Robeco’s quantitative investment strategies are based on the following concepts:
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.
The strategy is managed by an experienced group of investment professionals within an organization 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.
The team cooperates closely with RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on ESG. RobecoSAM provides the stock-specific sustainability information for the strategy.