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 ‘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
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
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
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
Investment outlook 2019
Investment outlook 2019
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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
The value of visibility
The value of visibility
This paper analyzes the relation between firm visibility and stock returns.
04-07-2018 | From the field
Achieving your investment goals with factors: improve diversification
Achieving your investment goals with factors: improve diversification
Factor-based strategies can help investors build better diversified portfolios.
28-06-2018 | Insight
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
Factor-based equity strategies can help investors achieve sustainability objectives, in addition to better risk-return characteristics.
12-06-2018 | Insight
The misguided beliefs of financial advisors
The misguided beliefs of financial advisors
Financial advice for private investors has been criticized to be costly or of low quality.
06-06-2018 | From the field
The rationale for trends investing
The rationale for trends investing
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Factor investing is here to stay
Factor investing is here to stay
Factor investing has strong empirical backing and will not fade away.
28-05-2018 | Interview
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Factor-based strategies can enhance returns over the longer term.
28-05-2018 | Insight
Robeco wins 36 Lipper awards
Robeco wins 36 Lipper awards
Robeco has won 36 Lipper awards around the world for the risk-adjusted performance of eight funds.
28-05-2018 | Insight
Transitioning from procyclical to countercyclical behavior
Transitioning from procyclical to countercyclical behavior
Are large institutional investors pro- or countercyclical?
02-05-2018 | From the field
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Factor-based strategies can help reduce potential downside risk.
25-04-2018 | Insight
Fundamental Law of Active Management shows way to higher information ratio
Fundamental Law of Active Management shows way to higher information ratio
The Fundamental Law of Active Management by Grinold and Kahn is designed to assess the value of active management, as expressed by the information ratio, using only two variables.
09-04-2018 | Insight
On the origins of factor investing
On the origins of factor investing
Where does factor investing come from?
26-03-2018 | Interview
Trading is an opportunity to capture alpha
Trading is an opportunity to capture alpha
Trading is often considered a necessary, but tedious and costly step of the investment process.
05-03-2018 | Insight
Exploring the world of factors
Exploring the world of factors
Nine academics on the research, theory and implementation of factor investing.
26-02-2018 | Insight
Why ETFs can be more expensive than you think
Why ETFs can be more expensive than you think
The recent rise of passive and smart beta strategies has resulted mainly from the success of ETFs.
24-01-2018 | From the field
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
Anomalies remain strong in international equity markets after publication
One oft-heard concern on factor investing is that factors could be arbitraged away.
03-01-2018 | From the field
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
The average investor is not good at timing.
22-12-2017 | Insight
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Tell me what car you drive and I will tell you who you are.
13-12-2017 | From the field
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
For over four decades, Burton Malkiel has advocated for broad passive exposure to financial markets.
11-12-2017 | Interview
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
How should I prepare for the implementation of a factor-based strategy?
28-11-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Behold the wind turbine as big as the Shard
Wind turbines have come a long way since the first windmills centuries ago – with the next generation among Europe’s tallest structures.
23-11-2017 | Stunning statistics

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