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Guide to factor investing in equity markets
Guide to factor investing in equity markets
Factor investing is on the rise.
01-06-2018 | Insight
Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Factor investing has gained considerable traction over the past couple of years, particularly in the equity space.
14-05-2018 | 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
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
Robeco Multi-Factor Indices: a new investment reality
Robeco Multi-Factor Indices: a new investment reality
Client appetite is really increasing for factor indices, and we think this is the future of active management.
02-11-2017 | Video
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Factor-based investing has gained considerable traction over the past decade.
31-08-2017 | Insight
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
The rise of Factor Investing - is it just a hype?
The rise of Factor Investing - is it just a hype?
Factor Investing is increasingly in the spotlight.
05-04-2017 | Video
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
Factor investing: defining quality
Factor investing: defining quality
Robeco has added Quality to the key list of factors that it follows when constructing factor investing portfolios in equities.
11-07-2016 | Research
Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing – the investment strategy that aims to capture 'hidden' returns in financial markets – is rapidly gaining in popularity.
06-07-2016 | Research
Robeco adds fourth factor Quality to its factor investing strategies
Robeco adds fourth factor Quality to its factor investing strategies
Investors increasingly decide to allocate strategically to factor premiums such as Value, Momentum and Low-Volatility.
15-06-2016 | Insight
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
We keep our trading costs low
We keep our trading costs low
The Robeco Trading Desk executes around 22,000 quantitative equity orders a year.
05-01-2016 | Insight
Is rebalancing the source of factor premiums?
Is rebalancing the source of factor premiums?
Some argue that the mere mechanism of rebalancing increases returns, and that this explains the success of factor investment strategies.
12-02-2015 | Research
When factors disagree
When factors disagree
Generic strategies designed to harvest a certain factor premium regularly conflict with other factor premiums.
30-09-2014 | Research
Efficient factor investing strategies - A ‘Sharper’ approach to harvesting factor premiums
Efficient factor investing strategies - A ‘Sharper’ approach to harvesting factor premiums
There is a shift towards allocating to the factor premiums momentum, value and low volatility.
27-08-2014 | Research
How Smart is 'Smart Beta' Investing?
How Smart is 'Smart Beta' Investing?
Investors increasingly embrace “smart beta” investing, by which we mean passively following an index in which stock weights are not proportional to their market capitalizations, but based on some alternative weighting scheme.
05-06-2014 | Research

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