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The siren song of factor timing
The siren song of factor timing
Successfully timing when to enter and exit factors such as value, momentum, low volatility and quality seems to be the holy grail of quant investing.
26-04-2017 | From the field
The Risk-Return Paradox of Low-Volatility Investing
The Risk-Return Paradox of Low-Volatility Investing
In recent years, low volatility has become a new investment style offering lower-risk, without reducing return.
25-04-2017 | Video
French elections: short-term relief for the Eurozone
French elections: short-term relief for the Eurozone
Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election on 7 May.
24-04-2017 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Time for a robotics fund!
21-04-2017 | Insight
Best economic links of the web
Best economic links of the web
I do not know this indicator, but the name is probably over promising
21-04-2017
How to exit?
How to exit?
In its quarterly Fixed Income Outlook, Robeco signals clear improvement in economic data.
20-04-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Tesla is now more valuable than Ford and GM
Tesla is now more valuable than Ford and GM
Every month we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
20-04-2017 | Stunning statistics
Tensions rise in Turkey and the Korean peninsula
Tensions rise in Turkey and the Korean peninsula
A North Korean missile test and a referendum in Turkey.
18-04-2017 | News
Fair winds for Argentina
Fair winds for Argentina
Argentina seems to be back on track.
12-04-2017 | Insight
Platform power
Platform power
Surging connectivity is powering a new business model: the platform company.
11-04-2017 | Insight
To reflate or to stagnate - that is the question
To reflate or to stagnate - that is the question
The reflation trade has dominated the financial markets over the past months.
10-04-2017 | Monthly outlook
Boom & Bust
Boom & Bust
In its Credit Quarterly Outlook, Robeco’s Credit team expects inflation to pick up.
06-04-2017 | Quarterly outlook
The rise of Factor Investing,  is it just a hype?
The rise of Factor Investing, is it just a hype?
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Six key ESG issues in energy credits
Six key ESG issues in energy credits
The energy sector is faced with big ESG challenges.
06-04-2017 | 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
Smart beta is no monkey business
Smart beta is no monkey business
It has been argued that all smart beta strategies generate positive exposure to value and small-cap stocks in much the same way as randomly generated portfolio strategies do.
05-04-2017 | From the field
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 | Insight
Factor investing challenges: unintended sector biases
Factor investing challenges: unintended sector biases
Factor-based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
31-03-2017 | Insight
The Mexican wall of worry
The Mexican wall of worry
Despite the huge sell-off in Mexican corporate bonds and negative sentiment following the election of Donald Trump, contrarian credit investors Victor Verberk and Reinout Schapers still found investment opportunities.
31-03-2017 | Insight
Robeco moves into top 10 in fund brand rankings
Robeco moves into top 10 in fund brand rankings
Robeco has been placed in the top 10 of global asset management brands in an annual survey by Fund Buyer Focus.
30-03-2017 | News
UK triggers Brexit and starts divorce talks with EU
UK triggers Brexit and starts divorce talks with EU
The UK government finally began the Brexit process for leaving the European Union, and now faces two years of tough talks with Brussels.
29-03-2017 | Insight
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
The smart beta ETF vogue is no threat to factor investing
The smart beta ETF vogue is no threat to factor investing
The success of smart beta ETFs has raised concerns over a possible ‘overcrowding’ of factor strategies.
29-03-2017 | Research
Conservative investing in a solvency framework
Conservative investing in a solvency framework
Are conservative credit and equity strategies attractive under solvency regulations?
27-03-2017 | Insight
Decomposing fundamental indexation?
Decomposing fundamental indexation?
Previous studies have shown that the value added by fundamental indexation strategies is entirely driven by their implicit exposure to the classic value premium.
22-03-2017 | From the field
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2016
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2016
Robeco wants to be transparent about its Active Ownership activities.
21-03-2017 | Active Ownership Report
Robeco comes second in European sustainability investing ranking
Robeco comes second in European sustainability investing ranking
Robeco has ranked second for sustainability investing in a survey of 40 of the largest asset managers in Europe by ShareAction.
15-03-2017 | Insight
Coca-Cola cuts 3.75 billion in calories from drinks
Coca-Cola cuts 3.75 billion in calories from drinks
In this new series we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
14-03-2017 | 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
Is smart beta performance driven by rising valuations?
Is smart beta performance driven by rising valuations?
Rob Arnott, argues that the good recent performance of many smart beta strategies has mainly been driven by rising valuations.
08-03-2017 | From the field
Synchronized global recovery makes investors optimistic
Synchronized global recovery makes investors optimistic
A synchronized recovery in the world economy is making investors more optimistic, says Lukas Daalder.
07-03-2017 | Monthly outlook
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