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US low-volatility equity
Low-volatility equities

US low-volatility equity

Investing in US stocks with lower risk than the market

Key points:

  • Active approach to low-volatility investing based on award-winning research
  • Selecting stocks with low absolute and distress risk, and attractive upside potential
  • 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. Our approach is transparent and easily explainable. We avoid unnecessary trading costs, resulting in low turnover and enhanced returns

Conservative equities
Capture the equity premium with substantially lower downside risk
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Process

The US Conservative equities strategy invests in US and Canadian 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. The model aims to preserve equity capital and enhance the portfolio’s risk-return profile.

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Team

Robeco’s 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 equity investing, research and model development.

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