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‘Making the portfolio more concentrated hasn’t made it more risky’
‘Making the portfolio more concentrated hasn’t made it more risky’
“The only way to create alpha is to deviate from the benchmark.
14-10-2019 | Podcast
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch
China trade data worsens: does it need a deal?
14-10-2019
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Party like it’s 1969?
11-10-2019 | Insight
The added value of real estate in strategic asset allocation
The added value of real estate in strategic asset allocation
Investing in real estate is one of the key ways to diversify a portfolio.
11-10-2019 | Insight
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Taking investors’ views into account when building portfolios is difficult but essential, says Roderick Molenaar.
09-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
Greenwashing leads ICGN corporate governance debate
The danger of greenwashing is rising up the sustainable investing agenda, corporate governance experts believe.
09-10-2019 | Insight
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Manufacturing versus services – a tale of two indices
Investors need to nuance weaker confidence in manufacturing, as services data is a stronger signal, says portfolio manager Rikkert Scholten.
08-10-2019 | Monthly outlook
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
Conventional wisdom has it that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an attractive, low-cost alternative to actively managed mutual funds.
07-10-2019 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Rising recession risk; unchanged strategy
Fixed income outlook: Rising recession risk; unchanged strategy
It seems a lot has changed in one quarter.
03-10-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Policy makers will turn to unconventional fiscal policy to deal with the next recession, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
02-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
5-year Expected Returns: Escaping the hall of mirrors
5-year Expected Returns: Escaping the hall of mirrors
This year’s theme of our 5-year outlook, ‘Escaping the hall of mirrors’, is inspired by the peculiar conditions investors face in today’s financial markets.
01-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
An empirical test of factors in the unchartered waters of EM credits
An empirical test of factors in the unchartered waters of EM credits
Emerging credit markets have seen tremendous growth over the past two decades.
30-09-2019 | Insight
Better performance, a better world
Better performance, a better world
Sustainable investing means meeting the current needs without compromising the welfare of future generations.
27-09-2019 | Insight
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
Credit outlook: Search for yield versus lurch to protectionism
We are still convinced that we are approaching the end of the cycle, and continue to advocate a defensive positioning.
25-09-2019 | Quarterly outlook
‘We seek similar returns, but with a better sustainability profile’
‘We seek similar returns, but with a better sustainability profile’
Sustainable investing in emerging markets is gaining momentum.
25-09-2019 | Insight
Tackling the Achilles heel of the financial sector
Tackling the Achilles heel of the financial sector
Since the global financial crisis, US banks have paid more than USD 160 billion in fines for non-compliance.
24-09-2019 | Insight
CO2 emissions and the pricing of climate risk
CO2 emissions and the pricing of climate risk
Does lower sustainability mean lower returns?
23-09-2019 | From the field
‘With tech companies we need to be very vigilant’
‘With tech companies we need to be very vigilant’
In our latest podcast, portfolio manager Jack Neele talks about the tricks of the trade in trends investing.
20-09-2019 | Podcast
Private equity managers raise their game in SI
Private equity managers raise their game in SI
More private equity fund managers are integrating sustainability, an annual study of Robeco’s investments in this arena reveals.
19-09-2019 | Insight
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | Insight
Pension fund chooses maximum sustainability and low tracking error
Pension fund chooses maximum sustainability and low tracking error
Quant meets sustainability.
16-09-2019 | Insight
Central bank watcher: to infinity and beyond
Central bank watcher: to infinity and beyond
Central banks are delivering on their easing promises, with the ECB having announced open-ended QE.
13-09-2019 | Insight
The Essentials of factor investing
The Essentials of factor investing
Introducing our new learning tool on factor investing.
12-09-2019 | Insight
The active world of passive investing
The active world of passive investing
Thought exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were passive?
11-09-2019 | From the field
Webinar: Getting alpha out of SDG Credit Investing
Webinar: Getting alpha out of SDG Credit Investing
In this episode of our webinar series, we look at how the SDGs fit into credit portfolios.
10-09-2019 | Webinar
Paying fair wages is part of sustainability
Paying fair wages is part of sustainability
Sustainability is more than just climate change – it’s also about protecting the social fabric of society.
10-09-2019 | Insight
Buying cheap is an expensive business
Buying cheap is an expensive business
One of the most frequent questions I have been asked in recent years concerns valuation.
09-09-2019 | Column
What the inverted yield curve may mean for the cycle
What the inverted yield curve may mean for the cycle
Yield curves are one of many tools for forecasting turns in the cycle.
06-09-2019 | Insight
What’s driving the mid-cycle slowdown
What’s driving the mid-cycle slowdown
Economic growth is hitting a speed ramp, but should shift into a higher gear, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
06-09-2019 | Monthly outlook
Factor investors should be patient and brave
Factor investors should be patient and brave
What’s best, quantitative or fundamental?
05-09-2019 | Interview

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