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Welcome to the world of pinball investing
Welcome to the world of pinball investing
In a whirlwind of contradicting news, markets seem to have created a new investment style: pinball.
29-10-2019 | Column
The brand-new pinball style
The brand-new pinball style
The past few weeks have been filled with news of US-China trade talks and Brexit.
23-10-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Taking investors’ views into account when building portfolios is difficult but essential, says Roderick Molenaar.
09-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
ETFs have yet to prove that they can beat active funds
Conventional wisdom has it that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an attractive, low-cost alternative to actively managed mutual funds.
07-10-2019 | Research
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.
19-06-2019 | Insight
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
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
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
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
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Robeco publishes Active Ownership Report 2018
Using our position as an asset manager to effect meaningful change at companies is a vital part of our dedication to sustainability investing at Robeco.
15-03-2019 | Active Ownership Report
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets – but it faces distinct challenges in China.
26-02-2019 | 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
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
2018 – another record year for sustainable investing
In 2017, we reported that we saw a lift-off in sustainable investing.
18-02-2019 | Column
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Sustainable investing requires active choices and so cannot be done purely passively, Robeco quant specialists say.
18-01-2019 | 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
The link between ESG and performance
The link between ESG and performance
Robeco has long believed in the benefits of sustainability investing.
09-01-2019 | Insight
‘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
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Beyond exclusions – how investors can approach SI
Some investors adopt a simple approach to sustainable investing by excluding certain companies from portfolios.
17-12-2018 | Insight
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Providing flexible SI solutions – two client cases
Sustainable investing means different things to different people, and a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone.
03-12-2018 | Insight
How Robeco approaches sustainability
How Robeco approaches sustainability
Robeco has a unique sustainability culture that goes back to the 1990s – and today it has never been more important to us.
27-11-2018 | Insight
 ‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
‘We want to learn from centuries of investment history’
Rules-based investing can be very transparent.
23-11-2018 | Insight
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Thought smart beta indices had unlimited capacity? Think again!
Following smart beta indices is a popular way to implement factor investing.
06-11-2018 | Insight
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Oil will have to be written off at some point. But not yet!
Stranded assets do not currently threaten the prosperity of oil companies, which still have a role to play in portfolios, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
22-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
The potential rewards of diversifying away from US Equities
A perpetual problem for investors is deciding what assets to allocate to.
15-10-2018 | 5-Year outlook
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Factor-based strategies can help investors reduce management costs.
03-09-2018 | Insight
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing – this time it’s no different
Value investing will come back into fashion, despite the long rally in growth investing, say market specialists Mike Mullaney and Dan Farren.
30-08-2018 | Insight
 Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
Risky CAPE ratios? Keep calm and reduce downside risk
High CAPE ratio levels do not signify an imminent end to the bull market.
27-07-2018 | Insight
Big data & AI pose challenges for quant investors
Big data & AI pose challenges for quant investors
The advent of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a major game-changer for the financial industry.
03-07-2018 | Insight
Avoiding the retail apocalypse
Avoiding the retail apocalypse
A spate of corporate failures amid new expansion for e-commerce is accelerating the ‘retail apocalypse’, says trends investor Jack Neele.
09-05-2018 | Insight
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
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