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Keep your eye on the relevant ball
Keep your eye on the relevant ball
I know a lot, really.
19-10-2020 | Column
Trends investing: finding the winners among skewed equity returns
Trends investing: finding the winners among skewed equity returns
A tiny proportion of stocks account for most of the market’s returns.
19-10-2020 | Insight
Navigating a sea of Covid and elections noise
Navigating a sea of Covid and elections noise
All of our conclusions from our previous quarterly outlook remain valid.
16-10-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Expected Returns – watch the full show
Expected Returns – watch the full show
Post Covid-19, we will all be entering a ‘brave real world’ with negative interest rates, looming inflation and unprecedented central bank policies.
09-10-2020 | Video
Running on fumes, in search of the next refill
Running on fumes, in search of the next refill
Markets need a major catalyst to move higher as they face headwinds led by the US elections and Covid-19, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-10-2020 | Monthly outlook
5-year Expected Returns: Brave real world
5-year Expected Returns: Brave real world
Few would doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the world.
29-09-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Robeco strengthens exclusions policy for fossil fuels
Robeco strengthens exclusions policy for fossil fuels
Robeco is extending its exclusion policy for fossil fuel producers and users to its entire range of strategies to help combat global warming.
24-09-2020 | Insight
Stimulus has made bonds less attractive than equities
Stimulus has made bonds less attractive than equities
The improving global economy has made bonds less attractive compared to equities, says portfolio manager Jeroen Blokland.
07-09-2020 | Monthly outlook
Sizing up Chinese equities – a market too big to ignore
Sizing up Chinese equities – a market too big to ignore
China’s rise to become the world’s second-largest economy has been matched by the growth of its mainland stock market.
31-08-2020 | Insight
Green signs, value and grandmother’s cupboard
Green signs, value and grandmother’s cupboard
As investors, we never stop learning.
20-07-2020 | Insight
Gradually preparing for a rotation
Gradually preparing for a rotation
In our last quarterly, we expected markets of countries resuming economic activity earlier than others to fare better.
17-07-2020 | Insight
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
Mining is a complex industry that is often seen as unsustainable.
25-06-2020 | SI Opener
Factor investing: will the benefit of having a small and mid-cap tilt return?
Factor investing: will the benefit of having a small and mid-cap tilt return?
The March 2020 market sell-off hit small and mid-caps stocks especially hard.
11-05-2020 | Insight
Now more than ever, it’s time to think outside the Fama-French factor box
Now more than ever, it’s time to think outside the Fama-French factor box
2010-2019 was a lost decade for the Fama-French factors.
28-04-2020 | Research
Is it time to favor North Asia over the US?
Is it time to favor North Asia over the US?
We thought we had seen it all, or almost all, and then the ball comes out of left field.
14-04-2020 | Quarterly outlook
Navigating the two-way risk in equities
Navigating the two-way risk in equities
Investors are facing an unprecedented conundrum about whether equities have bottomed out, our multi-asset monthly outlook says.
03-04-2020 | Monthly outlook
Fundamental Equities: Investment update as the COVID-19 crisis intensifies
Fundamental Equities: Investment update as the COVID-19 crisis intensifies
After a very volatile week, due to rising concerns about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, global equity markets appeared to pull themselves back together over the past few days, as they welcomed massive global monetary and fiscal stimulus announcements.
26-03-2020 | Insight
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones.
26-03-2020 | Insight
Market update: what now, what next?
Market update: what now, what next?
While it is never fun to be in the midst of a market meltdown, we have learned that this is a good time to be long-term, active investors.
16-03-2020 | Insight
Market update: Is it time to buy?
Market update: Is it time to buy?
Jamie Stuttard and Fabiana Fedeli discuss the market turbulence caused by the coronavirus outbreak and falling oil prices.
12-03-2020 | Video
Factor outperformance for more than two centuries
Factor outperformance for more than two centuries
To be considered relevant, a factor must first and foremost be backed by ample empirical evidence.
12-02-2020 | Research
Exclusions may simply be transferring a problem
Exclusions may simply be transferring a problem
Do exclusions work?
03-02-2020 | Research
Never a dull moment: 25 years of emerging market investing
Never a dull moment: 25 years of emerging market investing
Today, emerging markets represent a quarter of the global equity market.
26-11-2019 | 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
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
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
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