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Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs
Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs
Equity investors have a choice between active low volatility managers and low volatility index ETFs.
27-06-2017 | Research
Seven steps to ESG integration
Seven steps to ESG integration
Integrating sustainability into the investment process is a strategic choice at Robeco – but it hasn’t happened overnight.
02-05-2017 | Research
Robo-advice is not a hype that will go away
Robo-advice is not a hype that will go away
Robo-advice is a hotly debated topic in the fintech space.
02-05-2017 | Research
Platform power
Platform power
Surging connectivity is powering a new business model: the platform company.
11-04-2017 | Research
The smart beta ETF vogue is no threat to factor investing
The smart beta ETF vogue is no threat to factor investing
The success of smart beta ETFs has raised concerns over a possible ‘overcrowding’ of factor strategies.
29-03-2017 | Research
When paying a high multiple makes sense
When paying a high multiple makes sense
Many investors find it difficult to invest in the stocks of high-quality, high-growth companies because these companies usually trade at high valuation multiples.
22-02-2017 | Research
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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What’s bad: sugar or fat?
What’s bad: sugar or fat?
It is not fat we should worry about; it is sugar.
06-02-2017 | Research
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
Artificial intelligence: humanity's final invention?
Artificial intelligence: humanity's final invention?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad concept which has been around since the 1950s.
04-01-2017 | 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
The rise of Factor Investing,  is it just a hype?
The rise of Factor Investing, is it just a hype?
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Suit yourself! Exoskeletons: from science fiction to reality
Suit yourself! Exoskeletons: from science fiction to reality
Since the 1960s, engineers have been working on suits that enhance human strength.
07-11-2016 | Research
Gearing up for self-driving cars
Gearing up for self-driving cars
Road mobility is evolving at great speed.
24-10-2016 | Research
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Corporate culture meets competitive advantage
Cultural change is very difficult to accomplish.
19-10-2016 | Research
Strong brands: Ticket to strong performance
Strong brands: Ticket to strong performance
In a world of exploding product choice, consumers increasingly need to cut through the noise to make informed purchasing decisions.
07-10-2016 | 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
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
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
New business models shake up the establishment
New business models shake up the establishment
New business models can be disruptive forces, wreaking havoc among the established order of firms.
23-06-2016 | 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