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Factor investing debates: Are fees the most important variable in product selection?
Factor investing debates: Are fees the most important variable in product selection?
To choose a product, investors tend to rely on a few easy-to-grasp variables, like recent performance and, increasingly, fees.
14-02-2020 | Insight
Navigating the ESG labyrinth
Navigating the ESG labyrinth
In this handy guide, we share the knowledge and experience we have gained from decades of sustainable investing.
05-02-2020 | Insight
Exclusions may simply be transferring a problem
Exclusions may simply be transferring a problem
Do exclusions work?
03-02-2020 | Research
Podcast: It’s time asset managers make money talk
Podcast: It’s time asset managers make money talk
If we start investing much more towards the long term, and to sustainable solutions, things will go very, very quickly, says Robeco CEO Gilbert Van Hassel.
22-01-2020 | Podcast
Factor investing debates: Are there any capacity issues?
Factor investing debates: Are there any capacity issues?
Even though factor premiums may be persistent, harvesting them in a consistent and efficient way is no mean feat.
30-12-2019 | Insight
Reform agenda in Brazil signals better investment conditions
Reform agenda in Brazil signals better investment conditions
The government commitment to reforms in Brazil is a source of cautious optimism for investors.
17-12-2019 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Could factor premiums disappear?
Factor investing debates: Could factor premiums disappear?
With the increasing adoption of factor investing, one frequently heard criticism is that factor premiums may end up being arbitraged away.
28-11-2019 | Insight
The spy in the sky for deforestation
The spy in the sky for deforestation
Robeco has teamed up with a satellite data company to detect deforestation in palm oil plantations.
15-11-2019 | Insight
Buy-and-maintain credit: sustainability matters
Buy-and-maintain credit: sustainability matters
Sustainable investing is designed to sort the companies positioned to be resistant to future market shocks from those that are not.
12-11-2019 | Insight
Giving China its rightful share in your portfolio
Giving China its rightful share in your portfolio
Chinese stocks are a major new investment opportunity, yet they are under-represented in most portfolios, say Laurens Swinkels and Jaap Hoek.
23-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Let’s talk about outcomes: voting on shareholder proposals
Sustainable investing is finally getting traction in the market place.
16-10-2019 | Column
Celebrating 30 years of inflation targeting?
Celebrating 30 years of inflation targeting?
Inflation targeting is celebrating its 30th anniversary, but is now due for a makeover, says portfolio manager Rikkert Scholten.
16-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Refining the inclusion of views in portfolio construction
Taking investors’ views into account when building portfolios is difficult but essential, says Roderick Molenaar.
09-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Paving the way for unconventional policy
Policy makers will turn to unconventional fiscal policy to deal with the next recession, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
02-10-2019 | 5-Year outlook
Better performance, a better world
Better performance, a better world
Sustainable investing means meeting the current needs without compromising the welfare of future generations.
27-09-2019 | Insight
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco joins investor call to save rainforest
Robeco is collaborating with other global investors to try to stop deforestation in Brazil.
18-09-2019 | Insight
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
Steering change: sustainable automotive credit
The automotive industry still relies heavily on old-school business models and dirty technology.
03-09-2019 | Insight
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Stepping up safety in managing miners’ tailings dams
Robeco is stepping up its efforts to improve safety in the mining industry after 248 people were killed in a Brazilian tailings dam collapse this year.
28-08-2019 | Insight
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
Our guide to investing in SDG credits
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination as a great way of impact investing.
27-08-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
19-08-2019 | Insight
Addressing the climate emergency
Addressing the climate emergency
The language around climate change is changing.
12-08-2019 | Column
Media spotlight versus the Volatility effect in equities
Media spotlight versus the Volatility effect in equities
Investors’ appetite for stocks frequently mentioned in the news is often raised to explain the Volatility effect.
26-06-2019 | Research
Guide to low volatility investing
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
28-05-2019 | Insight
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
Five reasons for strategic allocation to China A-shares
As the A-share market opens up to investors and MSCI has taken an additional step to include A-shares, substantial capital flows are again expected to flow into China’s onshore market.
08-05-2019 | Insight
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
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
Overcoming the challenges of ESG integration in Chinese A-shares
Overcoming the challenges of ESG integration in Chinese A-shares
Growing interest in sustainability investing is driving changes in markets.
26-02-2019 | 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