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Enhanced indexing

Proven alternative to passive investing

Despite its popularity, passive investing isn’t offering investors the best available exposure to the equity markets. We argue that enhanced indexing may be an even better alternative. It is supported by theory and evidence, allows for better ESG integration, and contributes to a liquid and efficient market.

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Advantages of enhanced indexing 

Passive investing has several advantages, such as exposure to the market premium, predictable risk-return characteristics and low fees. Since 2004 our enhanced indexing strategies offer all the advantages of traditional passive investing, but strive to generate better returns than passive vehicles after costs, and integrate sustainability criteria as well as the latest academic research.

  • 2004 start of successful track record
    Long history of stable alphas
  • >23 bn EUR assets in funds and mandates
    As per June 2019
  • 15 years of tailor-made experience
    Managing tailor-made portfolios

Enhanced Indexing by Robeco

A proven alternative to classic passive equity strategies

  • Sustainable enhanced indexing

    • ESG integrated in stock selection
    • 30% better portfolio ESG score
    • Integrates impact investing by reducing the portfolio footprint by 20% in four areas
    • Extensive exclusion lists
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  • Tailor-made solutions for client demands

    • Core quant solutions: bespoke county, sector or relative risk levels
    • Possibility to integrate bespoke sustainability criteria
    • Investment universe defined by client
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Beyond passive in EM with Enhanced Indexing
Beyond passive in EM with Enhanced Indexing
Despite their inefficient nature, a growing number of investors are allocating to emerging equity markets (EM) through passive strategies.
27-12-2018 | Insight
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How can you beat the S&P 500 Index?
The growth of passive investing seems to be unstopable.
20-12-2018 | Insight
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible
Passive investing and sustainability integration are fundamentally irreconcilable investment philosophies, say David Blitz, PhD, Head of Quantitative Research, and Wilma de Groot, PhD, Head of Core Quant Equities1.
18-09-2018 | Insight

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Passive investing the smart way: Enhanced Indexing

Wilma de Groot, Head of Core Quant Equities:
"Enhanced Indexing is a proven alternative to passive investing as it offers all the benefits of this popular investment style while compensating for its many disadvantages"

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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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