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An empirical test of factors in the unchartered waters of EM credits
An empirical test of factors in the unchartered waters of EM credits
credit markets have seen tremendous growth over the past two decades.
30-09-2019 | Research
We’re developing factor-based alternatives to passive fixed income
We’re developing factor-based alternatives to passive fixed income
Quantitative investing in fixed income markets has slowly but surely gained traction in recent years.
21-08-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
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.
10-12-2018 | Data sets
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
Multi-factor bonds: an alternative to passive fixed income
A growing number of investors are implementing their fixed income strategies through passive Exchange Traded funds (ETFs).
28-11-2018 | Insight
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
Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Graham and Dodd Award puts Robeco’s research on credit factor investing in the spotlight
Already very popular in equity markets, factor investing is now catching on in other asset classes too, in particular for corporate bonds.
01-05-2018 | Research
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
How factor credit strategies can support Solvency II
The Solvency II regulatory framework doesn’t necessarily have to be a burden.
01-05-2018 | Insight
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Intrinsic Momentum is also important for bonds
Should investors also ‘residualize’ bond momentum?
18-04-2018 | From the field
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Applying factor investing to corporate bonds
Although much factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
04-04-2018 | Insight
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
Quant research at Robeco: From theory to practice
David Blitz explains why quantitative research is so important for Robeco and the investment solutions it creates.
06-02-2018 | Video
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Ten things you should know about factor investing
Factor-based investing has gained considerable traction over the past decade.
31-08-2017 | Insight
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Does Carry add value to existing credit factors?
Is Carry a factor in its own right in credit markets?
11-07-2017 | Research
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco sponsors PLSA ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factor Investing
Robeco has sponsored a new ‘Made Simple Guide’ to Factoring Investing published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
09-06-2017 | Insight
Tackling illiquidity with Multi-Factor Credits
Tackling illiquidity with Multi-Factor Credits
Liquidity has come down a lot in credit markets.
01-05-2017 | Video
Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Practical implementation of credit factor strategies
Well-established factors, such as Low Risk, Value, Momentum and Size, generate economically meaningful and statistically significant premiums in credit markets.
27-02-2017 | Interview
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Rising benchmark durations threaten index-focused bond investors
Durations of fixed income indices are moving up rapidly.
28-09-2016 | Insight
The quality of low-risk credits
The quality of low-risk credits
Recently a new factor was added to the literature: Quality.
14-09-2016 | Research
Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
Integrating sustainability into factor credit strategies
The objective of our factor credit strategies is to maximize the portfolio’s factor exposure at low cost while limiting risks.
12-07-2016 | Research
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Implementing factor strategies in corporate bonds
Research shows that factor investing strategies work well in corporate bonds, but actually building a portfolio requires greater care due to liquidity issues, Robeco’s quantitative experts argue in a new white paper.
14-06-2016 | Research
New: Factor investing – collected Robeco articles (2nd edition)
New: Factor investing – collected Robeco articles (2nd edition)
The much anticipated ‘Factor Investing – Collected Robeco articles’ (the 2nd edition) is now available.
11-04-2016 | Insight
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market
We provide empirical evidence that the Size, Low-Risk, Value and Momentum factors have economically meaningful and statistically significant risk-adjusted returns in the corporate bond market.
11-12-2015 | Research
Factor investing: five lessons for corporate-bond investors
Factor investing: five lessons for corporate-bond investors
Interest in factor investing – investing in systematic sources of return – is rapidly increasing.
16-06-2015 | Insight
Emerging government bond market timing
Emerging government bond market timing
Research shows factors can help predict bonds returns in developed markets.
15-01-2015 | Research
Smart credit investing: harvesting factor premiums
Smart credit investing: harvesting factor premiums
Although most factor research focuses on the equity market, the concept and benefits of factor investing apply equally well to the corporate bond market.
12-01-2015 | Insight
How factor investing also works for corporate bonds
How factor investing also works for corporate bonds
Two Robeco researchers have become the first to analyze the effect that factor premiums can have on corporate bond investing.
11-11-2014 | Insight
Making better credit risk assessments
Making better credit risk assessments
Ground-breaking research by Robeco that changed the way the riskiness of corporate bonds can be evaluated has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
06-01-2014 | Interview
Smart Credit Investing: the Size Premium
Smart Credit Investing: the Size Premium
Recently we observe a shift towards factor investing, in which institutional investors strategically allocate their long-term investment portfolios to factor premiums.
16-07-2013 | Research
Ibbotson’s default premium: Risky data
Ibbotson’s default premium: Risky data
The default premium calculated in Ibbotson’s dataset is widely used in empirical research.
14-06-2013
Residual Equity Momentum for Corporate Bonds
Residual Equity Momentum for Corporate Bonds
It is well documented that equity momentum has predictive power for corporate bond returns.
17-08-2012 | Research
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