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Global Conservative sustainable equity
Low volatility equity

Global Conservative sustainable equity

Investing in low-risk stocks with a higher sustainability profile and lower carbon footprint

Key points:

  • Active approach to low-volatility investing based on award-winning research
  • Selects stocks with substantially higher sustainability profile and lower carbon footprint than the market
  • Proven global track record since 2006, lower volatility than the market and enhanced returns

Philosophy

Robeco’s quantitative investment strategies are based on the following beliefs: 

Evidence-based research. Identifying factors that are rewarded with superior risk-adjusted performance. This includes extensive empirical testing over longer periods and in different markets.

Economic rationale. We want to move beyond statistical patterns and understand the economic drivers behind factors. Risks that are not adequately rewarded should be avoided.

Prudent investing. We manage easily explainable portfolios and prevent unnecessary trading costs, and we integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Process

The Sustainable Global Conservative equities strategy invests in global low-volatility stocks. Stock selection is the sole performance driver of our approach. All decisions are based on a stock selection model, which captures the low-risk anomaly in a smart way. Our portfolio construction settings ensure a substantially higher sustainability profile and a lower carbon footprint than the index. The model aims to preserve equity capital and enhance the portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Team

The Conservative Equities strategies are managed by an experienced group of investment professionals within an organization which is fully committed to quantitative investing. The team consists of more than 20 portfolio managers and quantitative researchers dedicated solely to quantitative investing, research and model development.

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