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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
Tokenizing real assets
Tokenizing real assets
Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain technology.
17-04-2019 | Insight
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
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
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
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Battening down the hatches in risky assets
Investors fearing a downturn should not leave equity markets, but batten down some hatches in risky assets, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-04-2019 | Monthly outlook
Trends, industries and the quest for outperformance
Trends, industries and the quest for outperformance
What drives changes in relative industry profitability?
02-04-2019 | Insight
The sustainability builders - using guilders
The sustainability builders - using guilders
Sustainability investing has been part of Robeco for so long that to look at its first fund, you have to go back to Dutch guilders.
27-03-2019 | Insight
Five things you should know about trends investing
Five things you should know about trends investing
How can you find tools that separate long-term investment opportunities from short-term hypes?
15-03-2019 | Insight
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
Data-driven services move today’s proptech industry
With 6,000 firms and counting, the proptech industry is revolutionizing tenant services.
13-03-2019 | Insight
Working towards greater gender equality
Working towards greater gender equality
Robeco has long believed that a gender-balanced workforce with more opportunities for women makes companies more successful.
08-03-2019 | Insight
Risks to European equities are overstated
Risks to European equities are overstated
European stocks could become more attractive, as positive outcomes can be seen for their perceived risks, says Chief Economist Léon Cornelissen.
08-03-2019 | Monthly outlook
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
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
The challenges of integrating ESG into Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets – but it faces distinct challenges in China.
26-02-2019 | Insight
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
The future of transport is Smart Mobility
22-02-2019 | Video
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM publishes Sustainability Yearbook 2019
RobecoSAM has published its annual yearbook showcasing the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies.
14-02-2019 | Insight
Low risk in China
Low risk in China
Does low-risk investing work with A-shares?
13-02-2019 | From the field
Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
Strong multi-asset factor performance over more than two centuries
To be considered relevant, a factor must first and foremost be backed by ample empirical evidence.
12-02-2019 | Research
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Recession indicators are overrated for stock returns
Investors should beware of trying to use asset values to forecast recessions, says portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland.
08-02-2019 | Monthly outlook
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Sustainability investing requires active choices and so cannot be done purely passively, Robeco quant specialists say.
18-01-2019 | 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
Residualizing Momentum in China
Residualizing Momentum in China
Previous studies have reported weak results for standard Momentum strategies in China.
02-01-2019 | From the field
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Rising up against passive S&P 500 strategies
Many equity investors are giving up on active management.
20-12-2018 | Insight
Real estate group rates Robeco fund highly for ESG
Real estate group rates Robeco fund highly for ESG
Robeco Property Equities has scored above average for sustainability in an industry survey for the fifth year in a row.
19-12-2018 | Insight
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
Fintech fund celebrates first anniversary with outperformance
The growing trend for cashless payments is generating real money for Robeco’s Global Fintech Equities fund.
14-12-2018 | Insight
Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets see the wind taken out of their sails
Markets have seen choppy waters in recent months, but four factors are positive for stocks, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-12-2018 | Monthly outlook
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco's Active Ownership realizes success with Shell
Robeco has been recognized for its critical role in persuading Royal Dutch Shell to significantly strengthen its measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
07-12-2018 | Insight
Positioning for a shift towards value stocks
Positioning for a shift towards value stocks
We think now is a very good time for investors to introduce value stocks to their portfolios.
20-11-2018 | Insight

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