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The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
The CO₂lumnist: Should derivatives have a carbon footprint?
Investors rely on data to make decisions on climate strategy, but who should be responsible for emissions – the creator or the user?
02-09-2021 | Column
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Approximately 30 billion data records were compromised last year.
16-06-2021 | Stunning statistics
As digital currencies rise, banking systems remain very much needed
As digital currencies rise, banking systems remain very much needed
Digitalization is everywhere.
02-06-2021 | Insight
The road to impact investing – a journey for insurers
The road to impact investing – a journey for insurers
Sustainable investing has risen to the top of insurers’ agendas – but how to make an impact with it?
05-05-2021 | Insight
The coming wave of disruption: from bitcoin to decentralized finance
The coming wave of disruption: from bitcoin to decentralized finance
Bitcoin’s price fluctuations and rising carbon footprint have grabbed headlines for months.
20-04-2021 | Insight
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin as digital gold – a multi-asset perspective
Bitcoin is often derided as being highly volatile, but as digital gold it could play a role in a multi-asset portfolio, says investor Jeroen Blokland.
09-04-2021 | Monthly outlook
Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin’s market capitalization passed the USD 1 trillion mark last month, after a whopping 500% year-on-year bounce, although prices quickly pulled back.
08-03-2021 | Stunning statistics
Growth trends continue full steam ahead for the financial sector
Growth trends continue full steam ahead for the financial sector
2020 has truly been an epic year for the financial sector.
28-01-2021 | Insight
Climate transition and labor rights lead 2021 engagement themes
Climate transition and labor rights lead 2021 engagement themes
Tackling high-carbon funding and protecting labor rights in the post-Covid-19 world are Robeco’s main engagement themes for 2021.
07-01-2021 | Insight
Robeco FinTech turns three as industry gathers momentum
Robeco FinTech turns three as industry gathers momentum
In just a few years, fintech has gone from being a nice niche investment concept to become one of the most coveted playfields for equity investors.
14-12-2020 | 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
Latin American fintech: Thriving in a fast-changing environment
Latin American fintech: Thriving in a fast-changing environment
Fintech is disrupting financial services across the globe.
06-10-2020 | Insight
M&A in fintech: when will the music play again?
M&A in fintech: when will the music play again?
While potential mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are not the primary focus of the Robeco FinTech and New World Financials strategies, these are obviously always a welcome development.
11-05-2020 | 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
Seizing opportunities offered by the major trends in the financial sector in 2020
Seizing opportunities offered by the major trends in the financial sector in 2020
Prospects for Robeco’s FinTech and New World Financials funds remain bright.
21-02-2020 | Insight
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
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
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 | Research
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
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
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
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
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
The impact of ESG on credit analysis: an example from the banking sector
The impact of ESG on credit analysis: an example from the banking sector
In our previous edition we explained the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in the analysis of stocks.
05-07-2013 | Research
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