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Emerging markets

Moving beyond short-term noise

Back in 1930, we made our first emerging market investment in Peru. Today, we manage more than USD 33 billion (December 2019) in a wide range of emerging market strategies.

Paper: 25 years of emerging market investing

Long-term view

  • Emerging markets are not homogeneous but instead a grouping of very different countries that are in constant evolution and at different stages of development. With investments often driven by retail investors and short-term market noise, it is vital to have a long-term view to uncover structural drivers in emerging markets. 

  • This long-term investment view and Robeco’s quant and sustainable investing capabilities together allow us to eliminate market noise in our goal to identify diverse opportunities across emerging markets.

    Guide to emerging markets

Putting our researchers’ minds to use in emerging markets

  • All investment decisions should be research driven. This was our founders’ firm belief and it is especially true for emerging markets, where data can be challenging due to shorter time series or the need for data cleansing. A strong focus on research and data analysis is pivotal to finding opportunities in inefficient markets and benefiting from the risks and opportunities. Robeco researchers, for example, have published a fantastic collection of articles demonstrating the success of factor investing in emerging markets. But the real beneficiaries of these insights are our clients. A wide range of EM strategies are based on our established factor investing models, from low volatility to enhanced indexing, to sustainable versions with specific carbon targets.

  • Factors work better in emerging markets—the less mature the market is, the larger returns from anomalies are. A wide range of EM strategies are based on our proven factor investing models, from low volatility to enhanced indexing, to sustainable versions with specific carbon targets. We were one of the first to offer quantitative emerging market strategies and to launch a low-volatility strategy, and to develop Chinese A-shares quant strategies. Our Quantitative Equities team now manages over USD 25 billion (December 2019) in emerging markets strategies.

    Our strategies

ESG Integration in emerging markets: challenging but crucial

  • Emerging markets often feature poor transparency, lower governance standards, human rights issues, and lack product safety standards. Integrating ESG in investment decisions is a challenge. However, in emerging markets most of all, researching ESG data in-depth is key to uncovering ESG-related risks and unlocking the potential source of alpha in ESG information for investors.

    We integrate ESG analysis into the investment decision-making process for all our emerging market capabilities. And our emerging markets team has incorporated sustainability into its company analysis for over 15 years and been conducting its proprietary ESG survey since 2001.

Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos:

More insights

Tap into our expertise

Keep up with our knowledge and trends through articles, podcasts and videos:

More insights
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
Pandemic starts process of EMs decoupling from each other
Pandemic starts process of EMs decoupling from each other
China, Taiwan and South Korea are among the farthest ahead on the path of normalization.
11-06-2020 | Insight
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
A-shares are probably the best place to be for active investors
A-shares are probably the best place to be for active investors
As China starts to recover from the coronavirus storm, domestic investors are already focused on economic green shoots.
06-04-2020 | Insight
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
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
Webinar: Policy missteps could hurt markets more than the virus
Webinar: Policy missteps could hurt markets more than the virus
We discuss how the implications of the coronavirus are shaping the long-term investment strategy for equities.
03-03-2020 | Webinar
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
In addition to emerging markets, we also have four other key strengths:
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This page is intended for US prospects, clients and investors only and includes information about the capabilities, staffing and history of RIAM US and its participating affiliates, which may include information on strategies not yet available in the US. SEC regulations are applicable only to clients, prospects and investors of RIAM US. Robeco BV, Robeco HK and Robeco SH are considered a “participating affiliate” of RIAM US and some of their employees are “associated persons” of RIAM US as per relevant SEC no-action guidance. Employees identified as associated persons of RIAM US perform activities directly or indirectly related to the investment advisory services provided by RIAM US. In those situations, these individuals are deemed to be acting on behalf of IUAM, a US SEC registered investment adviser.

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