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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
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
Forecasting stock crash risk with machine learning
Forecasting stock crash risk with machine learning
Machine learning techniques can be used to uncover nonlinear relationships between several variables to help forecast stock crash risk.
15-06-2022 | Insight
Sustainable investing for insurers
Sustainable investing for insurers
The way in which insurers are treating sustainability and climate change has become more focused, a study by Milliman has revealed.
14-06-2022 | Insight
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
Guide to sustainable quant equities investing
The rules-based nature of quant investing lends itself well for sustainability integration.
09-06-2022 | Insight
‘Factors are still the foundation of financial markets’
‘Factors are still the foundation of financial markets’
New data sources and techniques can help us to better understand factors.
08-06-2022 | Interview
Quality: the underappreciation of well-managed businesses
Quality: the underappreciation of well-managed businesses
Persistent human errors when forming future earnings expectations for companies give rise to the Quality premium.
01-06-2022 | Insight
Beyond Fama-French: alpha from short-term signals
Beyond Fama-French: alpha from short-term signals
Positive net alpha from established short-term signals can be harvested practically by investors.
31-05-2022 | Research
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers weather the storm with net zero commitments
Insurers are turning to net zero to solve their unique climate change challenges, says Robeco’s Head of Global Insurance Strategy, Ed Collinge.
25-05-2022 | Insight
The impact of deep energy retrofit costs on the real estate sector
The impact of deep energy retrofit costs on the real estate sector
The real estate sector is estimated to produce around 40% of annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
24-05-2022 | Insight
Conservative investing stands the test of time
Conservative investing stands the test of time
Conservative investing (also termed defensive or low-risk investing) is all about winning by losing less.
23-05-2022 | Insight
SI Dilemmas: Is EU Sustainable Finance regulation helping or hurting?
SI Dilemmas: Is EU Sustainable Finance regulation helping or hurting?
It seems like a good time to take stock of sustainability regulation.
19-05-2022 | SI Dilemmas
‘I have always tried to make sense of human behavior’
‘I have always tried to make sense of human behavior’
People’s normal wants, even more than their cognitive and emotional shortcuts and errors, underlie answers to important questions of finance.
19-05-2022 | Interview
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
Navigating bond markets in times of stagflation
High inflation and central bank tightening are already leading to rising yields and negative bond returns.
18-05-2022 | Insight
Indices insights: Does sustainability integration affect factor premiums?
Indices insights: Does sustainability integration affect factor premiums?
In this ‘Indices insights’ article, we analyze the impact of sustainability integration on factor premiums.
17-05-2022 | Insight
Quant chart: Value accelerates to strongest start in decades
Quant chart: Value accelerates to strongest start in decades
Value has achieved the best start to a calendar year in over 35 years.
16-05-2022 | Insight
‘A strong research culture enables you to stay true to your investment philosophy’
‘A strong research culture enables you to stay true to your investment philosophy’
Quant investing is very much a team sport, in fact more so than ever.
13-05-2022 | Interview
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
Embracing the sustainability revolution in the world of investing
Embracing the sustainability revolution in the world of investing
What does the deep shift to sustainability mean for asset owners and asset managers?
09-05-2022 | Insight
Living wages in the garment industry
Living wages in the garment industry
Payment of living wages can improve workers’ lives whilst having a positive business impact.
09-05-2022 | Insight
The Essentials of Climate Investing educational module
The Essentials of Climate Investing educational module
Climate change has become one of the biggest issues for investors - and our new online course will make sure you know enough about it.
02-05-2022 | Insight
‘We view engagement as a way for investors to drive incremental positive impact’
‘We view engagement as a way for investors to drive incremental positive impact’
Antonia Sariyska works in the Sustainable and Impact Investing team at UBS Global Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Office.
02-05-2022 | Interview
‘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
Quant chart: Meme stock frenzy confirms short-selling signal
Quant chart: Meme stock frenzy confirms short-selling signal
After more than a year following the short squeeze in so-called meme stocks, the informational advantage of short-selling data resurfaces.
29-04-2022 | Insight
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Spotlight on mining and palm oil in Q1 Active Ownership report
Robeco’s approach to tackling contentious corporate behavior is the main theme in the Active Ownership team’s first-quarter report.
29-04-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
Data sets – factor investing in corporate bonds
A research-driven approach is at the core of everything we do.
29-04-2022 | Data sets
Sustainability Report 2021: Integrating sustainability into our investments and operations
Sustainability Report 2021: Integrating sustainability into our investments and operations
Robeco’s newly published Sustainability Report details our approach to integrating sustainability in our investments and operations.
28-04-2022 | Insight
Higher risk-free returns do not lead to higher total stock returns
Higher risk-free returns do not lead to higher total stock returns
Our research shows that equity risk premiums tend to be higher when risk-free returns are low, and vice versa.
26-04-2022 | Research
Momentous year for SI highlighted in 2021 Stewardship Report
Momentous year for SI highlighted in 2021 Stewardship Report
A renewed urgency for tackling climate change and biodiversity loss, and a renewed focus on social issues.
25-04-2022 | Active Ownership Report
Single-use plastic: not so fantastic
Single-use plastic: not so fantastic
Single-use plastic products are made within seconds, used just minutes but remain for centuries.
25-04-2022 | Insight
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