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SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
SI Dilemmas: We need to start thinking differently about SI and returns
For many years, the debate has raged among investors and academics about whether sustainable investors need to sacrifice returns in order to achieve their values.
23-06-2022 | SI Dilemmas
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
Inflation may be more about the destination than the peak
We’re facing a highly unusual inflationary situation.
22-06-2022 | Insight
Circular solutions – a triple threat for supply chain challenges
Circular solutions – a triple threat for supply chain challenges
The certainty of climate change combined with the uncertainty of geopolitics means risks to supply chains are greater than ever.
16-06-2022 | Insight
China: Restarting engine three
China: Restarting engine three
The downtrodden Chinese consumer needs a helping hand if the country is to resume its growth flight path, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
07-06-2022 | Monthly outlook
Podcast: What’s with inflation?
Podcast: What’s with inflation?
Rising inflation has become a growing concern for consumers around the world.
01-06-2022 | Podcast
Markets are a voting machine, investing is a weighing machine
Markets are a voting machine, investing is a weighing machine
Weighing up the long view has never been more important as turbulence continues to hit markets, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
18-05-2022 | Insight
The performance in government bonds is a reminder that it’s all relative
The performance in government bonds is a reminder that it’s all relative
So far this year we’ve seen fixed income assets cheapening faster than at any time in over 40 years.
18-05-2022 | Insight
The role of green bonds in a fixed income portfolio
The role of green bonds in a fixed income portfolio
Demand for green bonds has grown spectacularly, reflecting investors’ ambitious climate policies.
16-05-2022 | Insight
Central bank watcher: Spreading attention
Central bank watcher: Spreading attention
Markets are adjusting their focus.
12-05-2022 | Insight
Podcast: Rediscovering real assets
Podcast: Rediscovering real assets
There’s far more to real estate than ‘location, location, location’, and investors are taking note.
11-05-2022 | Podcast
REITs: playing in extra time?
REITs: playing in extra time?
They’ve long been seen as defensive, since traditional bricks and mortar can usually survive any downturn.
05-05-2022 | Monthly outlook
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
‘Make, remake and reuse’ – let’s shift to a circular economy
The boundless appetite for resources, fueled by linear production and consumption patterns, is exceeding the planet’s regenerative capacity.
02-05-2022 | Video
Electric vehicle adoption accelerating as costs fall
Electric vehicle adoption accelerating as costs fall
Internal analysis substantiates that electric vehicle (EVs) have reached a critical inflection point.
14-04-2022 | Insight
The Value winter is thawing
The Value winter is thawing
The renaissance in Value stocks is set to continue, partly due to the climate transition, says multi-asset investor Colin Graham.
07-04-2022 | Monthly outlook
Healthy Living - a defensive alternative to blistering markets
Healthy Living - a defensive alternative to blistering markets
Volatile markets are sinking some investors and whiplashing others.
06-04-2022 | Insight
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
Credit outlook: ‘If I have to make a tackle, I’ve already made a mistake’
The Fed may have made a policy mistake by starting this tightening cycle too late.
29-03-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
Fixed income outlook: Czech mate
We’re facing the risk of central bank policy error.
22-03-2022 | Quarterly outlook
Value could outperform for five years or more
Value could outperform for five years or more
The resurgent Value style could bring market-beating returns for the next five years and beyond as interest rates rise, Robeco’s Value experts say.
09-03-2022 | Insight
Surge in oil prices raises recession risk
Surge in oil prices raises recession risk
There are mitigating effects at play as crude prices soar following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
08-03-2022 | Monthly outlook
Stay up to date with our investment views on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Stay up to date with our investment views on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
In this article we will regularly post updates from the various investment teams.
03-03-2022 | Insight
Running a tight chip – is there relief in sight for semiconductor supplies?
Running a tight chip – is there relief in sight for semiconductor supplies?
Two years on, the global economy still grapples with a severe chip shortage, with no immediate end in sight.
09-02-2022 | Insight
Buying the dip? Watch out you don’t trip
Buying the dip? Watch out you don’t trip
Investors should be cautious about re-entering the stock market after the correction in January, says strategist Peter van der Welle.
08-02-2022 | Monthly outlook
Earnings engine in lower gear but still humming
Earnings engine in lower gear but still humming
As the new year begins, we maintain our positive outlook for developed markets, as well as our neutral stance on their emerging counterparts.
07-01-2022 | Quarterly outlook
China flexes its policy muscles – but can they still do the heavy lifting?
China flexes its policy muscles – but can they still do the heavy lifting?
China’s muscle flexing to fix its problems is set to keep investors cautious until the domestic economy garners more growth.
06-01-2022 | Monthly outlook
Finland tops country sustainability ranking for the first time
Finland tops country sustainability ranking for the first time
After decades in the shadows of its Nordic neighbors, Finland finally emerges as the new northern light for sustainability performance.
05-01-2022 | Insight
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Talk ‘22: ‘Staying the course is crucial’
Covid-19 has shown us that it is important to stick to our approach, says Wilma de Groot, Co-head of Quant Equity Portfolio Management.
17-12-2021 | Interview
Talk ’22: ‘It's likely that equity returns will be front-end loaded’
Talk ’22: ‘It's likely that equity returns will be front-end loaded’
Equities and commodities remain the favored asset classes of multi-asset Portfolio Manager Colin Graham and Strategist Peter van der Welle.
13-12-2021 | Interview
Talk ‘22: ‘Digital currencies and the metaverse remind me of the internet 25 years ago’
Talk ‘22: ‘Digital currencies and the metaverse remind me of the internet 25 years ago’
We are on the cusp of a new digital wave, where even more things are going to become virtual, says Richard Speetjens, Head of Trends Investing.
08-12-2021 | Interview
Inflation fears and a more hawkish Fed spook markets
Inflation fears and a more hawkish Fed spook markets
Rising inflation that prompted the Fed to suggest faster tapering which may accelerate rate hikes has rattled markets.
08-12-2021 | Monthly outlook
Fixed income outlook: Pricing sigma
Fixed income outlook: Pricing sigma
We note several multiple sigma events across fixed income markets.
30-11-2021 | Quarterly outlook
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