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Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
Using the SDGs to judge corporate sustainability
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be used to assess whether companies are fit to serve society, says analyst Michael van der Meer.
22-05-2019 | Insight
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
US-China trade talks – a tweet too far?
After weeks of positive noises coming from the US-China negotiations, with indications of an agreement by the end of this week, there was an abrupt shift in tone.
07-05-2019 | Emerging markets alert
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Our new publication ‘A quant approach to emerging markets investing – Collected Robeco articles’ is now available.
29-04-2019 | Research
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
This time it’s different: best opportunities outside of the US
Since the beginning of the year, global equity markets have staged a swift comeback.
26-04-2019 | Column
This time it’s different
This time it’s different
After the dismal performance of the last quarter of 2018, global equity markets have turned around and staged a swift comeback since the beginning of the year.
18-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Are emerging markets a promise that never delivers?
10-04-2019 | Insight
‘Investing in emerging markets takes nerves of steel’
‘Investing in emerging markets takes nerves of steel’
In our third podcast, Fabiana Fedeli, global head of Fundamental Equities, talks about emerging markets.
01-04-2019 | Podcast
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
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
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
We sold Goldilocks in the last quarter of 2018.
16-01-2019 | Column
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
We sold a false sense of Goldilocks, now we should buy a misplaced fear of Armageddon.
15-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
A number of factors bode well for emerging market equities this year, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
10-01-2019 | Monthly outlook
‘We’re on the cusp of a very positive transformation’
‘We’re on the cusp of a very positive transformation’
How fast will sustainability investing become mainstream?
18-12-2018 | Interview
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Factor investing works in emerging stock markets, as well as in developed markets.
10-12-2018 | Research
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
We expect emerging market equities to outperform developed market equities in 2019.
29-11-2018 | Insight
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainability investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
Beware of positive surprises
Beware of positive surprises
Markets have reminded us that everything that goes steeply up will at some point come steeply down.
26-10-2018 | Column
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Earlier this month, global equity markets decided to stage a proper meltdown.
18-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) received 46% of the valid votes, while Workers’ Party contender Fernando Haddad (PT) won 29% of valid votes.
08-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
Are the worries about China’s growth rate justified?
04-10-2018 | Insight
Troubled times for Turkey
Troubled times for Turkey
The Turkish lira fell to a new record low late last week.
13-08-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainability investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | Insight
What will get markets off their risk-off stance?
What will get markets off their risk-off stance?
While most of the cards dealt are the same, fear has joined the players’ table.
30-07-2018 | Column
A perfect storm: binary outcomes
A perfect storm: binary outcomes
It is amazing how so much can change when not much has really changed.
23-07-2018 | Insight
 A new president for Mexico: will the real AMLO please stand up?
A new president for Mexico: will the real AMLO please stand up?
What direction will the new Mexican president take?
04-07-2018 | Emerging markets alert
How to manage US-China trade war risk?
How to manage US-China trade war risk?
How can the US-China relationship be fixed?
26-06-2018 | Insight
MSCI includes Saudi Arabia and Argentina in its Emerging Markets Index
MSCI includes Saudi Arabia and Argentina in its Emerging Markets Index
Saudi Arabia and Argentina have been promoted to emerging market status.
21-06-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Ignore the short-term noise in emerging markets
Ignore the short-term noise in emerging markets
Robeco's Fabiana Fedeli commenting on the short-term noise in and long-term prospects for emerging markets.
05-06-2018 | Video

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