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How to navigate the equity ‘factor zoo’
How to navigate the equity ‘factor zoo’
The number of equity factors reported in the academic literature has exploded.
27-03-2020 | Research
'The big sell-off that we've been waiting for'
'The big sell-off that we've been waiting for'
From a – purely clinical – portfolio perspective, this is the big sell-off that we've been waiting for.
26-03-2020 | Video
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones.
26-03-2020 | Insight
Credit outlook: 'The common enemy'
Credit outlook: 'The common enemy'
Spreads have moved from historically narrow levels straight to recessionary wides.
24-03-2020 | Quarterly outlook
When markets get tough, quant funds stick with their factors
When markets get tough, quant funds stick with their factors
As rules-based investors, quant investors exploit human reactions to market movements.
19-03-2020 | Video
It’s time to heed the positive signals
It’s time to heed the positive signals
Robeco’s fixed income teams gradually are shifting towards buying mode.
19-03-2020 | Interview
A review of 20 years of academic literature on mutual funds
A review of 20 years of academic literature on mutual funds
How skilled are asset managers?
19-03-2020 | From the field
Market update: what now, what next?
Market update: what now, what next?
While it is never fun to be in the midst of a market meltdown, we have learned that this is a good time to be long-term, active investors.
16-03-2020 | Insight
Market update: Is it time to buy?
Market update: Is it time to buy?
Jamie Stuttard and Fabiana Fedeli discuss the market turbulence caused by the coronavirus outbreak and falling oil prices.
12-03-2020 | Video
Global credit markets starting to look attractive after repricing
Global credit markets starting to look attractive after repricing
Spreads in the various segments of global credit markets have widened substantially over the year to date, resulting in valuations which are attractive compared to longer-term average valuations.
11-03-2020 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Coronavirus sparks new wave of easing
Central bank watcher: Coronavirus sparks new wave of easing
The global spread of the coronavirus has forced policymakers as well as investors to reassess their outlook.
09-03-2020 | Insight
Podcast: Corona, oil price war and falling markets – what to do?
Podcast: Corona, oil price war and falling markets – what to do?
“If you wake up and see -6%, you know what kind of day it is going to be.
09-03-2020 | Podcast
Webinar: Policy missteps could hurt markets more than the virus
Webinar: Policy missteps could hurt markets more than the virus
We discuss how the implications of the coronavirus are shaping the long-term investment strategy for equities.
03-03-2020 | Webinar
Simplistic factor models may get arbitraged out of existence
Simplistic factor models may get arbitraged out of existence
Which financial innovations will investors remember 20 years from now?
26-02-2020 | Interview
Bringing the quant research and the production data together
Bringing the quant research and the production data together
Researching, designing and implementing top-notch quantitative investment strategies requires good data sources.
24-02-2020 | Insight
Harvesting factor premiums across global bond markets
Harvesting factor premiums across global bond markets
Robeco has combined the latest innovation in quantitative research with its long-standing expertise in credits factor investing.
18-02-2020 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Are fees the most important variable in product selection?
Factor investing debates: Are fees the most important variable in product selection?
To choose a product, investors tend to rely on a few easy-to-grasp variables, like recent performance and, increasingly, fees.
14-02-2020 | Insight
Solutions for insurers with the ‘power of three’
Solutions for insurers with the ‘power of three’
The continuing low yield environment and increasing regulatory requirements for insurers make it vital to have the right investment partner.
03-02-2020 | Insight
Is shared analyst coverage the source of all spillover effects?
Is shared analyst coverage the source of all spillover effects?
A wide range of spillover effects has been documented in the academic literature.
22-01-2020 | From the field
The volatility effect revisited
The volatility effect revisited
Over the past decade, low volatility has become a popular investment style.
07-01-2020 | Research
Fixed income outlook: Upside bounce, downside risks
Fixed income outlook: Upside bounce, downside risks
Fixed income returns have been excellent in 2019.
06-01-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Podcast: Why contributing to the SDGs is a do or die
Podcast: Why contributing to the SDGs is a do or die
If investors ignore the challenges the SDGs represent, future growth will be much lower and much more erratic than it has been in the past.
06-01-2020 | Podcast
Factor investing debates: Are there any capacity issues?
Factor investing debates: Are there any capacity issues?
Even though factor premiums may be persistent, harvesting them in a consistent and efficient way is no mean feat.
30-12-2019 | Insight
Recalled to Life: Finding the right bonds for recovery
Recalled to Life: Finding the right bonds for recovery
Global growth has slowed for two years, at some point trends will bottom out.
19-12-2019 | Yearly outlook
Index investing: passive in name only
Index investing: passive in name only
Not all index-based products are alike.
18-12-2019 | From the field
Credit outlook: There is no average
Credit outlook: There is no average
There is a bid for safety in credit markets, but a need for yield.
10-12-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Duration Times Spread: measuring credit risk
Duration Times Spread: measuring credit risk
Accurately measuring credit risk is a significant challenge for credit investors.
10-12-2019 | Research
Short positions do not add value to factor investing strategies
Short positions do not add value to factor investing strategies
Common wisdom among academics and investors has it that factors are best harvested using both long and short positions.
09-12-2019 | Research
Scenario analysis confirms need for defensive credit market positioning
Scenario analysis confirms need for defensive credit market positioning
Our analysis of spread markets suggests the most likely scenario in coming months is that of low growth and low inflation.
03-12-2019 | Insight
Conservative Equities: strong risk reduction despite the recent value drag
Conservative Equities: strong risk reduction despite the recent value drag
Despite inevitable hiccups, Conservative Equities’ track record shows our approach adds value.
02-12-2019 | Insight
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