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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
Best economic links of the web
Best economic links of the web
Best title of the week: “Markets Have Nothing Left to Fear But Fearlessness Itself”
28-06-2017
Insider transactions: ESG indicator or noise?
Insider transactions: ESG indicator or noise?
How do we identify indicators for our Emerging Markets ESG Survey?
28-06-2017 | Insight
Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs
Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs
Equity investors have a choice between active low volatility managers and low volatility index ETFs.
27-06-2017 | Research
Hydroelectric’s power has been watered down
Hydroelectric’s power has been watered down
Growth in renewable energy has dramatically cut the share of the oldest form of it – hydroelectricity.
26-06-2017 | Stunning statistics
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Fed good for equities
23-06-2017 | Insight
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Country Sustainability Ranking: peripheral progress stalling
Country Sustainability Ranking: peripheral progress stalling
The European peripheral countries have not made any further progress in the RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking.
23-06-2017 | Insight
Fears of Trump's impact on China overstated
Fears of Trump's impact on China overstated
Will the competing agendas of Xi and Trump cause turmoil in emerging markets?
22-06-2017 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly June 2017
Robeco Quarterly June 2017
The fourth edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
21-06-2017 | Magazine
Patience and high active share is a rare combination in asset management
Patience and high active share is a rare combination in asset management
When is active management really active?
19-06-2017 | Interview
Picking up pennies in front of a steamroller
Picking up pennies in front of a steamroller
The investment environment has become like ‘picking up pennies in front of a steamroller’, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
12-06-2017 | Monthly outlook
Looking at the long-term evidence on factors
Looking at the long-term evidence on factors
How important are factor tilts?
12-06-2017 | Interview
The rise of Factor Investing,  is it just a hype?
The rise of Factor Investing, is it just a hype?
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Don’t change a winning formula
Don’t change a winning formula
“We enhance the tools but the philosophy remains unchanged – we do the same as we have always done, but try to do it better”.
12-06-2017 | Insight
UK election creates ‘hung parliament’
UK election creates ‘hung parliament’
The Conservative party won but fell short of an overall majority.
09-06-2017 | 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 | Outlook
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Guess who’s back, banks are back.
08-06-2017 | Insight
Ten misconceptions about smart beta investing
Ten misconceptions about smart beta investing
This paper* attempts to debunk no fewer than ten myths about smart beta.
07-06-2017 | From the field
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 | Insight
Robeco launches Chinese A-share Equities strategy
Robeco launches Chinese A-share Equities strategy
China’s USD 7 trillion domestic market is the second largest in the world.
01-06-2017 | Insight
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor investing challenges: underperforming the benchmark
Factor based allocation has become increasingly popular in recent years.
31-05-2017 | Factor investing challenges
ESG integration crucial in emerging equities
ESG integration crucial in emerging equities
In emerging markets, ESG issues play an essential role.
26-05-2017 | Insight
Coming soon: industry 4.0
Coming soon: industry 4.0
Imagine a whole new world.
24-05-2017 | Insight
Beware the demographic death spiral
Beware the demographic death spiral
Every month we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
24-05-2017 | Stunning statistics
New presidency bodes well for South Korea
New presidency bodes well for South Korea
On 9 May, Moon Jae-In was elected president of South Korea.
23-05-2017 | Insight
Brand management in Global Consumer Trends
Brand management in Global Consumer Trends
Brand management is a central topic in sustainability investing.
23-05-2017 | Insight
Political crisis paralyzes Brazil
Political crisis paralyzes Brazil
The Brazilian market yesterday fell by nearly 9%.
19-05-2017 | Insight
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
Sander Bus and Roeland Moraal win Morningstar award for best fixed income investor
Sander Bus and Roeland Moraal win Morningstar award for best fixed income investor
“The very experienced high-yield bond managers Sander Bus and Roeland Moraal are held in high regard”.
09-05-2017 | Insight
European equities are punching below their weight
European equities are punching below their weight
Stocks in Europe are surprisingly unloved, despite a strong earnings season which has raised their relative attractiveness versus the US.
09-05-2017 | Monthly outlook
Passive investing the smart way: Enhanced Indexing
Passive investing the smart way: Enhanced Indexing
More and more clients will make the step from purely passive to enhanced indexing.
09-05-2017 | Video