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Five reasons to invest in fintech
Five reasons to invest in fintech
The growing trend for cashless payments is causing huge demand for the financial technology that powers it – fintech.
28-10-2019 | Insight
Next in fintech: ecosystem enablers
Next in fintech: ecosystem enablers
The boom in fintech and digital payments continues unabated.
22-10-2019 | 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
Leveraging new technologies in finance
Leveraging new technologies in finance
We currently see a number of specific developments that make fintech an interesting investment theme for next year.
27-11-2018 | 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 sustainable investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
Ten years on, risk remains a problem for banks
A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Masja Zandbergen and Kenneth Robertson explain why governance is so crucial for the banking sector.
21-09-2018 | Column
The A-G of trends in fintech
The A-G of trends in fintech
Investors looking for returns in fintech should focus on the A-G of developments, Robeco’s trends experts say in a new white paper.
14-09-2018 | Insight
Robeco involves cyber expert in its investment process
Robeco involves cyber expert in its investment process
Robeco has involved a cyber expert in its investment process for the past year.
10-07-2018 | Insight
Fintech: hype or structural growth trend?
Fintech: hype or structural growth trend?
Fintech is hugely popular among both professional and retail investors.
25-06-2018 | Interview
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
Blockchain: administrative infrastructure of the future
Blockchain: administrative infrastructure of the future
As the administrative infrastructure of the future, blockchain is a real game changer.
29-03-2018 | Video
Six themes to watch for financial equity investors in 2018
Six themes to watch for financial equity investors in 2018
If there’s one sector that is being transformed completely, it’s the financial sector.
31-01-2018 | Insight
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
Fintech: invest in the digital future of financials
The traditional banking business is being radically transformed.
04-12-2017 | Insight
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
Financial bonds: it's all about yield and credit quality
The search for yield continues, but it’s getting harder to find attractively priced bonds.
24-11-2017 | Insight
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Financial sector back in vogue with bond investors
Guess who’s back, banks are back.
08-06-2017 | Insight
Value in subordinated insurance debt
Value in subordinated insurance debt
“As spreads on insurance bonds widened last year, we increased our exposure to insurance bonds.
04-05-2017 | Insight
Robo-advice is not a hype that will go away
Robo-advice is not a hype that will go away
Robo-advice is a hotly debated topic in the fintech space.
02-05-2017 | Research
‘New world’ bodes well for financial equities
‘New world’ bodes well for financial equities
Since the election of Trump as the next US president, investors are starting to notice the financial sector’s low valuations and are allocating more money to it.
19-01-2017 | Insight
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
Higher yields are boosting financial credits
The recent rise in yields has boosted the performance of financial credits, the subordinated segment in particular.
21-12-2016 | Insight
Robeco New World Financial Equities: no ordinary financials fund
Robeco New World Financial Equities: no ordinary financials fund
Don't expect the standard list of banks, insurers and asset managers in the portfolio of Robeco New World Financial Equities.
27-06-2016 | Insight
How will blockchain impact the financial industry?
How will blockchain impact the financial industry?
Distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain, has been gaining a lot of attention as the underlying infrastructure of Bitcoin.
20-05-2016 | Research
Fintech is the battle for control of customers
Fintech is the battle for control of customers
With financial technology, or ‘fintech’, banks, insurers and investment managers will not become superfluous.
17-05-2016 | Insight
Panama Papers yet again stress the importance of ESG
Panama Papers yet again stress the importance of ESG
The Panama Papers appear to be yet another scandal in the banking sector.
22-04-2016 | Insight
The future of asset management
The future of asset management
The asset management industry is going to change substantially in the coming years.
14-04-2016 | Research
Five reasons why value will be back with a vengeance
Five reasons why value will be back with a vengeance
Value investors have had a rough ride over the past 18 months, but the tide may now be turning due to five major catalysts, says US fund manager Mark Donovan.
24-03-2016 | Insight
Robeco High Yield Bonds: getting more than you pay for
Robeco High Yield Bonds: getting more than you pay for
In the volatile high yield bond market Robeco High Yield Bonds’ investment process has to prove its strength.
02-03-2016 | Insight
Investing in digitalization: easier to avoid the losers than find the winners
Investing in digitalization: easier to avoid the losers than find the winners
We are already digital consumers and we are set to become digital producers.
21-01-2016 | Yearly outlook
Financial technology: the Robin Hood of payments?
Financial technology: the Robin Hood of payments?
The music sector has been re-shuffled by technology, Airbnb checked into the hospitality service sector and the most striking technological disruption is perhaps the drive-by shooting of Uber on the taxi-branch.
10-09-2015 | Research
Strong market momentum for financial bonds
Strong market momentum for financial bonds
Jan-Willem de Moor, portfolio manager Financial Institutions Bonds, on the opportunites of investing in financial institutions.
21-07-2015 | Insight
The Brave New World of Finance
The Brave New World of Finance
As the boats of the Volvo Ocean Race reach the coast of the ‘new world’, the global financial sector is coming to grips with a brave new world of its own.
14-05-2015 | Insight
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