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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
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
We sold a false sense of Goldilocks, now we should buy a misplaced fear of Armageddon.
15-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
A number of factors bode well for emerging market equities this year, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
10-01-2019 | Monthly outlook
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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Real estate group rates Robeco fund highly for ESG
Real estate group rates Robeco fund highly for ESG
Robeco Property Equities has scored above average for sustainability in an industry survey for the fifth year in a row.
19-12-2018 | 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
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
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
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
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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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
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
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
HK and Chinese valuations now in line with rest of Asia
06-11-2018 | 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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
The power of earnings
The power of earnings
Investors should focus on the E and not just the P in the price/earnings ratio, says Robeco’s Jeroen Blokland.
10-09-2018 | Monthly outlook
China leads: robotics
China leads: robotics
China is installing more robots than any other nation.
06-09-2018 | 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
Connecting China to the world
Connecting China to the world
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a major project, aiming to increase connectivity and cooperation between China on the one hand and European, Asian and African countries on the other.
27-08-2018 | Insight
Beautiful China: the war on pollution
Beautiful China: the war on pollution
China’s unparalleled growth over the past decades has come at a price: pollution.
23-08-2018 | Insight
Upside down world in this late-cycle bull market
Upside down world in this late-cycle bull market
The past two years have been characterized by unusually high equity returns and low volatility.
20-08-2018 | Insight

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