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A defensive market that is looking increasingly risky
A defensive market that is looking increasingly risky
Historically, switching to the US is an obvious choice at a late stage of the bull market when a shift towards more defensive equity allocation is desired.
11-12-2018 | Insight
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

May postpones Brexit vote

11-12-2018
Merkeldämmerung
Merkeldämmerung
The twilight of the Merkel era (playfully referred to in German as Merkeldämmerung) could be added to the list of political risks for the Eurozone in 2019.
11-12-2018 | Insight
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
10-12-2018 | Data sets
Robeco Quarterly December 2018
Robeco Quarterly December 2018
The tenth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is out.
10-12-2018 | Magazine
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Factor investing works in emerging stock markets, as well as in developed markets.
10-12-2018 | Insight
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets have seen choppy waters in recent months, but four factors are positive for stocks, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-12-2018 | Monthly outlook
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco has been recognized for its critical role in persuading Royal Dutch Shell to significantly strengthen its measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
07-12-2018 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

Valuable growth

07-12-2018 | Insight
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Drawing a line under both of these situations will help European equities deliver improved relative performance within a global equity portfolio, and banks will play a key role in this.
06-12-2018 | Insight
Size and Value in China
Size and Value in China
Factor investing in A-share markets?
06-12-2018 | From the field
Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Top-notch investment strategies require top-notch research.
05-12-2018 | Insight
The rationale for trends investing
The rationale for trends investing
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Sweden remains the world’s most sustainable country
Sweden remains the world’s most sustainable country
Sweden has again topped the charts in RobecoSAM’s biannual survey of a nation’s sustainability credentials.
05-12-2018 | Insight
A first step towards normalization
A first step towards normalization
The European Central Bank is ready to raise interest rates for the first time since Draghi took office.
04-12-2018 | Insight
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Environmental costs are becoming an ever-increasing burden for mining companies, a study shows.
04-12-2018 | Insight
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Sustainability investing means different things to different people, and a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone.
03-12-2018 | Insight
eSports takes gaming to the next level
eSports takes gaming to the next level
03-12-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: generating income
Achieving your investment goals with factors: generating income
Factor-based strategies can help generate income.
30-11-2018 | Insight
A week in the life of the Chinese green machine
A week in the life of the Chinese green machine
China has long been seen as a land of contrasts, and none more so in its epic adoption of green energy.
29-11-2018 | Stunning statistics
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
We expect emerging market equities to outperform developed market equities in 2019.
29-11-2018 | Insight
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
A growing number of investors are implementing their fixed income strategies through passive Exchange Traded funds (ETFs).
28-11-2018 | Insight
How Robeco approaches sustainability
How Robeco approaches sustainability
Robeco has a unique sustainability culture that goes back to the 1990s – and today it has never been more important to us.
27-11-2018 | Insight
Leveraging new technologies in finance
Leveraging new technologies in finance
We currently see a number of specific developments that make fintech an interesting investment theme for next year.
27-11-2018 | Insight
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three trends behind thematic environmental investing
Three structural trends are driving investment that benefits the environment, says thematic investor Rainer Baumann.
26-11-2018 | Insight
 ‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
Rules-based investing can be very transparent.
23-11-2018 | Insight
Don’t overshoot the exit
Don’t overshoot the exit
As with most asset classes, specific segments within credits always offer attractive opportunities.
22-11-2018 | Insight
Is it time for more defensive equity investing?
Is it time for more defensive equity investing?
There are plenty of reasons to pursue a more defensive equity strategy, but paradoxically enough, this also carries several risks.
21-11-2018 | Insight
Positioning for a shift towards value stocks
Positioning for a shift towards value stocks
We think now is a very good time for investors to introduce value stocks to their portfolios.
20-11-2018 | Insight
The return of Term Premium
The return of Term Premium
Despite all the focus on the inflation outlook and ongoing Fed hikes, the recent sell-off in US Treasuries was actually driven to a large extent by a reawaking of the term premium.
19-11-2018 | Insight
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Mebane – or ‘Meb’ as he is known – Faber is co-founder and chief investment officer of Cambria Investment Management.
19-11-2018 | Interview

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