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Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Robeco views sustainability as a long term-driver of companies’ performance.
31-01-2017 | Research
Hedge fund bets show Low Volatility is still far from overcrowded
Hedge fund bets show Low Volatility is still far from overcrowded
Thorough analysis of hedge fund data shows that, despite their flexible approach to investing, these funds tend to bet strongly against the low-volatility anomaly.
17-01-2017 | Research
Concerns regarding the new Fama-French 5-factor model
Concerns regarding the new Fama-French 5-factor model
Nobel prize laureate Eugene Fama and fellow researcher Kenneth French have revamped their famous 3-factor model.
12-12-2016 | Research
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Recently, the semi-annual update of the RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking was released.
06-12-2016 | Research
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Cultural change is very difficult to accomplish.
19-10-2016 | Research
Engaging for sustainable palm oil
Engaging for sustainable palm oil
Palm oil is used in many products including food and cosmetics.
03-10-2016 | Research
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Low Volatility in historical perspective: Fund investing since 1774
Low Volatility in historical perspective: Fund investing since 1774
As portfolio managers of Robeco Conservative Equities, we want to place our role into a historical perspective and learn from the history of financial markets, and mutual funds in particular.
21-09-2016 | Research
Solar energy: do we have a lift-off?
Solar energy: do we have a lift-off?
The role of renewable energy, such as sun and wind energy, is expected to increase rapidly over the next years.
20-09-2016 | Research
The quality of low-risk credits
The quality of low-risk credits
Recently a new factor was added to the literature: Quality.
14-09-2016 | Research
Honey, how much did you say you paid for these low-vol stocks?
Honey, how much did you say you paid for these low-vol stocks?
Investors are worried about the high valuations of stocks in general and low-volatility stocks in particular.
12-09-2016 | Research
The profitability of low volatility
The profitability of low volatility
Some people argue that the low risk anomaly can be explained by ‘profitability’, an example of a ‘quality’ factor.
08-09-2016 | Research
Factor investing versus sector investing
Factor investing versus sector investing
A recent study suggests that sector investing does as well or even better than factor investing in a long-only context.
01-09-2016 | Research
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
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Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
The objective of our factor credit strategies is to maximize the portfolio’s factor exposure at low cost while limiting risks.
12-07-2016 | Research
Defining the Quality factor
Defining the Quality factor
Robeco has added Quality to the key list of factors that it follows when constructing factor investing portfolios in equities.
11-07-2016 | Research
Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing – the investment strategy that aims to capture 'hidden' returns in financial markets – is rapidly gaining in popularity.
06-07-2016 | Research
Factor Investing with smart beta indices
Factor Investing with smart beta indices
Smart beta indices are a popular way of implementing a factor investing strategy.
06-07-2016 | Research
ESG integration: the value-driver adjustment approach
ESG integration: the value-driver adjustment approach
Willem Schramade, Sustainability and Valuation Specialist in Robeco’s Global Equity team, recently published an article on ESG integration in the Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment.
27-06-2016 | Research
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Research shows that factor investing strategies work well in corporate bonds, but actually building a portfolio requires greater care due to liquidity issues, Robeco’s quantitative experts argue in a new white paper.
14-06-2016 | Research
Winners and sinners in country sustainability rankings
Winners and sinners in country sustainability rankings
Sweden is still the world’s most sustainable country, while the UK faces a stability threat due to the Brexit vote, and the refugee crisis is a major global risk, according to the latest RobecoSAM assessment.
13-06-2016 | Research
Conservative Equities in historical perspective: Investment behavior since 1602
Conservative Equities in historical perspective: Investment behavior since 1602
Since the birth of the modern stock market in 1602, the pendulum of the investment culture has moved from a return focus to a risk focus and back.
18-04-2016 | Research
The dynamic duo: how to really understand the nature of your investment portfolio
The dynamic duo: how to really understand the nature of your investment portfolio
The current volatile markets provide plenty of food for thought for investors.
07-04-2016 | Research
Robeco Global Total Return Bond Funds leading approach to ESG integration
Robeco Global Total Return Bond Funds leading approach to ESG integration
The Global Total Return Bond Fund aims to capture opportunities in fixed income classes around the globe.
05-02-2016 | Research
Apple, Google and shale gas – all thanks to the government playing venture capitalist
Apple, Google and shale gas – all thanks to the government playing venture capitalist
Economist Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex and author of 'The Entrepreneurial State' cannot repeat this often enough.
21-01-2016 | Research
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
We provide empirical evidence that the Size, Low-Risk, Value and Momentum factors have economically meaningful and statistically significant risk-adjusted returns in the corporate bond market.
11-12-2015 | Research
Factor investing – the flipside of following the index
Factor investing – the flipside of following the index
Investing in market-cap weighted indexes and factor indexes has serious disadvantages, according to Han Dieperink and Joop Huij.
07-12-2015 | Research
Is value trapped?
Is value trapped?
The poor long-term live performance of the first generation of value indices indicates that capturing the value premium is not easy.
04-12-2015 | Research
Analyze this: valuing carbon exposures
Analyze this: valuing carbon exposures
In the 1999 motion picture ‘Analyze this’, a psychiatrist is reluctant to accept a mafia boss as his patient, but is then forced to accept and analyze him.
03-12-2015 | Research
Can mutual funds successfully adopt factor investing strategies?
Can mutual funds successfully adopt factor investing strategies?
To the best of our knowledge, no study has been conducted on the added value of innovative investment strategies that incorporate academic insights.
24-11-2015 | Research
Emerging markets: the value of strategic allocation
Emerging markets: the value of strategic allocation
The added value of allocating to emerging markets (EM) has always been a topic of discussion among equity investors, especially when there was a large difference in performance with developed markets (DM).
12-11-2015 | Research
White paper on the ins and outs of illiquid investments
White paper on the ins and outs of illiquid investments
Investing in illiquid asset classes has become increasingly widespread among pension funds in the last few decades.
24-09-2015 | Research
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