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MEDIA RELEASE  Robeco has added a factor investing module to its online platform Robeco Essentials. This unique online training tool allows Australian based investment professionals to learn the background and create insights on factor investing, while accrue hours towards their CPD accreditation.

The factor investing module comprises building blocks that can be accessed for self-study purposes. Each building block includes educational content presented not only in text, but also in the form of animated videos, charts, case studies and a summary. Once all of the building blocks have been completed, participants can take the test, that counts for CPD accreditation.

 The need for education is increasing and by launching this online platform, Robeco aims to share its wealth of knowledge and expertise on key topics, to enable financial professionals to further improve their skills and help their clients achieve their investment goals. This module follows on from the first module on Sustainable Investing, which went live last year. Both modules are now available online for investment professionals. 

Stephen Dennis, Head of Robeco Australia: “In conversations with clients, we noticed a desire for educational materials that help investment professionals gain a better understanding of certain themes. Research lies at the heart of everything we do and given our 90 years of investment experience, we feel it as our responsibility to share our knowledge on highly relevant themes such as factor investing and sustainable investing with our clients.”

Joop Huij, Head of Factor Investing Equities and Factor Index Research: “Factor investing is no longer considered a niche. We’ve been leading the way in factor investing for over 25 years, and are convinced that in order to provide informed advise, or make the right decisions, sufficient knowledge is instrumental – certainly when it comes to implementing a factor investing strategy. We see it as our duty to help investment professionals and share our expertise, therefore I am excited to have launched this module.”  

More information on Robeco Essentials can be found here: https://www.robeco.com/au/essentials/

The module about factor investing can be found here: https://www.robeco.com/au/essentials/factor-investing/