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UK hotel runs on battery power
UK hotel runs on battery power
A battery the size of a delivery truck is being used to power a UK hotel, cutting its carbon footprint while saving money.
21-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
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
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
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
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
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
Finding value gets tougher as stocks hit records
Finding value gets tougher as stocks hit records
Finding bargains as stock markets continue to hit record highs is increasingly difficult, says value investor Josh Jones.
01-11-2017 | Insight
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
Sustainability investing on the rise in Asia
In the past weeks I have visited many Asian institutional investors to talk about sustainability investing.
12-10-2017 | Column
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
ESG is often mis-implemented in portfolios
Sustainability principles are often mis-implemented in portfolios due to biases to certain factors, says quant specialist Ruben Feldman.
05-10-2017 | Insight
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Jules van Binsbergen is an expert on topics related to both asset pricing and corporate finance.
06-09-2017 | Interview
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Robeco Global Equity has been structurally integrating ESG information into its research and investment process for the last three years.
04-09-2017 | Research
Using credit information for Quant Equity
Using credit information for Quant Equity
02-08-2017 | Research
Social factors rise in prominence for sustainability
Social factors rise in prominence for sustainability
The importance of measuring social factors – the ‘S’ in ESG – is rising up the sustainability agenda, Robeco’s recent experience shows.
26-07-2017 | Column
Estimating the equity risk premium
Estimating the equity risk premium
Assessing the equity risk premium (ERP) is an ongoing debate among academics.
28-06-2017 | From the field
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco has sponsored a new ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factoring Investing published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
09-06-2017 | Insight
Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement, so what now?
Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement, so what now?
It seems to me – and I don’t seem to be alone in this – that Trump is taking rearguard action.
06-06-2017 | Column
Hedging climate risk
Hedging climate risk
The carbon footprint of a passive equity portfolio can be reduced by 50% without sacrificing returns.
17-05-2017 | From the field
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
Monthly column from Global Equities on sustainability investing.
08-05-2017 | Column
Is the value rally defying ESG risks?
Is the value rally defying ESG risks?
Monthly column from Global Equities on sustainability investing.
04-04-2017 | Column
Three ways to implement factors and smart beta
Three ways to implement factors and smart beta
Factor-based strategies and smart beta exploit proven factor premiums.
29-03-2017 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
The third edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
09-03-2017 | Magazine
Have we built better banks since the crisis?
Have we built better banks since the crisis?
Since the global financial crisis, we see clear improvement in risk management and oversight at banks.
27-02-2017 | Insight

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