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SI Digital Explore: The need to integrate ESG into the investment process
SI Digital Explore: The need to integrate ESG into the investment process
The structural integration of ESG information is not a simple overlay for investors, but should be structurally embedded in all aspects of portfolio building.
03-12-2020 | Insight
Unlocking 5G’s potential
Unlocking 5G’s potential
We believe 2021 will be an inflection point for 5G – and a select group of companies will reap the fruits of this powerful shift.
03-12-2020 | Yearly outlook
Blokland’s daily sketch
Blokland’s daily sketch

Debt is cheap

03-12-2020 | Daily sketch
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Mathijs van Dijk is Professor of Financial Markets at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
02-12-2020 | Interview
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
The boundless appetite for resources, fueled by linear production and consumption patterns, is exceeding the planet’s regenerative capacity.
02-12-2020 | Video
Central bank watcher: Bridging the gap
Central bank watcher: Bridging the gap
Additional fiscal support and continued easy financial conditions seem essential in bridging economies to a time of widespread vaccination.
30-11-2020 | Insight
Not all investable trends and themes are about fancy tech innovation
Not all investable trends and themes are about fancy tech innovation
While some of the most attractive trends and thematic investing narratives have to do with technology and innovation, it’s not always the case.
27-11-2020 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

The opioid crisis takes a bite out of economic growth

27-11-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
The fashion industry has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to its discretionary nature, impacting not only garment brands but also their supply chains.
26-11-2020 | SI Opener
Filtering out fraud risk in Chinese A-share markets
Filtering out fraud risk in Chinese A-share markets
Chinese equity markets have emerged as one of the big winners following the Covid-19 shock.
26-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco earns ‘leader’ label from Morningstar for ESG
Robeco has been named by Morningstar as a ‘leader’ for its commitment to ESG.
25-11-2020 | Insight
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Outlook 2021: Tackling the trilemma
Finding the right balance between three things – public health, normal economic functioning, and personal freedoms – will be the main challenge for policymakers in 2021.
19-11-2020 | Yearly outlook
Step change in climate ambitions in the EU
Step change in climate ambitions in the EU
The EU has long had significant aspirations for the decarbonization of its economy.
17-11-2020 | Insight
Trends and thematic investing: cutting through short-term noise
Trends and thematic investing: cutting through short-term noise
A growing body of academic literature shows that only a small number of listed stocks account for most of the long-term shareholder value created in the stock market.
16-11-2020 | Insight
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
The link between ESG and performance: SDG Credits stands the test
Attribution analysis shows that investing in a way that contributes to the SDGs supports financial performance.
13-11-2020 | Insight
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Following more than two years of quant strategies generally underperforming sharply, investors are questioning whether quantitative investing is still viable.
11-11-2020 | Column
Driving change at carmakers
Driving change at carmakers
A multi-decade transformational change has begun at carmakers that will identify the winners and losers for investors.
09-11-2020 | Insight
All eyes on fiscal stimulus as US awaits election results
All eyes on fiscal stimulus as US awaits election results
Investors should focus on likely levels of fiscal stimulus from the eventual winners of the US elections, says multi-asset investor Jeroen Blokland.
04-11-2020 | Insight
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
The world’s two largest solar energy parks have come online – with enough generating capacity to power a major city.
03-11-2020 | Stunning statistics
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
Aligning multi-factor credit strategies with the SDGs
We present the latest innovation in our sustainable investing approach.
03-11-2020 | Insight
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
There is more to factor investing than the standard academic factors, says Head of Quant Research David Blitz.
02-11-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Podcast: Trends investing – art or science?
Podcast: Trends investing – art or science?
Covid-19 seems to have increased the speed at which trends are changing our world.
02-11-2020 | Podcast
Engagement successes highlighted in Q3 Active Ownership report
Engagement successes highlighted in Q3 Active Ownership report
Engagement has always been one of Robeco’s strengths, as shown by work completed in the third quarter by the Active Ownership team.
30-10-2020 | Active Ownership Report
'Most stocks do not outperform Treasury Bills in the long run'
'Most stocks do not outperform Treasury Bills in the long run'
A growing number of studies show that a tiny fraction of stocks account for virtually all the value created in the equity market.
30-10-2020 | Interview
Is there value in fallen angels?
Is there value in fallen angels?
Credit downgrades can be an opportunity for high yield investors.
29-10-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: Health care sector needs stronger ethics to combat opioid abuse
SI Opener: Health care sector needs stronger ethics to combat opioid abuse
The health care sector is often seen as a good place to invest, both from an investment and an impact perspective.
29-10-2020 | SI Opener
European banks face an earnings event, not a capital event
European banks face an earnings event, not a capital event
Although the extent of the economic contraction has been sizeable, and default rates are expected to rise further, our view is that banks will survive the pain.
28-10-2020 | Insight
Green hydrogen: powering the low-carbon future
Green hydrogen: powering the low-carbon future
Interview with Thiemo Lang, Senior Portfolio Manager, RobecoSAM Smart Energy and Smart Mobility strategies.
27-10-2020 | Interview
Interest rates – don’t be so negative
Interest rates – don’t be so negative
How fashionable will negative interest rates be in five years’ time?
26-10-2020 | 5-Year outlook
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