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Solving the sustainable investment dilemma
Solving the sustainable investment dilemma
Combining quant and sustainable investing efficiently requires expertise.
25-05-2020 | Interview
Appraising home bias exposure
Appraising home bias exposure
The home market bias is one of the clearest examples of behavioral biases among investors.
22-04-2020 | From the field
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones.
26-03-2020 | Insight
Is shared analyst coverage the source of all spillover effects?
Is shared analyst coverage the source of all spillover effects?
A wide range of spillover effects has been documented in the academic literature.
22-01-2020 | From the field
Innovation is a crucial way to strengthen our quant offering
Innovation is a crucial way to strengthen our quant offering
Is the emergence of alternative data and artificial intelligence a game changer for quant investors?
25-11-2019 | Insight
All factor strategies go through long periods of poor performance
All factor strategies go through long periods of poor performance
Will factor investing continue to thrive?
18-11-2019 | Interview
Pension fund chooses maximum sustainability and low tracking error
Pension fund chooses maximum sustainability and low tracking error
Quant meets sustainability.
16-09-2019 | Insight
Seasonal patterns in individual stock returns
Seasonal patterns in individual stock returns
New insights on monthly stock return patterns.
10-07-2019 | From the field
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Robeco publishes a new book of collected articles on quant investing in EMs
Our new publication ‘A quant approach to emerging markets investing – Collected Robeco articles’ is now available.
29-04-2019 | Research
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
Enhanced indexing – a proven alternative to passive investing
This new brochure explains why enhanced indexing provides a compelling alternative to passive strategies.
07-01-2019 | Insight
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Breaking away from market-cap weighting is really important
Mebane – or ‘Meb’ as he is known – Faber is co-founder and chief investment officer of Cambria Investment Management.
19-11-2018 | Interview
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Achieving your investment goals with factors: get specific factor exposure
Factor-based strategies can help investors get exposure to a particular factor.
25-10-2018 | Insight
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
The strategic case for emerging markets factor investing
Factor premiums can be found in stock markets across the world, including emerging markets.
11-10-2018 | Research
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Achieving your investment goals with factors: reduce costs
Factor-based strategies can help investors reduce management costs.
03-09-2018 | Insight
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Selecting managers based on their past performance
Is past performance of any use for investors?
28-08-2018 | From the field
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Achieving your investment goals with factors: enhance returns
Factor-based strategies can enhance returns over the longer term.
28-05-2018 | Insight
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Achieving your investment goals with factors: Reduce risk
Factor-based strategies can help reduce potential downside risk.
25-04-2018 | Insight
Trading is an opportunity to capture alpha
Trading is an opportunity to capture alpha
Trading is often considered a necessary, but tedious and costly step of the investment process.
05-03-2018 | Insight
Exploring the world of factors
Exploring the world of factors
Nine academics on the research, theory and implementation of factor investing.
26-02-2018 | Insight
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Next time, ask your fund manager what kind of car they drive
Tell me what car you drive and I will tell you who you are.
13-12-2017 | From the field
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
Academic research absolutely supports smart beta
For over four decades, Burton Malkiel has advocated for broad passive exposure to financial markets.
11-12-2017 | Interview
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
Factor challenges: preparing for implementation
How should I prepare for the implementation of a factor-based strategy?
28-11-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Losing money with passive investing
Losing money with passive investing
Passive investing may be popular, but it also raises serious concerns.
18-10-2017 | Column
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Enhanced indexing: an alternative to passive strategies
Despite the success of passive investing, there are good reasons to consider an alternative approach.
04-10-2017 | Video
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Factor investing challenges: implementation costs
Are implementation costs factor investing’s Achilles’ heel?
28-09-2017 | Factor investing challenges
Using credit information for Quant Equity
Using credit information for Quant Equity
02-08-2017 | Research
Passive investing the smart way: Enhanced Indexing
Passive investing the smart way: Enhanced Indexing
More and more clients will make the step from purely passive to enhanced indexing.
09-05-2017 | Video
Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Core Quant Equity: it's about risk, risk, risk
Risk management plays a central role in our Core Quant strategies.
01-02-2017 | Insight
Building customized core quant portfolios
Building customized core quant portfolios
Robeco’s enhanced index strategies are based on the experience we’ve gained from over 25 years of quantitative equity research and portfolio management.
04-10-2016 | Insight
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