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Losing money with passive investing
Losing money with passive investing
Passive investing may be popular, but it also raises serious concerns.
18-10-2017 | Column
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
Sustainability principles are often mis-implemented in portfolios due to biases to certain factors, says quant specialist Ruben Feldman.
05-10-2017 | Insight
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Despite the success of passive investing, there are good reasons to consider an alternative approach.
04-10-2017 | Video
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Are implementation costs factor investing’s Achilles’ heel?
28-09-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Robeco’s factor investing indices: smarter than smart beta
Robeco’s factor investing indices: smarter than smart beta
Factor investing has become increasingly popular over the past decade.
25-09-2017 | Insight
Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings matter.
20-09-2017 | From the field
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
For credit investors, a global multi-factor credits strategy offers style diversification.
12-09-2017 | Insight
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
The mystery of sin stocks’ outperformance has finally been unraveled.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Jules van Binsbergen is an expert on topics related to both asset pricing and corporate finance.
06-09-2017 | Interview
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Factor-based investing has gained considerable traction over the past decade.
31-08-2017 | Insight
The impact of incentive schemes on asset prices
The impact of incentive schemes on asset prices
Incentives matter.
30-08-2017 | From the field
Factor investing challenges: factor timing
Factor investing challenges: factor timing
Should investors try to time their exposure to different factors?
29-08-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Ten things you should know about factor investing
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Factor investing also works with Chinese A-shares
Factor investing also works with Chinese A-shares
Many characteristics set A-shares apart from other equities.
24-08-2017 | Interview
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing strategies for credit markets are increasingly on the radar of researchers and investors.
22-08-2017 | Insight
Momentum in futures market
Momentum in futures market
Does momentum investing work with futures?
09-08-2017 | Insight
The Quality Factor
The Quality Factor
The quality effect is the tendency of high-quality stocks to outperform low-quality ones.
19-07-2017 | From the field
The value of multiple momentum signals
The value of multiple momentum signals
The concept of Momentum is not only a basic principle of physics.
18-07-2017 | Research
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Is Carry a factor in its own right in credit markets?
11-07-2017 | Research
Taking enhanced indexing to the next sustainability level
Taking enhanced indexing to the next sustainability level
The rising demand for sustainable investment solutions poses challenges.
10-07-2017 | Insight
Factor investing: limited overcrowding risk
Factor investing: limited overcrowding risk
A key concern often voiced by factor investing and smart beta sceptics is the possible risk of overcrowding.
03-07-2017 | Interview
Factor investing challenges: determining how much to allocate
Factor investing challenges: determining how much to allocate
Factor-based strategies have become increasingly popular in recent years.
30-06-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Looking at the long-term evidence on factors
Looking at the long-term evidence on factors
How important are factor tilts?
12-06-2017 | Interview
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco has sponsored a new ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factoring Investing published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
09-06-2017 | Outlook
Ten misconceptions about smart beta investing
Ten misconceptions about smart beta investing
This paper* attempts to debunk no fewer than ten myths about smart beta.
07-06-2017 | From the field
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
31-05-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Factor investing challenges: limiting turnover
Factor investing challenges: limiting turnover
Factor-based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
05-05-2017 | Factor investing challenges
The siren song of factor timing
The siren song of factor timing
Timing when to enter and exit factors seems to be the holy grail of quant investing.
26-04-2017 | From the field
The rise of Factor Investing - is it just a hype?
The rise of Factor Investing - is it just a hype?
Factor Investing is increasingly in the spotlight.
05-04-2017 | Video
Smart beta is no monkey business
Smart beta is no monkey business
It has been argued that all smart beta strategies generate positive exposure to value and small-cap stocks in much the same way as randomly generated portfolio strategies do.
05-04-2017 | From the field
Factor investing challenges: unintended sector biases
Factor investing challenges: unintended sector biases
Factor-based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
31-03-2017 | Factor investing challenges