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Bonds are from Venus, equities are also from Venus
Bonds are from Venus, equities are also from Venus
Where do returns come from?
25-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Best economic links of the web
Best economic links of the web

Interesting chart on ‘misconduct’ legislation

25-09-2017
Secular stagnation is a stagnating theory
Secular stagnation is a stagnating theory
Is secular stagnation for real?
22-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Help!
22-09-2017 | Insight
Merkel set for fourth term as German Chancellor
Merkel set for fourth term as German Chancellor
Germans go to the polls on Sunday in what is likely to continue Angela Merkel’s reign as head of Europe’s largest economy.
21-09-2017 | Insight
Investors are not complacent in assessing risks
Investors are not complacent in assessing risks
Markets have been remarkably resilient to political shocks, so are investors getting complacent?
21-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Learn the essentials of Factor Investing
Learn the essentials of Factor Investing
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Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings and risk-taking in the financial industry
Rankings matter.
20-09-2017 | From the field
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
The pitfalls of passive in a global multi-asset benchmark
There is no global benchmark for a multi-asset passive investment fund, so a group of researchers invented one – with surprising results.
20-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
The future of the euro: to integrate or disintegrate?
The future of the euro: to integrate or disintegrate?
The euro’s future may better lie with further integration rather than disintegration, our five-year outlook believes.
19-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Longer-term Expected Returns
Longer-term Expected Returns
18-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
5-year Expected Returns: coming of age
5-year Expected Returns: coming of age
18-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Who's afraid of a recession?
Who's afraid of a recession?
We expect a mild recession somewhere during the next 5 years, but there will be no secular stagnation.
18-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Expected Returns 2018-2022
Expected Returns 2018-2022
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Financial markets are coming of age
Financial markets are coming of age
Riskier assets are seen returning less as financial markets face a ‘coming of age’, our new five-year outlook predicts.
18-09-2017 | 5-Year outlook
Two emerging market strategies can be stronger than one
Two emerging market strategies can be stronger than one
Emerging market equity investors have a wide range of strategies to choose from.
13-09-2017 | Insight
Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
Global multi-factor credits as a style diversifier
For credit investors, a global multi-factor credits strategy offers style diversification.
12-09-2017 | Insight
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
High scores for Robeco in 2017 UN PRI assessment
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) have awarded Robeco excellent scores.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
Research reveals why sin stocks outperform
The mystery of sin stocks’ outperformance has finally been unraveled.
11-09-2017 | Insight
Private equity managers show progress in ESG integration
Private equity managers show progress in ESG integration
Private equity managers increasingly integrate sustainability into their investment process, the latest engagement report has found.
08-09-2017 | Insight
Inflation is not dead, it’s just shifted direction
Inflation is not dead, it’s just shifted direction

Inflation can never be eradicated and so central banks will pursue targets for it, even as prices fall, says Lukas Daalder

07-09-2017 | Monthly outlook
The rationale for trends investing
The rationale for trends investing
Everybody loves a good story, but there’s more to trends investing than just good stories.
06-09-2017 | Insight
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Net alpha is not a measure of a manager’s skill
Jules van Binsbergen is an expert on topics related to both asset pricing and corporate finance.
06-09-2017 | Interview
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Two worlds colliding – insights from integrating ESG
Robeco Global Equity has been structurally integrating ESG information into its research and investment process for the last three years.
04-09-2017
Shining light on two ESG paradoxes
Shining light on two ESG paradoxes
It’s cucumber time (as we say in the Netherlands) with very little news, so I have been catching up on my reading.
31-08-2017 | Opinion
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Factor-based investing has gained considerable traction over the past decade.
31-08-2017 | Insight
The impact of incentive schemes on asset prices
The impact of incentive schemes on asset prices
Incentives matter.
30-08-2017 | From the field
Factor investing challenges: factor timing
Factor investing challenges: factor timing
Should investors try to time their exposure to different factors?
29-08-2017 | Factor investing challenges
FANG still has teeth as tech dominance continues
FANG still has teeth as tech dominance continues
The dominance of just four tech companies is increasing, as they look set to control the next generation of online businesses as well, says trends investor Jack Neele.
24-08-2017 | Insight
Factor investing also works with Chinese A-shares
Factor investing also works with Chinese A-shares
Many characteristics set A-shares apart from other equities.
24-08-2017 | Interview
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing in credit markets is coming of age
Factor investing strategies for credit markets are increasingly on the radar of researchers and investors.
22-08-2017 | Insight
The paradox of natural gas
The paradox of natural gas
Natural gas is giving investors a headache, due to a paradox in its effect on climate change.
17-08-2017 | Stunning statistics