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Fact or fiction - SI is only about negative screening
Fact or fiction - SI is only about negative screening
A persistent myth about sustainability investing is that it only includes negative screening – mainly by excluding stocks that are deemed ‘unethical’.
21-02-2018 | Insight
Tweaking a popular low volatility index
Tweaking a popular low volatility index
Investment solutions based on popular smart beta indices have enjoyed tremendous success.
14-02-2018 | From the field
How realistic are return expectations, really?
How realistic are return expectations, really?
Equities and real estate can structurally deliver returns in excess of economic growth, but within limits, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
08-02-2018 | Monthly outlook
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
David Blitz explains why quantitative research is so important for Robeco and the investment solutions it creates.
06-02-2018 | Video
Active duration management crucial as yields rise
Active duration management crucial as yields rise
Government bond yields are on the rise as central banks tighten their policies and global economies continue to accelerate.
05-02-2018 | Insight
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
A local presence in Asia has helped to generate outperformance over the past decade, say Robeco’s Chief Investment Officers in the region.
30-01-2018 | Insight
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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No bond bear market yet, but watch your Bunds
No bond bear market yet, but watch your Bunds
Yields in the euro area are increasingly difficult to match with the strong economic uptick.
25-01-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Why ETFs can be more expensive than you think
Why ETFs can be more expensive than you think
The recent rise of passive and smart beta strategies has resulted mainly from the success of ETFs.
24-01-2018 | From the field
Credit outlook: risk management is key
Credit outlook: risk management is key
The 2018 outlook on credits is cautious.
23-01-2018 | Video
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Sustainability investing has come a long way in recent decades – though some people still think it’s only about green issues.
22-01-2018 | Insight
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Talk of an inverted US yield curve flagging a recession is completely misplaced, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
09-01-2018 | Monthly outlook
Are low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Are low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Due to uncertainty in financial markets, low-volatility stocks are in high demand.
04-01-2018 | Research
Investment outlook 2018
Investment outlook 2018
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A love letter to economic history from the credit team
A love letter to economic history from the credit team
The credit cycle is close to the end.
04-01-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
One oft-heard concern on factor investing is that factors could be arbitraged away.
03-01-2018 | From the field
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Many credit investors only invest in their home currency.
28-12-2017 | Insight
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
The average investor is not good at timing.
22-12-2017 | Insight
3 best viewed video insights of 2017
3 best viewed video insights of 2017
Did you miss any of our video insights this year?
21-12-2017 | Video
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainability investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Tell me what car you drive and I will tell you who you are.
13-12-2017 | From the field
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
For over four decades, Burton Malkiel has advocated for broad passive exposure to financial markets.
11-12-2017 | Interview
Are we heading for a bear market?
Are we heading for a bear market?
A series of seemingly unstoppable stock market highs has left investors wondering if a correction is coming.
08-12-2017 | Monthly outlook
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
Robeco Quarterly December 2017
The sixth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
06-12-2017 | Insight
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Expectations for the fundamental drivers of bonds can be derived from financial market information.
05-12-2017 | Insight
The research culture is crucial for the success of an asset manager
The research culture is crucial for the success of an asset manager
Data mining is a threat to empirical research.
04-12-2017 | Interview
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
Six ways to improve the sustainability of credit portfolios
It is our conviction that analying sustainability information leads to better informed investment decisions.
29-11-2017 | Insight
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
How should I prepare for the implementation of a factor-based strategy?
28-11-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
The search for yield continues, but it’s getting harder to find attractively priced bonds.
24-11-2017 | Insight
Institutional asset managers add value... by using factors
Institutional asset managers add value... by using factors
Are factors the future of active asset management?
22-11-2017 | From the field
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
How will carmakers deal with the end of diesel?
High NOx emissions and diesel gates are precipitating the end of the diesel era.
16-11-2017 | Insight
Full 2018 Outlook 'Playing in Extra Time'
Full 2018 Outlook 'Playing in Extra Time'
After eight positive years, investors have to pose the question: how long will the party last?
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook

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