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Blokland’s Daily sketch
Blokland’s Daily sketch
Chinese stocks down sharply.
19-06-2018
Introducing: Blokland’s Daily Sketch
Introducing: Blokland’s Daily Sketch
A new daily graph chosen by Robeco’s chart guru Jeroen Blokland will run every working day from Monday 18 June.
15-06-2018 | Insight
Graph of the week
Graph of the week

Rethinking geopolitics

14-06-2018 | Insight
Cybersecurity: turning threats into investment opportunities
Cybersecurity: turning threats into investment opportunities
The number and severity of cyberattacks has surged over the last couple of years.
13-06-2018 | Insight
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Three reasons to embrace sustainable investing
Masja Zandbergen on the three main reasons why investors worldwide embrace sustainable investing.
13-06-2018 | Video
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
A smart approach to combine quant factors and sustainability
Factor-based equity strategies can help investors achieve sustainability objectives, in addition to better risk-return characteristics.
12-06-2018 | Insight
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
Some plant trees, we plant ideas
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China on-site: trade war risk and healthcare momentum
China on-site: trade war risk and healthcare momentum
How should Chinese equity investors deal with trade war risk?
12-06-2018 | Insight
A late-cycle approach to high yield
A late-cycle approach to high yield
Has the time come to adopt a more defensive approach to high yield?
11-06-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Fact or fiction: SI is a niche form of investing
Sustainability investing has sometimes been considered niche – so the sheer size of it may come as a surprise.
11-06-2018 | Insight
Best economic links of the web 2018
Best economic links of the web 2018

On the weakening outlook for High Yield

11-06-2018
Will it be BRINO – Brexit In Name Only?
Will it be BRINO – Brexit In Name Only?
The UK is likely to end up with a Brexit In Name Only (BRINO) when it ‘leaves’ the European Union, says Robeco Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-06-2018 | Insight
The Italian crisis – a mere ripple or more of a wave?
The Italian crisis – a mere ripple or more of a wave?
It pushed aside trade war talk and the Korean summit saga to take center stage.
07-06-2018 | Monthly outlook
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
Finding alpha in Emerging markets
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The misguided beliefs of financial advisors
The misguided beliefs of financial advisors
Financial advice for private investors has been criticized to be costly or of low quality.
06-06-2018 | From the field
Ignore the short-term noise in emerging markets
Ignore the short-term noise in emerging markets
Robeco's Fabiana Fedeli commenting on the short-term noise in and long-term prospects for emerging markets.
05-06-2018 | Video
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Culture is a key element in risk governance for banks
Understanding a bank’s culture is key to finding out how risky it is, say Robeco’s engagement specialists.
05-06-2018 | Insight
Guide to factor investing in equity markets
Guide to factor investing in equity markets
Factor investing is on the rise.
01-06-2018 | Insight
Summer read: A concise financial history of Europe
Summer read: A concise financial history of Europe
In many cases human behavior is the major force driving asset prices.
30-05-2018 | Insight
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
Quantity to quality – China’s growth shift
However you look at it, growth in China is decelerating.
29-05-2018 | Insight
Factor investing is here to stay
Factor investing is here to stay
Factor investing has strong empirical backing and will not fade away.
28-05-2018 | Interview
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Factor-based strategies can enhance returns over the longer term.
28-05-2018 | Insight
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
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
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

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