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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
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
This new brochure explains why enhanced indexing provides a compelling alternative to passive strategies.
07-01-2019 | Insight
Residualizing Momentum in China
Residualizing Momentum in China
Previous studies have reported weak results for standard Momentum strategies in China.
02-01-2019 | From the field
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Many equity investors are giving up on active management.
20-12-2018 | Insight
Best reads of 2018
Best reads of 2018
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‘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
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
13-12-2018 | 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
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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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
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
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
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
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
 ‘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
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Does factor investing work for credits?
13-11-2018 | Insight
Time to get defensive?
Time to get defensive?
It’s one of the best-known acronyms in finance – and it remains a good indicator of where stocks might go.
12-11-2018 | 5-Year outlook
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
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Factor-based strategies can help investors get exposure to a particular factor.
25-10-2018 | Insight
Diverging fortunes for low-risk stocks as EM and DM decouple
Diverging fortunes for low-risk stocks as EM and DM decouple
So far, 2018 has been marked by a clear decoupling of emerging and developed equity markets.
23-10-2018 | 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
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

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