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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
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
This new brochure explains why enhanced indexing provides a compelling alternative to passive strategies.
07-01-2019 | Insight
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
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
Robeco’s Enhanced Indexing Equity strategies have enjoyed renewed popularity in recent months.
18-12-2018 | Insight
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
Multi Factor Absolute Return: sustainable diversifier
13-12-2018 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly December 2018
Robeco Quarterly December 2018
The tenth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is out.
10-12-2018 | Magazine
Best reads of 2018
Best reads of 2018
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Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Lessons from our 2018 ‘Super Quant’ internships
Top-notch investment strategies require top-notch research.
05-12-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: generating income
Achieving your investment goals with factors: generating income
Factor-based strategies can help generate income.
30-11-2018 | Insight
 ‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
Rules-based investing can be very transparent.
23-11-2018 | Insight
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
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Factor investing in corporate bond markets - Client Case Studies
Does factor investing work for credits?
13-11-2018 | Insight
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
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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An alternative option to portfolio rebalancing
An alternative option to portfolio rebalancing
This paper proposes an option selling overlay to improve portfolio rebalancing.
07-11-2018 | From the field
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Following smart beta indices is a popular way to implement factor investing.
06-11-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Factor-based strategies can help investors get exposure to a particular factor.
25-10-2018 | 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
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
03-10-2018 | Insight
Using crowdsourced employer reviews to select stocks
Using crowdsourced employer reviews to select stocks
Can crowdsourced data help investors take better decisions?
28-09-2018 | From the field
Most reported anomalies fail to hold up
Most reported anomalies fail to hold up
Empirical research should always be taken with a pinch of salt.
27-09-2018 | Interview
Robeco Quarterly September 2018
Robeco Quarterly September 2018
The ninth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
25-09-2018 | Magazine
Fama-French 5-factor model: why more is not always better
Fama-French 5-factor model: why more is not always better
Fama and French have expanded their original 3-factor model by adding two factors.
15-09-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Factor-based strategies can help investors reduce management costs.
03-09-2018 | Insight
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Is past performance of any use for investors?
28-08-2018 | From the field
Prudent quant strategies can thrive in the A-share market
Prudent quant strategies can thrive in the A-share market
On 1 June, MSCI added A-shares from 226 companies to its global and regional indices.
22-08-2018 | Insight
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
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
Bringing multi-factor investing into the multi-asset arena
Bringing multi-factor investing into the multi-asset arena
Factor premiums exist in all major asset classes and can be harvested efficiently across the board.
07-08-2018 | Insight
Volatility lessons
Volatility lessons
In this paper Eugene Fama and Kenneth French look at the importance of volatility over longer investment horizons.
01-08-2018 | From the field
 Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
High CAPE ratio levels do not signify an imminent end to the bull market.
27-07-2018 | Insight
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

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