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How realistic are return expectations, really?
How realistic are return expectations, really?
Equities and real estate can structurally deliver returns in excess of economic growth, but within limits, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
08-02-2018 | Monthly outlook
China on-site: tightening policy and industrial innovation
China on-site: tightening policy and industrial innovation
Does China’s tightening policy hamper economic growth?
07-02-2018 | Insight
No need to panic over equity market correction
No need to panic over equity market correction
There is no need to panic over the equity market correction as the underlying global economy is strong, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
06-02-2018 | Insight
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
David Blitz explains why quantitative research is so important for Robeco and the investment solutions it creates.
06-02-2018 | Video
Three reasons why South Korea is our gold medalist
Three reasons why South Korea is our gold medalist
South Korea has been one of our favorite emerging markets for years.
05-02-2018 | Insight
Some emerging markets are more equal than others
Some emerging markets are more equal than others
2017 was the year of the dramas that did not unfold.
01-02-2018 | Insight
Credits investing: discover the power of three
Credits investing: discover the power of three
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Six themes to watch for financial equity investors in 2018
Six themes to watch for financial equity investors in 2018
If there’s one sector that is being transformed completely, it’s the financial sector.
31-01-2018 | Insight
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
Outperforming in Asia with ‘boots on the ground’
A local presence in Asia has helped to generate outperformance over the past decade, say Robeco’s Chief Investment Officers in the region.
30-01-2018 | Insight
Consumer trends in 2018: platforms, payments and playing games
Consumer trends in 2018: platforms, payments and playing games
Low unemployment, rising wages and high consumer confidence should propel global consumption in 2018.
29-01-2018 | Insight
No bond bear market yet, but watch your Bunds
No bond bear market yet, but watch your Bunds
Yields in the euro area are increasingly difficult to match with the strong economic uptick.
25-01-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Credit outlook: risk management is key
Credit outlook: risk management is key
The 2018 outlook on credits is cautious.
23-01-2018 | Video
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Fact or fiction: SI is only about green issues relevant for idealists
Sustainability investing has come a long way in recent decades – though some people still think it’s only about green issues.
22-01-2018 | Insight
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Why lower oil prices don’t always help the economy
Lower oil prices don’t necessarily translate into higher economic growth, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
10-01-2018 | Insight
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Stop whining about the US yield curve
Talk of an inverted US yield curve flagging a recession is completely misplaced, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
09-01-2018 | Monthly outlook
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
An inconvenient truth about stranded assets
The world needs to wake up to the problem of trillions of dollars’ worth of stranded fossil fuel assets, says climate change campaigner Al Gore.
08-01-2018 | Insight
A love letter to economic history from the credit team
A love letter to economic history from the credit team
The credit cycle is close to the end.
04-01-2018 | Quarterly outlook
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.
02-01-2018 | Stunning statistics
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
Strong hands needed to unlock the potential of factor investing
The average investor is not good at timing.
22-12-2017 | Insight
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainability investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
We need decarbonization, not divestment
We need decarbonization, not divestment
Assessing climate risks in an investment portfolio can be a hell of a job.
19-12-2017 | Insight
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Has stewardship improved things for Japanese equity investors?
Japanese equities have been shunned for their low returns on capital.
18-12-2017 | Insight
Avoiding a hard Brexit tops the EU agenda
Avoiding a hard Brexit tops the EU agenda
Avoiding a hard Brexit remains the main priority as EU leaders meet to discuss progress, says Robeco’s Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
13-12-2017 | Insight
Smart investing in smart materials
Smart investing in smart materials
Global megatrends make it more important to invest differently to benefit from opportunities in smart materials, says specialist Pieter Busscher.
11-12-2017 | Insight
Are we heading for a bear market?
Are we heading for a bear market?
A series of seemingly unstoppable stock market highs has left investors wondering if a correction is coming.
08-12-2017 | Monthly outlook
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Emerging market equity data help dynamic duration management
Expectations for the fundamental drivers of bonds can be derived from financial market information.
05-12-2017 | Insight
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
The traditional banking business is being radically transformed.
04-12-2017 | Insight
China on-site: property bubbles and internet growth
China on-site: property bubbles and internet growth
In our bi-monthly publication on China we discuss a key concern and a key opportunity.
01-12-2017 | Insight
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
How should I prepare for the implementation of a factor-based strategy?
28-11-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Subordinated financials have outperformed non-financial credits and investors are starting to take notice.
24-11-2017 | Insight
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Big data goes mobile: the digital infrastructure
Given the upcoming tsunami of data, our mobile communication infrastructure has to evolve towards 5G.
21-11-2017 | Insight