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Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Five reasons to take a global approach to Credits
Many credit investors only invest in their home currency.
17-02-2017 | Insight
Best economic links of the web
Best economic links of the web
17-02-2017
Emerging markets first, despite Trump
Emerging markets first, despite Trump
After outperforming Developed Markets in 2016, the outlook for 2017 is positive too for Emerging Markets, says Robeco's Fabiana Fedeli.
17-02-2017 | Video
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
17-02-2017 | Insight
UK is a hidden gem for stock picking
UK is a hidden gem for stock picking
The UK is a hidden gem for stock picking as it faces the Brexit, says portfolio manager and London resident Josh Jones.
16-02-2017 | Interview
China cuts 13 Amsterdams in coal capacity
China cuts 13 Amsterdams in coal capacity
In this new series we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
15-02-2017 | Insight
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Auto industry business models set to significantly change
Auto industry business models set to significantly change
The business models of global automotive industry players will significantly change in the coming years as car use is transformed, say Robeco’s sustainability specialists.
14-02-2017 | Insight
Trump’s plans may be a net positive for US equities
Trump’s plans may be a net positive for US equities
Plans by new US President Donald Trump to cut taxes and regulations may outweigh the costs of tariffs and be net positive for US equities, say Boston Partners’ portfolio managers.
14-02-2017 | Insight
We remain cautious on risky assets
We remain cautious on risky assets
Robeco remains cautious on risky assets following a tumultous first few weeks of the presidency of Donald Trump.
13-02-2017 | Insight
Welcome to our new website
Welcome to our new website
Robeco has launched a new website to better target client needs and make investing information more accessible to mobile platforms.
09-02-2017 | News
Deactivating and reactivating active share
Deactivating and reactivating active share
A 2015 study challenged the usefulness of active share.
08-02-2017 | From the field
It’s the economy, stupid
It’s the economy, stupid
Financial markets will continue to follow hard economic data rather than the latest rhetoric of President Trump in deciding asset values, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
07-02-2017 | Monthly outlook
What’s bad: sugar or fat?
What’s bad: sugar or fat?
It is not fat we should worry about; it is sugar.
06-02-2017 | Insight
‘One less impressive year is not enough to ruffle our feathers’
‘One less impressive year is not enough to ruffle our feathers’
Investors have shifted their money from defensive to cyclical sectors in the last few months.
02-02-2017 | Insight
Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Risk management plays a central role in our Core Quant strategies.
01-02-2017 | Insight
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Research shows link between ESG and profitability in mining
Robeco views sustainability as a long term-driver of companies’ performance.
31-01-2017 | Research
Factor investing challenges: finding the right set of strategies
Factor investing challenges: finding the right set of strategies
Allocation to factors has become increasingly popular in recent years, but practical implementation remains a puzzle for many investors.
30-01-2017 | Insight
Cyclical and value stocks may gain from Trump presidency
Cyclical and value stocks may gain from Trump presidency
Cyclical stocks may emerge as winners from the Trump presidency if his campaign promises on infrastructure and regulation come to fruition, says value equity specialists Boston Partners.
27-01-2017 | Insight
Corporate governance is a force to be reckoned with
Corporate governance is a force to be reckoned with
This month, Robeco Global Equities team analyst Masja Zandbergen looks at corporate governance’s onward march.
27-01-2017 | Insight
‘Trumponomics’ to bring rising protectionism and isolationism
‘Trumponomics’ to bring rising protectionism and isolationism
The new era of ‘Trumponomics’ will see a rise in protectionism and isolationism, leading to souring trade relations that do not bode well for growth, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
26-01-2017 | Insight
The virtue of patience
The virtue of patience
In a previous study, Cremers showed that high active share funds beat the market on average, while low active share funds (closet indexers) do not.
25-01-2017 | From the field
A road trip tale of two Americas
A road trip tale of two Americas
The divisiveness which marked the US election campaign was plain to see during a road trip that portfolio manager Michiel Plakman took when Donald Trump beat all the odds to become President.
24-01-2017 | Insight
ESG issues significantly impact emerging debt returns
ESG issues significantly impact emerging debt returns
ESG analysis is fully integrated into the investment process of Robeco’s Emerging Debt strategy.
24-01-2017 | Insight
US Conservative: lower valuations, higher payout
US Conservative: lower valuations, higher payout
Markets reacted positively to the election of Donald Trump, who took office last week.
23-01-2017 | Insight
The outlook for property in 2017: Grinding along
The outlook for property in 2017: Grinding along
The global real estate sector has been in a prolonged upward cycle.
20-01-2017 | Yearly outlook
Fixed Income: Return dispersion is the only constant
Fixed Income: Return dispersion is the only constant
The variability of fixed income investment returns remains high and this is not likely to change this year.
20-01-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Lux-o-rente becomes QI Global Dynamic Duration
Lux-o-rente becomes QI Global Dynamic Duration
The name Robeco Lux-o-rente will be changed to Robeco QI Global Dynamic Duration1.
20-01-2017 | Insight
‘Plan B’ is better for equities than government bonds
‘Plan B’ is better for equities than government bonds
Equities remain Robeco’s preferred asset class for 2017, offering new opportunities but also risks as ‘Plan B’ is rolled out in the Trump era, says Lukas Daalder.
19-01-2017 | Insight
Investment strategists most positive on equities
Investment strategists most positive on equities
Investment experts Bob Homan (ING), Han Dieperink (Rabobank) and Gerben Jorritsma (ABN Amro) are in agreement that equities will be the most lucrative asset class for investors in 2017.
19-01-2017 | Insight
‘New world’ bodes well for financial equities
‘New world’ bodes well for financial equities
Since the election of Trump as the next US president, investors are starting to notice the financial sector’s low valuations and are allocating more money to it.
19-01-2017 | Insight
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