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Playing in extra time
Playing in extra time
The market rally seems to be never-ending – but the whistle may be about to be blown on this high-scoring game.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
Will QT hurt?
Will QT hurt?
Equity rallies that have moved into ‘extra time’ could result in penalties with the dawn of quantitative tightening.
09-11-2017 | Yearly outlook
US equities: the force is strong with this one
US equities: the force is strong with this one
US equities are expensive, but they retain the momentum of a Star Wars hero, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
09-10-2017 | Monthly outlook
Momentum in futures market
Momentum in futures market
Does momentum investing work with futures?
09-08-2017 | Insight
Using credit information for Quant Equity
Using credit information for Quant Equity
02-08-2017 | Research
The value of multiple momentum signals
The value of multiple momentum signals
The concept of Momentum is not only a basic principle of physics.
18-07-2017 | Research
Emerging Markets: There’s nowhere we can’t find alpha
Emerging Markets: There’s nowhere we can’t find alpha
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Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Risk management plays a central role in our Core Quant strategies.
01-02-2017 | Insight
Finding the right set of strategies
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 | Factor investing challenges
Concerns regarding the new Fama-French 5-factor model
Concerns regarding the new Fama-French 5-factor model
Nobel prize laureate Eugene Fama and fellow researcher Kenneth French have revamped their famous 3-factor model.
12-12-2016 | Research
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
A long-term perspective
A long-term perspective
The 2015 edition of the Global Investment Returns Yearbook published by Credit Suisse contained several interesting long-term analyses.
30-11-2016 | From the field
What is factor investing?
What is factor investing?
Although Factor Investing is rapidly gaining popularity, there are still ongoing debates about this concept.
15-09-2016 | Insight
Investment outlook 2018
Investment outlook 2018
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Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing case studies – the merits of tailor made solutions
Factor investing – the investment strategy that aims to capture 'hidden' returns in financial markets – is rapidly gaining in popularity.
06-07-2016 | Research
Factor Investing with smart beta indices
Factor Investing with smart beta indices
Smart beta indices are a popular way of implementing a factor investing strategy.
06-07-2016 | Research
Bargain Hunt: looking for value in global equities
Bargain Hunt: looking for value in global equities
Investors looking for value in global equities have been disappointed in recent years, as ‘expensive defensive’ and growth stocks have held sway in markets.
10-05-2016 | Insight
Do fund flows cause the value and momentum effects?
Do fund flows cause the value and momentum effects?
In this study the authors argue that the value and momentum effects may be the result of fund flows.
05-05-2016 | From the field
Making the most of Momentum
Making the most of Momentum
There is strong evidence that momentum investing works, even though some critics claim that a stock’s past performance can’t be relied on to predict its future returns, and that momentum strategies can involve high turnover and the risk of a trend reversing.
29-03-2016 | Insight
Unlocking global opportunities in equities
Unlocking global opportunities in equities
In a recent webinar, Funds Europe spoke to Chris Hart, portfolio manager of the Robeco Boston Partners Global Premium Equities Fund, about how he seeks to tap into global opportunities from a value and growth perspective.
12-01-2016 | Interview
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
Can mutual funds successfully adopt factor investing strategies?
Can mutual funds successfully adopt factor investing strategies?
To the best of our knowledge, no study has been conducted on the added value of innovative investment strategies that incorporate academic insights.
24-11-2015 | Research
JP Morgan confirms our findings on momentum strategy
JP Morgan confirms our findings on momentum strategy
A recent paper* by JP Morgan (JPM) Quant explores applying a residualization technique to ‘purify’ the momentum signal and reduce the related risks.
13-10-2015 | From the field
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
The beauty and the beast of value and momentum investing
The beauty and the beast of value and momentum investing
We usually focus on how to make a good investment strategy even better, but in recent research we looked at how to make it worse.
22-07-2015 | Research
From the field: Value and momentum profits declining?
From the field: Value and momentum profits declining?
A paper* argues that many popular return anomalies have materially diminished in strength and significance over time, and relates these findings to increased anomaly-related trading by a.
24-06-2015 | Insight
Is rebalancing the source of factor premiums?
Is rebalancing the source of factor premiums?
Some argue that the mere mechanism of rebalancing increases returns, and that this explains the success of factor investment strategies.
12-02-2015 | Research
Robeco quant EM equities outperforms generic factor indices
Robeco quant EM equities outperforms generic factor indices
We have compared the realized performance of our quantitative emerging markets equities (QEME) strategies with the hypothetical performance of recently launched generic factor indices.
19-01-2015 | Research
Factor investing works
Factor investing works
Factor investing is in vogue.
06-01-2015 | Research
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
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
Robeco’s residual momentum: less risky and more sustainable
Robeco’s residual momentum: less risky and more sustainable
Behavioral explanations of momentum suggest that momentum can be caused by overreaction or underreaction.
25-10-2013 | Insight