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The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The outlook for credits: crowding out credit
The US economy is still firing on all cylinders.
05-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
Fed on a steady hiking path, at least for now
At its 26 September meeting the Fed hiked rates and signaled a continuation of its gradual tightening path.
27-09-2018 | News
End of the easy money era
End of the easy money era
For the first time since 2009 all the major central banks are singing from the same hymn sheet: the only way is up!
21-08-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainability investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | Insight
Trade risks are complicating the picture for bonds
Trade risks are complicating the picture for bonds
The trade war threat and political risks in Italy are reasons to remain cautious on bonds.
20-07-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Three years of successful factor investing in credit markets
Three years of successful factor investing in credit markets
Factor investing also works in credit markets.
19-07-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Hundreds of investors are convinced that sustainability investing offers a better way of buying equities.
16-07-2018 | Insight
The outlook for credits: a slow bleed?
The outlook for credits: a slow bleed?
We are past the peak of the credit cycle and uncertainty lies ahead.
06-07-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Buy-and-maintain: maatwerk als standaard
Buy-and-maintain: maatwerk als standaard
A buy-and-maintain strategy inherently requires a customized solution.
18-06-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Sustainability investing has sometimes been considered niche – so the sheer size of it may come as a surprise.
11-06-2018 | Insight
A multi-asset analysis of factors over 200 years
A multi-asset analysis of factors over 200 years
What makes a factor relevant?
04-06-2018 | Insight
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
However you look at it, growth in China is decelerating.
29-05-2018 | Insight
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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Reach for yield vs. reach for safety
Reach for yield vs. reach for safety
Interested in low-risk bonds?
16-05-2018 | From the field
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
They say that ‘information is power’, but is there enough of it available to show whether sustainability investing works?
14-05-2018 | Insight
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
Earning a good return and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time?
11-05-2018 | Insight
Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Already very popular in equity markets, factor investing is now catching on in other asset classes too, in particular for corporate bonds.
01-05-2018 | Insight
Active duration management crucial as US yield tops 3%
Active duration management crucial as US yield tops 3%
Government bond yields are on the rise globally as central banks tighten their policies and global economies continue to accelerate.
26-04-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Sustainability investing has risen to become a high-profile form of managing money – but does it actually benefit anyone else?
23-04-2018 | Insight
Flows that matter for government bonds
Flows that matter for government bonds
Government bond markets are extremely sensitive to any upside surprise in US inflation expectations.
20-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Should investors also ‘residualize’ bond momentum?
18-04-2018 | From the field
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
Sustainability investing – you have probably heard of it, but do you have all the facts about it?
13-04-2018 | Video
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Interest in sustainability investing has picked up massively in recent years, and with the growing interest has come a growing misconception of what people think it means.
13-04-2018 | Insight
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
Although fundamentals are positive with a global economy firing on all cylinders, risky assets are expensive.
10-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Watch your Term Premium!
Watch your Term Premium!
It crops up as a topic of discussion every now and again: the ‘term premium’.
09-04-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Sustainability investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends.
26-03-2018 | Insight
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Only a couple of years ago, US economists were still worrying about deflation.
19-03-2018 | Insight
The investment objective as smart benchmark for the LDI portfolio
The investment objective as smart benchmark for the LDI portfolio
For an LDI portfolio, the investment objective is often a better benchmark than a standard index.
21-02-2018 | Insight
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
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
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

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