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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
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
Political risk in Eurozone without safety net
Political risk in Eurozone without safety net
The market for bonds from Eurozone countries is turning.
28-02-2017 | Insight
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
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
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
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
Expected Returns 2017 - 2021
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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
‘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
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
Robeco Quarterly March 2017
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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
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
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
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
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
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
The recent rise in yields has boosted the performance of financial credits, the subordinated segment in particular.
21-12-2016 | Insight
Protect yourself against rising interest rates with zero-duration
Protect yourself against rising interest rates with zero-duration
Long-term interest rates are on the rise so credit investors need to assess whether they want to hedge interest rate risk.
19-12-2016 | Insight
Dynamic duration management in times of rising yields
Dynamic duration management in times of rising yields
Bond yields have declined to unprecedentedly low levels over the last three decades, resulting in stellar returns but also creating a more challenging outlook for the future.
07-12-2016 | Insight
WSDKWTWD – We Simply Don’t Know What Trump Will Do
WSDKWTWD – We Simply Don’t Know What Trump Will Do
President Trump will have to deal with many well-known acronyms when he takes office, including NAFTA and NATO.
07-12-2016 | Insight
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Country Sustainability Ranking shows shifts in Europe
Recently, the semi-annual update of the RobecoSAM Country Sustainability Ranking was released.
06-12-2016 | Research
Italian anti-establishment vote exacerbates banking crisis
Italian anti-establishment vote exacerbates banking crisis
Italy dealt the latest anti-establishment blow after voters rejected plans to reform the country’s constitution, creating more problems for Italian banks, say Robeco’s experts.
05-12-2016 | Insight
What does the debt supercycle mean for asset owners
What does the debt supercycle mean for asset owners
The idea of a global ‘debt supercycle’ is not as scary as it sounds, but three things do threaten stability if borrowing spirals out of control, Robeco’s experts advised asset owners at a recent webinar.
29-11-2016 | Insight
Trump’s rhetoric versus reality will center on three issues
Trump’s rhetoric versus reality will center on three issues
President Donald Trump will face three major issues when he takes office, as pre-election rhetoric turns into harsh economic reality, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
14-11-2016 | Monthly outlook
Bonds shrug off Trump's Brexit-style surprise win
Bonds shrug off Trump's Brexit-style surprise win
The reaction of bond markets to Donald Trump’s surprise victory was not as bad as the aftermath of the Brexit, and could eventually benefit fixed income investors, say Robeco’s fund managers.
09-11-2016 | Insight
Increased uncertainty after Trump triumphs
Increased uncertainty after Trump triumphs
Investors face increased uncertainty after Donald Trump was confirmed as the next President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton in a close-fought but bitter race.
09-11-2016 | Insight
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
Let's be realistic about renewable electricity
There is a lot of talk about renewable electricity becoming cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel energy.
08-11-2016 | Insight
Bond climate calls for unconstrained investing
Bond climate calls for unconstrained investing
One of the biggest challenges facing fixed income investors today is how to achieve attractive returns in a dysfunctional market environment.
03-11-2016 | Insight
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