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The characteristics of factor investing
The characteristics of factor investing
To make the most of factor investing, understanding how factors work and interact is key.
14-06-2019 | Research
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Negative surprises

14-06-2019
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
ECB to pull out all the stops again?
14-06-2019 | Insight
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
Were markets efficient, past prices should not tell anything about the future
What exactly drives factor premiums?
12-06-2019 | Insight
Factor investing works for bond portfolios, too
Factor investing works for bond portfolios, too
Bond portfolios with significant exposure to the value, momentum and low risk factors generate returns that consistently outperform the index.
04-06-2019 | Insight
The best strategy is the one you can stick with through thick and thin
The best strategy is the one you can stick with through thick and thin
Bringing quant investing to non-quants is tough but worthwhile.
29-05-2019 | Interview
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
'Asset management is all about intellectual property'
Robeco CIO Peter Ferket discusses three big trends that are leading to structural changes in the asset management industry.
29-05-2019 | Podcast
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
28-05-2019 | Insight
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
There’s no need to fear yield curve inversions
Inverted yield curves may famously herald recessions, but they do not harm market returns that much, says multi-asset investor Jeroen Blokland.
08-05-2019 | Monthly outlook
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
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Are factor premiums here to stay?
12-04-2019 | Insight
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Investors fearing a downturn should not leave equity markets, but batten down some hatches in risky assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-04-2019 | Monthly outlook
Robeco Quarterly March 2019
Robeco Quarterly March 2019
The 11th edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is out.
04-04-2019 | Magazine
 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
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
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
‘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
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 | Research
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
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
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
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
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment opportunity, but have yet to fully adopt them.
08-01-2019 | Insight
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
This new brochure explains why enhanced indexing provides a compelling alternative to passive strategies.
07-01-2019 | Insight
Residualizing Momentum in China
Residualizing Momentum in China
Previous studies have reported weak results for standard Momentum strategies in China.
02-01-2019 | From the field
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
‘We have a much better proposition than passive’
Robeco’s Enhanced Indexing Equity strategies have enjoyed renewed popularity in recent months.
18-12-2018 | Insight
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
10-12-2018 | Data sets

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