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As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
Robeco is proud to have been a pioneer of sustainability investing, standing at the forefront of this vibrant style now for more than two decades.
15-03-2019 | Insight
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Using our position as an asset manager to effect meaningful change at companies is a vital part of our dedication to sustainability investing at Robeco.
15-03-2019 | Active Ownership Report
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
What if costs were the real issue in the heated active versus passive debate?
06-03-2019 | From the field
Active duration management shines as bond markets jitter
Active duration management shines as bond markets jitter
Robeco’s Dynamic Duration strategies lived up to their promise in 2018.
05-03-2019 | Insight
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets – but it faces distinct challenges in China.
26-02-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
2018 – another record year for sustainability investing
2018 – another record year for sustainability investing
In 2017, we reported that we saw a lift-off in sustainability investing.
18-02-2019 | Column
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.
18-01-2019 | Insight
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
We sold Goldilocks in the last quarter of 2018.
16-01-2019 | Column
The link between ESG and performance
The link between ESG and performance
Robeco has long believed in the benefits of sustainability investing.
09-01-2019 | Insight
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
Robeco’s Enhanced Indexing Equity strategies have enjoyed renewed popularity in recent months.
18-12-2018 | Insight
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Some investors adopt a simple approach to sustainability investing by excluding certain companies from portfolios.
17-12-2018 | Insight
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
The growing trend for cashless payments is generating real money for Robeco’s Global Fintech Equities fund.
14-12-2018 | Insight
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
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
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
 ‘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
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
An alternative option to portfolio rebalancing
An alternative option to portfolio rebalancing
This paper proposes an option selling overlay to improve portfolio rebalancing.
07-11-2018 | From the field
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Following smart beta indices is a popular way to implement factor investing.
06-11-2018 | Insight
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Stranded assets do not currently threaten the prosperity of oil companies, which still have a role to play in portfolios, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
22-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
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
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
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
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Factor-based strategies can help investors reduce management costs.
03-09-2018 | Insight
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing will come back into fashion, despite the long rally in growth investing, say market specialists Mike Mullaney and Dan Farren.
30-08-2018 | Insight
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Is past performance of any use for investors?
28-08-2018 | From the field
 Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
High CAPE ratio levels do not signify an imminent end to the bull market.
27-07-2018 | Insight
Big data & AI pose challenges for quant investors
Big data & AI pose challenges for quant investors
The advent of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a major game-changer for the financial industry.
03-07-2018 | Insight

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