Robeco has entered into a partnership agreement with Credit Suisse Asset Management to further boost its multi-factor Equities index proposition.
The new partnership will further support Robeco in delivering its factor index expertise to investors around the world and enables Robeco to compete with major peers in the smart beta index space.
Robeco developed its first Multi-Factor Equities index solutions in 2014. The indices are designed to provide efficient exposure to four proven factor premiums: value, momentum, quality, and low-volatility, while having a better sustainability profile than that of the benchmark. They are run on seven different broad investment universes, where S&P Dow Jones serves as the calculation agent, and are based on Robeco's proprietary stock ranking and index construction methodology.
Joop Huij, head of Factor Investing Equities and Factor Index Research at Robeco said: "We spent valuable time in due diligence and found Credit Suisse Asset Management to be one of the best in the business. They have an outstanding reputation for high-level precision in replicating indices and we look forward to working together as part of this partnership."
Valerio Schmitz-Esser, head of Credit Suisse Asset Management Index Solutions said: "We have been seeing an increasing shift towards passive investments, whereby a newer aspect of this trend are portfolios based on specialised indices, made possible by recent advances in indexing and replication, which we have pioneered. The partnership with Robeco puts us in an excellent position to cover this market."