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Quantitative research

In the field of finance, quantitative research can be defined as the use of quantitative data analysis, in particular statistical methods, to study, design and evaluate investment strategies and to build portfolios in a systematic way.

Robeco has been ahead of the pack in quantitative investment approaches from the very beginning. For more than two decades now, we have developed solutions that successfully exploit market inefficiencies in both equity and fixed income markets. Our quantitative research department was formally established in the late 1980s and the first stock selection models were developed in the early 1990s. In 1994, these first models were introduced in the investment process of some of our equity strategies.

Building on the success of these models in practice, in 2002 Robeco launched a fully quantitative equity product line. Robeco currently employs one of the largest teams in Europe dedicated to quantitative investment, consisting of almost 40 researchers and portfolio managers.

Quantitative investing
Quantitative investing

We’ve been leading the way in quant investing for over 25 years, turning research into practical solutions.

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How to navigate the equity ‘factor zoo’
How to navigate the equity ‘factor zoo’
The number of equity factors reported in the academic literature has exploded.
27-03-2020 | Research
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones.
26-03-2020 | Insight
When markets get tough, quant funds stick with their factors
When markets get tough, quant funds stick with their factors
As rules-based investors, quant investors exploit human reactions to market movements.
19-03-2020 | Video