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Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Gaining more by losing less in multi-factor credit strategies.
30-11-2021 | Insight
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
Are credit factor premiums robust to inflation?
With inflation worries having gained momentum, we investigate how inflation has affected credit factor premiums in the past.
24-09-2021 | Insight
Seizing opportunities in emerging markets credits
Seizing opportunities in emerging markets credits
Global credit investors can no longer easily ignore emerging markets (EM) hard-currency corporate bonds.
08-09-2021 | Research
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
We impose water and waste constraints on our factor credit strategies.
03-08-2021 | Insight
Deep evidence that factor investing works well in bond markets
Deep evidence that factor investing works well in bond markets
More than two centuries of data confirms that value, momentum and low risk offer attractive premiums.
12-07-2021 | Insight
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Our simulations show we can do this without materially reducing factor exposures and hence the alpha potential.
29-06-2021 | Insight
There’s no quant crisis in credits
There’s no quant crisis in credits
Quant strategies have performed well in credits.
01-04-2021 | Insight
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
We present the latest innovation in our sustainable investing approach.
03-11-2020 | Insight
Is there value in fallen angels?
Is there value in fallen angels?
Credit downgrades can be an opportunity for high yield investors.
29-10-2020 | Insight
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Reducing the carbon intensity of multi-factor credits strategies
Quantitative investment strategies lend themselves well to integrating secondary objectives, such as reducing carbon intensity.
27-05-2020 | Insight
Harvesting factor premiums across global bond markets
Harvesting factor premiums across global bond markets
Robeco has combined the latest innovation in quantitative research with its long-standing expertise in credits factor investing.
18-02-2020 | Insight
We’re developing factor-based alternatives to passive fixed income
We’re developing factor-based alternatives to passive fixed income
Quantitative investing in fixed income markets has slowly but surely gained traction in recent years.
21-08-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
A growing number of investors are implementing their fixed income strategies through passive Exchange Traded funds (ETFs).
28-11-2018 | 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
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
Robeco launches Multi-Factor High Yield strategy
Robeco launches Multi-Factor High Yield strategy
Today Robeco is launching its latest factor investing strategy.
05-06-2018 | Insight
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
The Solvency II regulatory framework doesn’t necessarily have to be a burden.
01-05-2018 | Insight
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Should investors also ‘residualize’ bond momentum?
18-04-2018 | From the field
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Although much factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
04-04-2018 | Insight
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
David Blitz explains why quantitative research is so important for Robeco and the investment solutions it creates.
06-02-2018 | Webinar
Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
For credit investors, a global multi-factor credits strategy offers style diversification.
12-09-2017 | Insight
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Is Carry a factor in its own right in credit markets?
11-07-2017 | Research
Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Well-established factors, such as Low Risk, Value, Momentum and Size, generate economically meaningful and statistically significant premiums in credit markets.
27-02-2017 | Interview
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Durations of fixed income indices are moving up rapidly.
28-09-2016 | Insight
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
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
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
New: Factor investing – collected Robeco articles (2nd edition)
New: Factor investing – collected Robeco articles (2nd edition)
The much anticipated ‘Factor Investing – Collected Robeco articles’ (the 2nd edition) is now available.
11-04-2016 | Insight
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
We provide empirical evidence that the Size, Low-Risk, Value and Momentum factors have economically meaningful and statistically significant risk-adjusted returns in the corporate bond market.
11-12-2015 | Research
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