcast
Media spotlight does not drive the Volatility effect in equities
Media spotlight does not drive the Volatility effect in equities
Investors’ appetite for stocks frequently mentioned in the news is often raised to explain the Volatility effect.
26-06-2019 | Insight
Gradual progress towards gender equality
Gradual progress towards gender equality
Companies still have a long way to go to make men and women equals in the workplace, a RobecoSAM study reveals.
24-06-2019 | Insight
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Using engagement to unpick the Korean Discount
Foreign investors can unlock value at Korean companies through engagement, says active ownership specialist Ronnie Lim.
20-06-2019 | Insight
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
The average investor is not good at timing.
19-06-2019 | Insight
How to invest in SDGs
How to invest in SDGs
It is estimated that the SDGs could unlock up to USD 12 trillion in market opportunities.
18-06-2019 | Video
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
Factor investing works for bond portfolios, too
Factor investing works for bond portfolios, too
Bond portfolios with significant exposure to the value, momentum and low risk factors generate returns that consistently outperform the index.
04-06-2019 | Insight
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
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
Robeco CIO Peter Ferket discusses three big trends that are leading to structural changes in the asset management industry.
29-05-2019 | Podcast
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
28-05-2019 | Insight
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
The key consumer trend of 2019: health and wellness
The key consumer trend of 2019: health and wellness
There is no denying that young consumers care about their health.
15-05-2019 | 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
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
Value investing’s five principles that have stood the test of time
The value investment style continues to struggle against growth investing, as equity investors chase easy returns in volatile markets.
30-04-2019 | 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

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