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Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
US tech giant Amazon single-handedly spent more on research and development (R&D) than Italy in 2019, and even more so in 2020.
23-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
How regulation will enhance sustainable investing in 2021
How regulation will enhance sustainable investing in 2021
Integrating sustainability into investments will become much higher profile under new EU regulations that take effect this year.
17-02-2021 | Insight
European utilities on the cusp of a decade-long investment opportunity
European utilities on the cusp of a decade-long investment opportunity
These companies have the unique prospect of tackling climate change and continuing to lead the global energy transition.
03-02-2021 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Inflation – a transitory phenomenon?
Central bank watcher: Inflation – a transitory phenomenon?
The Fed, ECB and the BoJ have signaled that it is way too early to contemplate an exit from accommodative policies.
18-01-2021 | Insight
Comparing pension funds’ ESG policies in the Nordics and the Netherlands
Comparing pension funds’ ESG policies in the Nordics and the Netherlands
Northern European pension funds are at the forefront of the global move towards more sustainable investing.
10-12-2020 | Insight
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
Sustainability trends in energy credits after Covid-19
Sustainability trends in energy credits after Covid-19
Finding affordable, low-carbon and reliable energy sources is a challenge for investors in the energy sector.
22-06-2020 | Insight
This time, banks are part of the solution
This time, banks are part of the solution
Compared to conditions during the global financial crisis, the health of the banking sector and the environment for banking are now significantly different.
22-04-2020 | Insight
Every dark cloud has a silver lining
Every dark cloud has a silver lining
The unprecedented market volatility presents opportunities for discerning equity investors.
18-03-2020 | Video
Norway is now the most sustainable country in the world
Norway is now the most sustainable country in the world
Norway has overtaken its neighbor Sweden to become the world’s most sustainable country, RobecoSAM’s latest Country Sustainability Ranking reveals.
16-01-2020 | Insight
European banks: Go for debt
European banks: Go for debt
Despite earnings compression, the creditworthiness of European banks appears intact.
07-08-2019 | Insight
Sweden again tops national sustainability poll
Sweden again tops national sustainability poll
Sweden has defended its position as the world’s most sustainable nation in RobecoSAM’s latest Country Sustainability Ranking.
17-07-2019 | Insight
Looking for defensive European stocks? Follow the guide...
Looking for defensive European stocks? Follow the guide...
In order to thrive, quant strategies do not necessarily have to be black boxes.
28-05-2019 | 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
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
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Two European headaches: Brexit and Italy
Drawing a line under both of these situations will help European equities deliver improved relative performance within a global equity portfolio, and banks will play a key role in this.
06-12-2018 | Insight
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
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
Germany, or even Europe, to be thrown into political turmoil?
Germany, or even Europe, to be thrown into political turmoil?

Euroscepticism was put to the electoral test last year, and apparently it failed

15-02-2018 | Column
Beware the demographic death spiral
Beware the demographic death spiral
Every month we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
24-05-2017 | Stunning statistics
Auto industry business models set to significantly change
Auto industry business models set to significantly change
The business models of global automotive industry players will significantly change in the coming years as car use is transformed, say Robeco’s sustainability specialists.
14-02-2017 | Active Ownership Report
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