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Graph of the week
Graph of the week
When will China’s economic growth start to slow?
19-04-2018 | Insight
Best economic links of the web 2018
Best economic links of the web 2018
Increasing (and unwarranted?
19-04-2018
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
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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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
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
‘We select engagement themes in a very structured way’
Robeco’s Active Ownership team has selected five new engagement themes for 2018.
03-04-2018 | Insight
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
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The Formula: Maximum drawdown
The Formula: Maximum drawdown
Preservation of capital and a steady performance are important considerations in investing.
02-04-2018 | Insight
Robeco issues Sustainability Report 2017
Robeco issues Sustainability Report 2017
On Thursday 29 March 2018, Robeco published its Sustainability Report 2017.
29-03-2018
US trade war could extinguish overheating
US trade war could extinguish overheating
Tariffs could unwittingly act as an antidote to US economic overheating, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
28-03-2018 | Insight
Move to the Cloud drives IT spending higher
Move to the Cloud drives IT spending higher
Technology investments continue to grow at a very healthy pace.
28-03-2018 | Insight
The battle for Frankfurt
The battle for Frankfurt
Spain is back.
27-03-2018 | Column
Fama-French 5-factor model: five major concerns
Fama-French 5-factor model: five major concerns
In 2015, Nobel prize laureate Eugene Fama and fellow researcher Kenneth French revamped their famous 3-factor model.
27-03-2018 | Research
Trade war or skirmish?
Trade war or skirmish?
After a year of relative calm, Trump has started to act on his protectionist ideas.
26-03-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype
Sustainability investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends.
26-03-2018 | Insight
On the origins of factor investing
On the origins of factor investing
Where does factor investing come from?
26-03-2018 | Interview
Robeco Quarterly March 2018
Robeco Quarterly March 2018
The seventh edition of Robeco Quarterly – our quant, sustainability and research magazine – is published.
23-03-2018 | Insight
Putting factor investing theory into practice
Putting factor investing theory into practice
What are the basic steps investors should take to implement factor investing?
20-03-2018 | Interview
Putin gearing up for 2024
Putin gearing up for 2024
Despite the political risks, Russia offers attractive investment opportunities.
19-03-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Inflation - a little goes a long way
Only a couple of years ago, US economists were still worrying about deflation.
19-03-2018 | Insight
E-commerce logistics: going the extra mile
E-commerce logistics: going the extra mile
E-commerce is booming, exposing its logistic backbone to an ever increasing bill.
09-03-2018 | Insight
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list
Robeco excludes investments in the tobacco industry from its mutual funds.
08-03-2018 | Insight
Five years on, the trend remains a friend for our Momentum factor
Five years on, the trend remains a friend for our Momentum factor
Momentum strategies are usually vulnerable to market reversals and high turnover.
08-03-2018 | Insight
Trump’s macroeconomic poison cocktail
Trump’s macroeconomic poison cocktail
Donald Trump risks a poisonous macroeconomic cocktail by both stimulating and choking off a booming US economy, says Robeco’s Lukas Daalder.
08-03-2018 | Monthly outlook
Here’s the proof: benchmarking contributes to the low-volatility anomaly
Here’s the proof: benchmarking contributes to the low-volatility anomaly
Benchmark followers amplify the low volatility effect.
07-03-2018 | From the field

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