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A textbook case of factor fixed income investing
A textbook case of factor fixed income investing
The latest edition of an influential handbook on fixed income investing features a chapter authored by Robeco quant specialists.
02-12-2021 | Insight
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Shielding factor portfolios from credit downgrades and defaults
Gaining more by losing less in multi-factor credit strategies.
30-11-2021 | Insight
Green is the new color, also for emerging markets
Green is the new color, also for emerging markets
Emerging markets have been significantly increasing their investments in green energy generation.
25-11-2021 | Insight
COP26: The verdict on the COP26 summit
COP26: The verdict on the COP26 summit
So, did our leaders rise to the occasion and understand the gravity of the climate crisis we’re in?
15-11-2021 | Video
Low Volatility defies the basic finance principles of risk and reward
Low Volatility defies the basic finance principles of risk and reward
Contrary to popular belief, riskier investments do not necessarily translate into higher returns.
12-11-2021 | Insight
COP26: Toughening up on carbon disclosure
COP26: Toughening up on carbon disclosure
It’s essential to know just how much carbon is being emitted each year by countries and companies, but the current system of disclosure is random and voluntary.
11-11-2021 | Video
COP26: Using nature to offset emissions
COP26: Using nature to offset emissions
Over half of all greenhouse gas emissions are absorbed by nature.
09-11-2021 | Video
Corporate profits boom sends stocks to new peaks
Corporate profits boom sends stocks to new peaks
Equities have shrugged off macro headwinds and hit record highs in the US thanks to strong corporate earnings.
05-11-2021 | Monthly outlook
COP26: Helping poorer countries to adapt
COP26: Helping poorer countries to adapt
Developed countries are historically responsible for most of the emissions, and the challenge is to stop emerging markets going down the same coal-fired path.
04-11-2021 | Video
Our road to net zero in 2050
Our road to net zero in 2050
Limiting global warming to meet the Paris Agreement means the world must become carbon neutral by 2050.
03-11-2021 | Webinar
Central bank watcher: Nerve-wracking
Central bank watcher: Nerve-wracking
Policymakers will need nerves of steel in the coming months as they weigh up inflation numbers against the growth outlook.
02-11-2021 | Insight
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
Human rights theme leads ground-breaking quarter for Active Ownership
A new engagement theme focused on human rights due diligence leads the Active Ownership team’s Q3 report.
29-10-2021 | Active Ownership Report
COP26: Beefing up net zero commitments
COP26: Beefing up net zero commitments
Countries need to accelerate their decarbonization under what’s known as the ‘ratchet mechanism’ – making progressively bigger cuts in emissions to reach net zero.
28-10-2021 | Video
Roadmap outlines plan for move towards net zero emissions
Roadmap outlines plan for move towards net zero emissions
Robeco has laid out a roadmap for achieving carbon neutrality across all its assets under management by 2050.
27-10-2021 | Insight
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Enhancing the Paris-aware global bond index
Last year Robeco helped to create a new Paris-aware benchmark, but now it is time for the next step.
25-10-2021 | Insight
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Working to fortify digital assets to beat cybercrime
Attitudes to improving data security have improved as cybercrime becomes a multi-trillion dollar threat, a Robeco engagement program has found.
22-10-2021 | Insight
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks' post-pandemic playbook
Central banks have thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at their fight to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19.
20-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
The quant cycle
The quant cycle
Equity factors follow their own sentiment-driven cycle that cannot be explained by traditional business cycle indicators.
19-10-2021 | Research
Bracing for climate change impact
Bracing for climate change impact
Institutional investors agree that they need to prepare for climate impact.
18-10-2021 | Digital event
Markets face stagflationary turbulence for first time in decades
Markets face stagflationary turbulence for first time in decades
Market fears of stagflation have reared their head for the first time since the 1970s, though they may be overblown, says Robeco’s Global Macro team.
08-10-2021 | Monthly outlook
Some factors are now more equal than others
Some factors are now more equal than others
There is no free lunch when it comes to harvesting factor premiums.
06-10-2021 | 5-Year outlook
China: navigating the push towards technology leadership
China: navigating the push towards technology leadership
After more than three decades of accelerated catchup with more advanced economies, China is now engaged in a race for global technology leadership.
05-10-2021 | Insight
What valuations and interest rates tell us about equity factors
What valuations and interest rates tell us about equity factors
Single and multi-factor equity portfolios are currently very attractively valued and factor premiums persist across interest rate cycles.
04-10-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: How Covid-19 is worsening inequality
SI Opener: How Covid-19 is worsening inequality
The Covid-19 pandemic has reversed gains in global poverty reduction and has had a profound impact on multiple facets of inequality.
23-09-2021 | SI Opener
Credit outlook: Common prosperity
Credit outlook: Common prosperity
Changing policy in China will have repercussions for the rest of the world – and for credit markets.
21-09-2021 | Insight
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
Fixed income outlook: Tunnel vision
There is plenty of evidence of herding and groupthink.
14-09-2021 | Insight
Good cop, bad cop? Our hopes for real action at COP26
Good cop, bad cop? Our hopes for real action at COP26
The most important conference on climate change is about to take place, six years after the Paris Agreement was signed.
08-09-2021 | Insight
Momentum is a self-fulfilling prophecy and therein lies its strength
Momentum is a self-fulfilling prophecy and therein lies its strength
The Momentum premium arises from mistakes in human reasoning.
06-09-2021 | Insight
Country sustainability visibly harmed by Covid-19
Country sustainability visibly harmed by Covid-19
Covid-19 has reversed progress in many areas of human development, the latest Robeco Country Sustainability Ranking reveals.
25-08-2021 | Insight
‘Moore’s Law is disrupting the world of quant investing’
‘Moore’s Law is disrupting the world of quant investing’
Increasing computing power is altering the investment landscape.
16-08-2021 | Interview