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This time it’s different
This time it’s different
After the dismal performance of the last quarter of 2018, global equity markets have turned around and staged a swift comeback since the beginning of the year.
18-04-2019 | Quarterly outlook
China's new economy takes root
China's new economy takes root
The Chinese economy is currently experiencing a downturn and we believe it will hit rock bottom in the second quarter.
16-04-2019 | Insight
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Emerging markets: focusing on local names in consumer space
Are emerging markets a promise that never delivers?
10-04-2019 | Insight
‘Investing in emerging markets takes nerves of steel’
‘Investing in emerging markets takes nerves of steel’
In our third podcast, Fabiana Fedeli, global head of Fundamental Equities, talks about emerging markets.
01-04-2019 | Podcast
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Our approach to sustainable investing in palm oil
Robeco has stepped up its engagement with the producers of palm oil to address sustainability issues in the industry.
04-03-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
Goldilocks vs Armageddon: It’s time to buy EM
We sold Goldilocks in the last quarter of 2018.
16-01-2019 | Column
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
Buy Armageddon, sell Goldilocks
We sold a false sense of Goldilocks, now we should buy a misplaced fear of Armageddon.
15-01-2019 | Quarterly outlook
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
Emerging stocks could make a comeback in 2019
A number of factors bode well for emerging market equities this year, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
10-01-2019 | Monthly outlook
‘We’re on the cusp of a very positive transformation’
‘We’re on the cusp of a very positive transformation’
How fast will sustainability investing become mainstream?
18-12-2018 | Interview
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Crash testing the Fama-French factor model in emerging stock markets
Factor investing works in emerging stock markets, as well as in developed markets.
10-12-2018 | Research
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Miners face rising environmental liabilities
Environmental costs are becoming an ever-increasing burden for mining companies, a study shows.
04-12-2018 | Insight
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
Are emerging markets on the rebound?
We expect emerging market equities to outperform developed market equities in 2019.
29-11-2018 | Insight
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainability investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
Brazilian markets surf in the conservative wave
Brazilian markets surf in the conservative wave
Planned reforms in Brazil by new President Jair Bolsonaro are set to be welcomed by investors.
29-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Beware of positive surprises
Beware of positive surprises
Markets have reminded us that everything that goes steeply up will at some point come steeply down.
26-10-2018 | Column
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Are we melting yet? Not so fast
Earlier this month, global equity markets decided to stage a proper meltdown.
18-10-2018 | Quarterly outlook
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Investing in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be challenging, but it is now possible to verify corporate contributions to them.
16-10-2018 | Insight
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Brazil votes against corruption with conservative Bolsonaro win
Conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) received 46% of the valid votes, while Workers’ Party contender Fernando Haddad (PT) won 29% of valid votes.
08-10-2018 | Emerging markets alert
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
China on-site: GDP growth worries and the opportunities in electric vehicles
Are the worries about China’s growth rate justified?
04-10-2018 | Insight
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for a strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market is opening up to investors and MSCI has just taken its first step to include A-shares, a lot of capital is expected to flow into the onshore Chinese market.
19-09-2018 | Insight
China leads: robotics
China leads: robotics
China is installing more robots than any other nation.
06-09-2018 | Insight
Connecting China to the world
Connecting China to the world
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a major project, aiming to increase connectivity and cooperation between China on the one hand and European, Asian and African countries on the other.
27-08-2018 | Insight
Beautiful China: the war on pollution
Beautiful China: the war on pollution
China’s unparalleled growth over the past decades has come at a price: pollution.
23-08-2018 | Insight
Troubled times for Turkey
Troubled times for Turkey
The Turkish lira fell to a new record low late last week.
13-08-2018 | Emerging markets alert
Changing demographics to support consumption
Changing demographics to support consumption
Will the Chinese soon be free to decide how many children they have?
09-08-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainability investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | Insight
China, land of Unicorns
China, land of Unicorns
When we talk about innovative multi-billion tech start-ups, the first thing that tends to come to mind is Silicon Valley.
01-08-2018 | Insight
What will get markets off their risk-off stance?
What will get markets off their risk-off stance?
While most of the cards dealt are the same, fear has joined the players’ table.
30-07-2018 | Column
The outlook for Chinese stocks: firm but choppy
The outlook for Chinese stocks: firm but choppy
Investment outlooks for China diverge widely.
27-07-2018 | Interview

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