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Absolute return strategies under the microscope
Absolute return strategies under the microscope
Absolute return strategies are gaining traction with investors looking for alternative sources of return.
23-02-2017 | Insight
Please, give us integrated research!
Please, give us integrated research!
This month, Robeco Global Equities team analyst Masja Zandbergen looks at how sustainability research is not keeping up with events.
22-02-2017 | Insight
Customizing Core Quant Strategies
Customizing Core Quant Strategies
Robeco’s Core Quant equity strategies exploit Value, Quality and Momentum factor premiums, combined within a transparent portfolio algorithm designed to consistently outperform the market.
20-02-2017 | Insight
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
High Yield Outlook: Winning by not losing is key
High Yield Outlook: Winning by not losing is key
2016 was a very strong year for global high yield.
18-01-2017 | 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
Open house at China Resources Power
Open house at China Resources Power
Following accusations of an environmental UN Global Compact breach, we actively engaged with China Resources & Power (CRP).
16-01-2017 | Insight
Waiting for Trump makes us neutral on equities for now
Waiting for Trump makes us neutral on equities for now
Economies are doing reasonably fine, not spectacularly well.
12-01-2017 | Insight
Robeco closes successful real estate engagement program
Robeco closes successful real estate engagement program
Robeco’s Governance and Active Ownership (GAO) team is ending a three-year engagement program with the 11 real estate companies that were held in our property equities fund in 2013.
11-01-2017 | Insight
Stewardship codes give sustainability investing in Asia a push
Stewardship codes give sustainability investing in Asia a push
Whereas Asia used to be a laggard in sustainability investing, the region is catching up quickly.
09-01-2017 | Insight
Investors face optimistic 2017 but with Trump risks
Investors face optimistic 2017 but with Trump risks
Investors will see the ‘winds of change’ in 2017.
09-01-2017 | Insight
A glittering decade for Robeco Emerging Stars
A glittering decade for Robeco Emerging Stars
It has been an eventful ten years for emerging markets.
09-01-2017 | Insight
The quarterly outlook for credits: Spectacularly wrong
The quarterly outlook for credits: Spectacularly wrong
Trump’s election will lengthen the business cycle, overheat the US economy and might trigger more Fed rate hikes.
06-01-2017 | Quarterly outlook
Chart of 2017 #1: No boom without a bust
Chart of 2017 #1: No boom without a bust
This chart beautifully (and also somewhat terrifyingly) illustrates the enormity of the level of privately held Chinese debt outside the financial sector.
05-01-2017 | Insight
How do companies use engagement?
How do companies use engagement?
Robeco has been engaging with companies since 2005.
03-01-2017 | Insight
ESG trends in Turkey: A country going astray
ESG trends in Turkey: A country going astray
Turkey’s sustainability performance has steadily declined in recent years.
29-12-2016 | Insight
Helicopter money: manna from heaven or poison pill?
Helicopter money: manna from heaven or poison pill?
Central banks are doing everything they can to keep the global economy going.
28-12-2016 | Insight
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
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