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
The quant cycle
Equity factors follow their own sentiment-driven cycle that cannot be explained by traditional business cycle indicators.
19-10-2021 | Research
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
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
Momentum is a self-fulfilling prophecy and therein lies its strength
The Momentum premium arises from mistakes in human reasoning.
06-09-2021 | Insight
‘Moore’s Law is disrupting the world of quant investing’
Increasing computing power is altering the investment landscape.
16-08-2021 | Interview
Climate investing: from urgency to solutions
Water and waste as the next frontier in improving sustainability in factor credits
We impose water and waste constraints on our factor credit strategies.
03-08-2021 | Insight
‘Equity price movements are mainly driven by behavior, not risk’
The FIFA 19 Ultimate Team (FUT) online transfer market and machine learning shed some light on behavioral finance.
01-07-2021 | Interview
Creating sustainable multi-factor bond portfolios
Our simulations show we can do this without materially reducing factor exposures and hence the alpha potential.
29-06-2021 | Insight
Showing the way to Paris-aligned investing
The race to zero is on.
10-06-2021 | Insight
Low Volatility investing: now more than ever
Low Volatility strategies can handle changes in the investment landscape.
01-06-2021 | Insight
The Low Volatility effect in China
In our recent study, we uncover the presence of a strong Low Volatility effect in the Chinese A-share market.
19-05-2021 | Insight
Spring has sprung for Value investing
Despite the recent rally in cheap stocks, we believe the Value upswing still has a way to go.
12-05-2021 | Insight
Metals – anything but rusty
Commodity prices can continue to rise on a string of favorable factors, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
07-05-2021 | Monthly outlook
From deep value to ‘value with a future’
As the global economy continues to recover, our positive stance on global equity markets remains well underpinned.
28-04-2021 | Quarterly outlook
There’s no quant crisis in credits
Quant strategies have performed well in credits.
01-04-2021 | Insight
Spring has to come simply because economic fundamentals require it
How do you perceive the quant equity winter?
26-02-2021 | Interview
The quant equity crisis of 2018-2020: Cornered by ‘big growth’
The 2018-2020 quant equity crisis posed an exceptional challenge to quantitative managers due to a rare combination of circumstances.
16-02-2021 | Research
What’s up with Momentum?
Momentum had its ‘shot of momentum’ in 2020.
04-02-2021 | Insight
When equity factors drop their shorts
How can you best construct an equity market neutral portfolio using a factor-investing approach?
01-02-2021 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Do big data and AI herald a new dawn for quant?
Factor investing is based on decades of publicly available empirical studies.
11-01-2021 | Insight
Has Low Volatility lost its mojo?
2020 has been a difficult year for Low Volatility investors and this year’s performance has been truly challenging, amounting to a period of soul searching.
21-12-2020 | Insight
The Value tortoise is on the move
The availability of an effective Covid-19 vaccine may trigger a revival for Value investing, says Robeco strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-12-2020 | Monthly outlook
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Mathijs van Dijk is Professor of Financial Markets at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
02-12-2020 | Interview
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Following more than two years of quant strategies generally underperforming sharply, investors are questioning whether quantitative investing is still viable.
11-11-2020 | Column
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
There is more to factor investing than the standard academic factors, says Head of Quant Research David Blitz.
02-11-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Is there value in fallen angels?
Credit downgrades can be an opportunity for high yield investors.
29-10-2020 | Insight
Restoring the battered Value factor in equities
The recent dreadful performance of the academic Value equity factor has been a blow for many investors.
20-10-2020 | Insight
Will Value survive the quant winter?
The Value factor posted excellent returns over the first decade of the century.
01-09-2020 | Insight