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Graph of the week
Graph of the week

‘Trump of the Tropics’ versus Lula’s stand-in

19-10-2018 | Insight
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Slower-than-expected China GDP growth

19-10-2018
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Trade-related worries have crystallized, triggering a setback for US equities.
18-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
‘Investors need to continue climbing the wall of worry’
‘Investors need to continue climbing the wall of worry’
Five-year Expected Returns in a five-minute video.
17-10-2018 | Video
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Investing in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be challenging, but it is now possible to verify corporate contributions to them.
16-10-2018 | Insight
Brexit - still bordering on the ridiculous
Brexit - still bordering on the ridiculous
Stalemate over the Irish border is raising the risk that the UK will crash out of the EU without a deal, says Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
16-10-2018 | Insight
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
A perpetual problem for investors is deciding what assets to allocate to.
15-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Sustainable CEO of the year
Sustainable CEO of the year
Gilbert Van Hassel has been named Sustainable CEO of the Year at the Pan-European Global Invest Forum in Paris.
12-10-2018 | Insight
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
Factor premiums can be found in stock markets across the world, including emerging markets.
11-10-2018 | Insight
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) received 46% of the valid votes, while Workers’ Party contender Fernando Haddad (PT) won 29% of valid votes.
08-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
Oh, what a lovely trade war!
There is little upside for investors in the escalating US-China trade war, warns Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-10-2018 | Monthly outlook
Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Modest returns on equities and bonds that are still in negative territory mean investors will need to be patient, our new five-year outlook predicts.
08-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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The Essentials of Sustainability Investing
The Essentials of Sustainability Investing
It’s considered to be the future of all investing – but many have yet to put their feet on the sustainability ladder.
08-10-2018 | Insight
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The US economy is still firing on all cylinders.
05-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
Are the worries about China’s growth rate justified?
04-10-2018 | Insight
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
03-10-2018 | Insight
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability is usually defined as meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
02-10-2018 | Insight
5-year Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
5-year Expected Returns: Patience is a virtue
Download our Expected Returns 2019-2023 report (116 pages).
28-09-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Using crowdsourced employer reviews to select stocks
Using crowdsourced employer reviews to select stocks
Can crowdsourced data help investors take better decisions?
28-09-2018 | From the field
Most reported anomalies fail to hold up
Most reported anomalies fail to hold up
Empirical research should always be taken with a pinch of salt.
27-09-2018 | Interview
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
At its 26 September meeting the Fed hiked rates and signaled a continuation of its gradual tightening path.
27-09-2018 | News
Excessive
Excessive
It looks unlikely that Italy’s new populist government will seek confrontation with Brussels about its budget for 2019 after all.
26-09-2018 | Column
Robeco Quarterly September 2018
Robeco Quarterly September 2018
The ninth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
25-09-2018 | Magazine
Risks and opportunities in a digitalizing world
Risks and opportunities in a digitalizing world
The world is in the midst of a digital revolution.
24-09-2018 | Insight
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Masja Zandbergen and Kenneth Robertson explain why governance is so crucial for the banking sector.
21-09-2018 | Column
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market is opening up to investors and MSCI has just taken its first step to include A-shares, a lot of capital is expected to flow into the onshore Chinese market.
19-09-2018 | Insight
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Sustainability investing requires active choices and so cannot be done purely passively, Robeco quant specialists say.
18-09-2018 | Insight
Fama-French 5-factor model: why more is not always better
Fama-French 5-factor model: why more is not always better
Fama and French have expanded their original 3-factor model by adding two factors.
15-09-2018 | Insight
The A-G of trends in fintech
The A-G of trends in fintech
Investors looking for returns in fintech should focus on the A-G of developments, Robeco’s trends experts say in a new white paper.
14-09-2018 | Insight
Thanks a trillion! World reaches renewable energy milestone
Thanks a trillion! World reaches renewable energy milestone
Renewable energy has hit a new milestone, with one trillion watts of wind and solar capacity now installed.
12-09-2018 | Insight

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