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Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two climate change issues most concern investors
Two issues central to combatting climate change most concern investors, Robeco’s Active Ownership team warns in its quarterly report.
24-05-2018 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week
Not-so-Great Britain?
24-05-2018 | Insight
Best economic links of the web 2018
Best economic links of the web 2018

This is secular stagnation on steroids, apparently

24-05-2018
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Short Maturity = low risk, less volatility
Increasing volatility and rising interest rates – not really the cocktail of choice for the risk-averse credit investor.
23-05-2018 | Insight
Reach for yield vs. reach for safety
Reach for yield vs. reach for safety
Interested in low-risk bonds?
16-05-2018 | From the field
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
Fact or fiction: SI does not have enough data to work
They say that ‘information is power’, but is there enough of it available to show whether sustainability investing works?
14-05-2018 | Insight
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Integrating sustainability has become mainstream for factor investing
Factor investing has gained considerable traction over the past couple of years, particularly in the equity space.
14-05-2018 | Insight
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
How to quantify a company’s contribution to the UN SDGs?
Earning a good return and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at the same time?
11-05-2018 | Insight
Quantitative investing with a simple formula
Quantitative investing with a simple formula
Quantitative investing should be easy to understand.
09-05-2018 | Interview
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
The doomsday myth of 3% bond yields
The doomsday myth of 3% bond yields
Investors are focusing on the wrong 3% figure if they think the US bond yield is a cue for stocks to fall, Robeco Investment Solutions warns.
08-05-2018 | Monthly outlook
Transitioning from procyclical to countercyclical behavior
Transitioning from procyclical to countercyclical behavior
Are large institutional investors pro- or countercyclical?
02-05-2018 | From the field
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
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Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Already very popular in equity markets, factor investing is now catching on in other asset classes too, in particular for corporate bonds.
01-05-2018 | Insight
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
The Solvency II regulatory framework doesn’t necessarily have to be a burden.
01-05-2018 | Insight
China on-site: renminbi worries and the rise of A-shares
China on-site: renminbi worries and the rise of A-shares
How worried should investors be about the renminbi?
30-04-2018 | Insight
Active duration management crucial as US yield tops 3%
Active duration management crucial as US yield tops 3%
Government bond yields are on the rise globally as central banks tighten their policies and global economies continue to accelerate.
26-04-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Factor-based strategies can help reduce potential downside risk.
25-04-2018 | Insight
Lukas Daalder has decided to leave Robeco
Lukas Daalder has decided to leave Robeco
Lukas Daalder has decided to leave Robeco at the end of June for an opportunity elsewhere.
24-04-2018 | Insight
High dividend investing: buy them stable & strong
High dividend investing: buy them stable & strong
Stock price fluctuations tend to monopolize investors’ attention, on a daily basis.
24-04-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Fact or fiction: SI has no clear impact on society
Sustainability investing has risen to become a high-profile form of managing money – but does it actually benefit anyone else?
23-04-2018 | Insight
Flows that matter for bonds
Flows that matter for bonds
Bond markets are extremely sensitive to any upside surprise in US inflation expectations.
20-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Keep your eye on the prize
Keep your eye on the prize
What a difference three months make!
17-04-2018 | Column
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
The truth about sustainability investing: fact & fiction
Sustainability investing – you have probably heard of it, but do you have all the facts about it?
13-04-2018 | Video
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Fact-checking nine common ideas about sustainability investing
Interest in sustainability investing has picked up massively in recent years, and with the growing interest has come a growing misconception of what people think it means.
13-04-2018 | Insight
The mystery of the weak greenback
The mystery of the weak greenback
The surprising weakness of the US dollar continues to puzzle markets, says Robeco investor Lukas Daalder.
10-04-2018 | Monthly outlook
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
The outlook for credits: active managers are coming to life
Although fundamentals are positive with a global economy firing on all cylinders, risky assets are expensive.
10-04-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Fundamental Law of Active Management shows way to higher information ratio
Fundamental Law of Active Management shows way to higher information ratio
The Fundamental Law of Active Management by Grinold and Kahn is designed to assess the value of active management, as expressed by the information ratio, using only two variables.
09-04-2018 | Insight
Watch your Term Premium!
Watch your Term Premium!
It crops up as a topic of discussion every now and again: the ‘term premium’.
09-04-2018 | Insight
Finding your way in emerging markets
Finding your way in emerging markets
When you decide to invest in emerging markets, there is a range of approaches to choose from, including fundamental equity strategies, quantitative factor-based equity and emerging credits.
09-04-2018 | Insight
Failing to capture factor premiums because of poor timing
Failing to capture factor premiums because of poor timing
Looking for an explanation to the value effect?
04-04-2018 | From the field

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