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As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
As pioneers of SI, we have Sustainability Inside
Robeco is proud to have been a pioneer of sustainability investing, standing at the forefront of this vibrant style now for more than two decades.
15-03-2019 | Insight
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch
What’s up with inflation?
18-03-2019
Five things you should know about trends investing
Five things you should know about trends investing
How can you find tools that separate long-term investment opportunities from short-term hypes?
15-03-2019 | Insight
Brexit saga set to drag on until June or longer
Brexit saga set to drag on until June or longer
Investors are bracing for the prospect of a delayed or canceled Brexit, as the saga looks set to drag on for at least another three months.
15-03-2019 | Insight
 The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award
The Robeco Factor Investing Thesis Award
For the second year in a row, Robeco will present its Thesis Award in recognition of excellent financial research.
15-03-2019 | News
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

US job creation virtually screeches to a halt in February

15-03-2019 | Insight
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
With 6,000 firms and counting, the proptech industry is revolutionizing tenant services.
13-03-2019 | Insight
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
How many people do you think die from snake bites?
11-03-2019 | Stunning statistics
Risks to European equities are overstated
Risks to European equities are overstated
European stocks could become more attractive, as positive outcomes can be seen for their perceived risks, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-03-2019 | Monthly outlook
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
It’s not about active or passive, but about costs
What if costs were the real issue in the heated active versus passive debate?
06-03-2019 | From the field
Active duration management shines as bond markets jitter
Active duration management shines as bond markets jitter
Robeco’s Dynamic Duration strategies lived up to their promise in 2018.
05-03-2019 | Insight
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight
Shining brightly ten years on
Shining brightly ten years on
Robeco is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its Global Stars Equities fund.
27-02-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
22-02-2019 | Video
‘Factor investing is by no means a black box’
‘Factor investing is by no means a black box’
In our second podcast, David Blitz discusses the latest trends and issues in factor investing, in which investors chase factors such as low-volatility, value or momentum to get the best picks for their funds.
18-02-2019 | Podcast
2018 – another record year for sustainability investing
2018 – another record year for sustainability investing
In 2017, we reported that we saw a lift-off in sustainability investing.
18-02-2019 | Column
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM has published its annual yearbook showcasing the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies.
14-02-2019 | Insight
Low risk in China
Low risk in China
Does low-risk investing work with A-shares?
13-02-2019 | From the field
Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
To be considered relevant, a factor must first and foremost be backed by ample empirical evidence.
12-02-2019 | Insight
The investment industry needs to keep up its education efforts
The investment industry needs to keep up its education efforts
Over the past five years, FTSE Russell’s annual smart beta survey of asset owners has become a must-read.
11-02-2019 | Interview
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Investors should beware of trying to use asset values to forecast recessions, says portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland.
08-02-2019 | Monthly outlook
‘We are approaching Peak Environment right now’
‘We are approaching Peak Environment right now’
In the first podcast, Daniel Wild explains why embracing SI is “a good sort of selfish”, as it enables the investor to enjoy superior risk-adjusted returns while also helping the planet on a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the same time.
06-02-2019 | Podcast
Tune in now – Robeco launches podcasts
Tune in now – Robeco launches podcasts
If a face can launch a thousand ships, what power does the spoken word have?
06-02-2019 | Insight
Consumer trends in 2019: smart speakers, India and well-being
Consumer trends in 2019: smart speakers, India and well-being
Steady as she goes?
04-02-2019 | Insight
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Single-use plastic among Robeco’s 2019 engagement themes
Trying to cut plastic pollution and the social impact of artificial intelligence are among four themes that Robeco will engage on this year.
04-02-2019 | Insight
Client update: FAQ about Robeco’s Brexit preparations
Client update: FAQ about Robeco’s Brexit preparations
Robeco is carefully analyzing all Brexit-related business risks.
01-02-2019 | Insight
Get Real! Individuals prefer more sustainable investments
Get Real! Individuals prefer more sustainable investments
A majority of people want their pension funds to invest their money sustainably.
23-01-2019 | Research
Data sets – Volatility-sorted portfolios
Data sets – Volatility-sorted portfolios
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
22-01-2019 | Data sets
UK hotel runs on battery power
UK hotel runs on battery power
A battery the size of a delivery truck is being used to power a UK hotel, cutting its carbon footprint while saving money.
21-01-2019 | Stunning statistics