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The quality of low-risk credits
The quality of low-risk credits
Recently a new factor was added to the literature: Quality.
14-09-2016 | Research
“Researching investments and discussing the results is an ideal combination”
“Researching investments and discussing the results is an ideal combination”
Laurens Swinkels is back at Robeco.
06-09-2016 | Insight
Factor investing versus sector investing
Factor investing versus sector investing
A recent study suggests that sector investing does as well or even better than factor investing in a long-only context.
01-09-2016 | Research
Multi-factor fund celebrates birthday with outperformance
Multi-factor fund celebrates birthday with outperformance
“Putting your research to the test is always exciting, and if it then works out well, then that’s very satisfying.
18-07-2016 | Insight
Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
The objective of our factor credit strategies is to maximize the portfolio’s factor exposure at low cost while limiting risks.
12-07-2016 | Research
IPE webinar: Factor investing works for credits too
IPE webinar: Factor investing works for credits too
Watch our webcast in which Patrick Houweling and Jeroen van Zundert discuss this approach to investing in credits.
16-12-2015 | Video
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
We provide empirical evidence that the Size, Low-Risk, Value and Momentum factors have economically meaningful and statistically significant risk-adjusted returns in the corporate bond market.
11-12-2015 | Research
Video ‘Factor investing: it works for credits too’
Video ‘Factor investing: it works for credits too’
Factor investing has been successfully applied to equity markets.
29-09-2015 | Video
Factor investing for credits: from research paper to fund
Factor investing for credits: from research paper to fund
Most academic studies on factor investing are about equities.
24-07-2015 | Research
Balanced exposure to factors in credits
Balanced exposure to factors in credits
Robeco Global Multi-Factor Credits, launched on June 15, 2015, is an innovative fund offering balanced exposure to the Low-Risk, Value, Momentum and Size factors in the credit market.
23-07-2015 | Insight
Factor investing: five lessons for corporate-bond investors
Factor investing: five lessons for corporate-bond investors
Interest in factor investing – investing in systematic sources of return – is rapidly increasing.
16-06-2015 | Insight
Smart credit investing: harvesting factor premiums
Smart credit investing: harvesting factor premiums
Although most factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
12-01-2015 | Insight
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
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How factor investing also works for corporate bonds
How factor investing also works for corporate bonds
Two Robeco researchers have become the first to analyze the effect that factor premiums can have on corporate bond investing.
11-11-2014 | Insight
Distress Risk basket enhanced in Conservative Credits
Distress Risk basket enhanced in Conservative Credits
24-04-2014 | Research
Tailor-made for Solvency II: Conservative Credits
Tailor-made for Solvency II: Conservative Credits
Insurers need to have higher capital buffers against risk if Solvency II comes into place, forcing many to rethink the investments they are in.
10-09-2013 | Insight
Smart Credit Investing: the Size Premium
Smart Credit Investing: the Size Premium
Recently we observe a shift towards factor investing, in which institutional investors strategically allocate their long-term investment portfolios to factor premiums.
16-07-2013 | Research
The low-risk anomaly in credits
The low-risk anomaly in credits
In this Research Note we show that low-risk credits had superior risk-adjusted excess returns over the past 20 years.
01-04-2012 | Research
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