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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
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
US Conservative: the best defense
US Conservative: the best defense
It is hard to predict when the present uptrend will end in the US, but it always pays to reduce volatility with a Conservative strategy.
22-02-2017 | Video
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
Hedge fund bets show Low Volatility is still far from overcrowded
Hedge fund bets show Low Volatility is still far from overcrowded
Thorough analysis of hedge fund data shows that, despite their flexible approach to investing, these funds tend to bet strongly against the low-volatility anomaly.
17-01-2017 | Research
Targeting attractive returns with limited downside risk
Targeting attractive returns with limited downside risk
Boosted by falling bond yields and rising equity markets, multi-asset products have enjoyed increasing popularity over the past few years.
21-12-2016 | Insight
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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‘Culture is a crucial factor in quant investing’
‘Culture is a crucial factor in quant investing’
Quant investing is becoming more widely accepted.
13-12-2016 | Interview
Is the relationship between risk and return positive or negative?
Is the relationship between risk and return positive or negative?
This paper challenges the earlier work of Fu (2009).
16-11-2016 | From the field
Low Volatility in historical perspective: Fund investing since 1774
Low Volatility in historical perspective: Fund investing since 1774
As portfolio managers of Robeco Conservative Equities, we want to place our role into a historical perspective and learn from the history of financial markets, and mutual funds in particular.
21-09-2016 | Research
Honey, how much did you say you paid for these low-vol stocks?
Honey, how much did you say you paid for these low-vol stocks?
Investors are worried about the high valuations of stocks in general and low-volatility stocks in particular.
12-09-2016 | Research
The profitability of low volatility
The profitability of low volatility
Some people argue that the low risk anomaly can be explained by ‘profitability’, an example of a ‘quality’ factor.
08-09-2016 | Research
Year-to-date: Low-volatility evidence dating back to 1873
Year-to-date: Low-volatility evidence dating back to 1873
As new historical databases are opening up, there are great opportunities for out-of-sample tests of market anomalies.
15-08-2016 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
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Year-to-date: It's all about income and stable returns
Year-to-date: It's all about income and stable returns
This year is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Robeco Global Conservative Equities.
03-08-2016 | Insight
Defining the Quality factor
Defining the Quality factor
Robeco has added Quality to the key list of factors that it follows when constructing factor investing portfolios in equities.
11-07-2016 | Research
Passive Low Vol versus Robeco approach: Interview Pan-European Congress 4 March
Passive Low Vol versus Robeco approach: Interview Pan-European Congress 4 March
Today low-volatility investing is gaining a broader acceptance within academic circles and among investors.
25-04-2016 | Video
Conservative Equities in historical perspective: Investment behavior since 1602
Conservative Equities in historical perspective: Investment behavior since 1602
Since the birth of the modern stock market in 1602, the pendulum of the investment culture has moved from a return focus to a risk focus and back.
18-04-2016 | Research
10 years of Conservative Equities Investing
10 years of Conservative Equities Investing
Pim van Vliet explains why Robeco’s Conservative Equities Strategy has been successful for 10 years.
21-03-2016 | Video
It's all about income and stable returns
It's all about income and stable returns
This year is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Robeco Global Conservative Equities.
25-02-2016 | Insight
Why a Conservative Equities strategy works in emerging markets?
Why a Conservative Equities strategy works in emerging markets?
Winning more by losing less, that’s the motto of Robeco’s conservative strategies.
22-02-2016 | Interview
Low-volatility evidence dating back to 1873
Low-volatility evidence dating back to 1873
As new historical databases are opening up, there are great opportunities for out-of-sample tests of market anomalies.
15-02-2016 | Insight
Robeco Emerging Conservative Equities: an uncommon but proven combination of 3 factors
Robeco Emerging Conservative Equities: an uncommon but proven combination of 3 factors
Emerging markets are going through a volatile period, but the defensive investment strategy of Robeco Emerging Conservative Equities is proving its worth by outperforming the index.
12-11-2015 | Insight
Are all low vol stocks really that sensitive to interest rate risk?
Are all low vol stocks really that sensitive to interest rate risk?
Investors are still awaiting the first rate hike by the Federal Reserve since June 2006.
11-11-2015 | Insight
European low-vol stocks: lessons from ‘a lost decade’
European low-vol stocks: lessons from ‘a lost decade’
Europe has seen a modest pick-up in economic growth in the first quarter, with unexpectedly strong figures coming in from France and Italy.
29-05-2015 | Insight
Beauty and the beast of low-volatility investing
Beauty and the beast of low-volatility investing
Usually focusing on how to design the best low-volatility strategy, David Blitz, Matthias Hanauer and Pim van Vliet have set out to construct a very bad low-volatility strategy.
17-02-2015 | Research
Low-volatility investing: Expect the unexpected
Low-volatility investing: Expect the unexpected
Low-volatility stocks are known to lag in rising markets and lose less in falling markets.
06-11-2014 | 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
Why not all low-volatility stocks are equal
Why not all low-volatility stocks are equal
Low-volatility investing is becoming more popular.
15-09-2014 | Insight
No room for egos
No room for egos
Robeco’s assets under management in Quant Equities recently surpassed the EUR 20bn milestone.
11-09-2014 | Interview
Are low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Are low-volatility stocks becoming expensive?
Due to uncertainty in financial markets, low-volatility stocks are in high demand.
25-07-2014 | Research
How does the conservative strategy fit into a portfolio?
How does the conservative strategy fit into a portfolio?
Pim van Vliet, Portfolio Manager Conservative Equities, reveals how the strategy fits into a broader investment portfolio.
05-09-2013 | Video
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