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Sustainable Multi-Factor Equity Indices

Sustainable Multi-Factor Equity Indices

Sustainable exposure to proven factors via indices

Key points:

  • Exposure to the value, momentum, low volatility and quality factors using an index approach
  • Significantly better ESG profile, smaller environmental footprint and exclusions
  • Enhanced factor definitions to avoid unrewarded risk and maximize 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

Multi-Factor equity indices are a fully quantitative equity product that exploits four proven factor premiums: value, momentum, low volatility and quality. Rather than using generic factor definitions, it uses enhanced definitions to avoid unrewarded risk and maximize returns. The parent index is an S&P Dow Jones index. Robeco researchers create new index data based on quantitative stock rankings and a proprietary index construction algorithm. S&P Dow Jones Indices updates the index for market events and sends the bespoke index to an asset manager for portfolio construction. This results in an index with efficient exposure to factors and a high capacity.

More about Factor Investing
More about Factor Investing
Factor investing aims to capture ‘hidden’ returns in financial markets. We have given our clients systematic exposure to it to earn premiums for well over a decade.
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Regions

Region

All Country

Benchmark

MSCI AC World

Number of stocks strategy

≈ 1700

Inception date

October 2018

Team

An experienced and dedicated team is responsible for the creation and delivery of the indices. The team uses Robeco quantitative research for stock selection, but acts independently from our portfolio managers. The daily maintenance such as corporate actions and calculation of the indices is outsourced to the third party index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices. We have a long term partnership with this leading global index provider.

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