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A shock of Titanic proportions
A shock of Titanic proportions
The world is facing an unprecedented public health crisis that is having a huge impact on both human society and the economy.
27-03-2020 | Insight
'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
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
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
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
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
Feel the Bern – the risks of the US elections
Feel the Bern – the risks of the US elections
Battered markets have a new thing to worry about: the possibility of a socialist US president, our monthly outlook warns.
05-03-2020 | Monthly outlook
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
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
Creating value in loops
Creating value in loops
A new RobecoSAM investment strategy will target the ultimate in sustainability – the circular economy.
13-02-2020 | Insight
It’s too early to be too gloomy about stocks
It’s too early to be too gloomy about stocks
The coronavirus has given the world a financial scare as well as a health shock – but there’s no need to put equities into quarantine.
07-02-2020 | Monthly outlook
Look for the underdog
Look for the underdog
The year ahead is shaping up as a good one for global equities.
21-01-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Mind the skew – stocks may not yet have peaked
Mind the skew – stocks may not yet have peaked
A curious skew in historical stock returns means global equities may have some upside left, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
09-01-2020 | Monthly outlook
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
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
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
Lower earnings may not usher in a bear market
Lower earnings may not usher in a bear market
Falling company profits don’t necessarily mean a bear market or recession is due, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
06-12-2019 | Monthly outlook
A Knock at the Door: The return of inflation
A Knock at the Door: The return of inflation
Since the global financial crisis, one economic variable has stayed on our mind: inflation.
05-12-2019 | Yearly outlook
The Night Shadows: Investing in fixed income if recession hits
The Night Shadows: Investing in fixed income if recession hits
We live in a world of inverted yield curves, contracting business surveys, global trade, and falling earnings and CEO confidence.
28-11-2019 | Yearly outlook
Lower credit risk observed in sectors that are positively aligned with the SDGs
Lower credit risk observed in sectors that are positively aligned with the SDGs
Our analysis of historical performance data confirms what we see in practice.
07-11-2019 | Insight
Living wage platform expands focus
Living wage platform expands focus
An investor group set up to promote living wages is broadening its scope outside garments after marking its first anniversary.
04-11-2019 | Insight
Celebrating 30 years of inflation targeting?
Celebrating 30 years of inflation targeting?
Inflation targeting is celebrating its 30th anniversary, but is now due for a makeover, says portfolio manager Rikkert Scholten.
16-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Taking investors’ views into account when building portfolios is difficult but essential, says Roderick Molenaar.
09-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Investors need to nuance weaker confidence in manufacturing, as services data is a stronger signal, says portfolio manager Rikkert Scholten.
08-10-2019 | Monthly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Rising recession risk; unchanged strategy
Fixed income outlook: Rising recession risk; unchanged strategy
It seems a lot has changed in one quarter.
03-10-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Policy makers will turn to unconventional fiscal policy to deal with the next recession, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
02-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
5-year Expected Returns: Escaping the hall of mirrors
5-year Expected Returns: Escaping the hall of mirrors
This year’s theme of our 5-year outlook, ‘Escaping the hall of mirrors’, is inspired by the peculiar conditions investors face in today’s financial markets.
01-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
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