High Returns From Low Risk

A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox

The Book

For generations investors have believed that risk and return are inseparable. But is this really true? In High Returns from Low Risk, Pim van Vliet, founder and fund manager of multi-billion Conservative Equity funds at Robeco and expert in the field of low-risk investing, combines the latest research with stock market data going back to 1929 to prove that investing in low-risk stocks gives surprisingly high returns, significantly better than those generated by high-risk stocks. Together with investment specialist Jan de Koning, he presents this counterintuitive story as a modern upbeat stock market equivalent of ‘the tortoise and the hare’.


This book helps you to construct your own low-risk portfolio, select the right ETF or to find an active low-risk fund in order to profit from this paradox. And it explains why investing in low-risk stocks works and will continue to work, even once more people become aware of the paradox. It’s also a personal story, one that links our human nature and behavior to a prudent and successful investment formula. High Returns from Low Risk gives all the tools one needs to achieve excellent, long-term investment results. The book is available in English, German,  French, Spanish and will be published in Dutch and simplified Chinese as well.

Praise for the book

"The low-risk effect, that is the idea that historically, unlike many well-known theories, average return across stocks doesn't appear to go up with most standard measures of risk, is one of the most important 'anomalies' in modern finance. Pim van Vliet is one of the pioneers in studying this effect and using it to improve investor portfolios. Anyone interested in systematic equity investing should carefully read this important book."

Clifford S. Asness, Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management, USA


“Pim van Vliet has been a pioneer in turning academic insights on the low risk equity anomaly into a multi-billion investment portfolio. This book presents his magnum opus in a clear and powerful way, shedding light on low risk investing for anyone interested in equity investing, regardless of their quantitative background. It’s definitely a worthy read.”

Gerben de Zwart, Head of Quantitative Equities, APG Asset Management, The Netherlands


"I loved reading the book. It’s educational, humble, funny and philosophical; quite rare attributes for a financial book. In today's world  where individuals will have to take more and more responsibility for their savings, this book serves a need: providing sound and pragmatic advice about how to manage one’s savings. Furthermore, this book puts forward an inconvenient truth about investment that is close to my heart: more risk doesn’t necessarily mean more return. On the contrary, it is sound and pro-active risk management that permits investment portfolios to have sustainable long-term returns"

Fiona Frick, CEO Unigestion, Switzerland


"Pim van Vliet’s experience as one of pioneers of low volatility investing gives him unique insight into one of the most fascinating economic anomalies of our time.  The idea that risk, properly defined, generates a positive return, is one of those ideas that becomes even more profound when we learn it is not true. There is no cosmic risk karma that pays people for taking risk, and this book will help people understand what types of investment risks generate premiums, and which actually will cost you money."

Eric Falkenstein, Author of ‘The Missing Risk Premium’: Why Low Volatility Investing works, USA


“Explaining a financial theory to a broad audience is no easy task, and refuting one of the oldest and best known investment theories: higher risk for higher returns, harder still. But Pim (and Jan) manage to convince the reader in this easy to read and accessible book of their approach. They not only explain low-risk investing, but offer readers a whole set of investment (and even life) lessons at the same time. I would recommend every investor read this book. It may not turn all readers into low-risk investors, but it certainly will offer valuable insights into the risk/return question.”

Ronald van Genderen, CFA, Manager Research Analyst at Morningstar, The Netherlands


The Illustrations


Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In order to explain the remarkable stock market paradox of low risk stocks beating high risk stocks in the best possible way, the book contains a lot of beautiful illustrations and graphs created by graphs illustrator Ron Offermans.


The Authors

Pim van Vliet, PhD is the founder and fund manager of the multi-billion Conservative Equity funds at Robeco. These low-risk funds are based on academic research and provide investors with a stable source of income from the stock market. He is a guest lecturer at several universities, the author of numerous financial publications and he travels the world advocating low-volatility investing. Pim holds a PhD and an MSc (cum laude) in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Jan de Koning, CFA, CAIA, CIPM, CMT is fund manager Core Quant Equities (Enhanced Indexing and Active Quant) at Robeco and an expert in the field of quantitative equity strategies. Before joining Robeco, Jan worked as fiduciary manager for Dutch pension funds and insurance companies and was a fund manager at Somerset Capital Partners as well as investment advisor at Van Lanschot Bankiers. Jan holds a MSc from Tilburg University and is a CFA®, CAIA, CIPM and CMT charter holder.


The Dataset

Exclusively for readers of the book we offer the complete dataset covering the period 1929 - 2017.


High Returns From Low Risk - Dataset 1929 - 2017
High Returns from Low Risk - Dataset 192
Microsoft Excel Table 2.1 MB

The Screeners

Your Review

Have you read the book? If your answer is 'Yes', we hope you liked it and are able and willing to practically implement this prudent investment philosophy. We're grateful you have taken the time to 'listen' to the story of this remarkable investment paradox. We're interested to receive your feedback as it may inspire other investors as well to become a tortoise-like investor! Please submit your review on the website of Amazon (for eBook/Kindle, click here), Barnes & Noble, !ndigo or Bol.com (in Dutch). If you would like to share private feedback, please feel free to do so by our contact form.  

Robeco slaat gong om aandacht te vragen voor ‘De conservatieve belegger”

"Robeco slaat samen met beleggingsexperts Pim van Vliet en Jan de Koning de gong, en vragen hiermee aandacht voor het beleggingsgedrag van de conservatieve belegger. Van Vliet en de Koning hebben een boek geschreven over laag volatiel beleggen. Hiervan komt midden oktober een Nederlandse vertaling van uit."


Beter beleggen met de kwantformule van Robeco

"Het kon niet uitblijven. Na Graham’s formule en de Magic Formula, daar is ie dan: de kwantformule. Dat wil zeggen de simpele kwantitatieve formule van Robeco. Naar verluidt zou elke belegger hiermee uit de voeten moeten kunnen. We namen de proef op de som.


Al in 1934 drukte Benjamin Graham, de leermeester van Warren Buffett, in zijn boek Security Analysis beleggers op het hart de financiële positie van bedrijven zorgvuldig te bestuderen. Enkel de aandelen die onder hun intrinsieke waarde noteren, beschikken door hun onderwaardering over een veiligheidsmarge en zijn dus geschikt als investering."


Una verdad incómoda - David Cano

"Este libro trata de inversores y de mercados que no siempre se comportan según la teoría. Esta es la historia de una verdad incómoda: cómo las acciones de bajo riesgo (la tortuga) baten a las de alto riesgo (la liebre). Sirve para conocer una de las principales anomalías en los mercados financieros: la relación entre riesgo y rentabilidad no solo no es lineal sino que en ocasiones se hace negativa (sobre todo cuanto mayor es el riesgo). Ataque frontal al CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model)."


Fortune Financial's Lawrence Hamtil interviews Pim van Vliet

"Over the last few years, Lawrence has written several times about the myth of more risk equaling more reward, explaining that, historically, the opposite has been true: low-volatility sectors and strategies have outperformed more volatile sectors and strategies.


Lawrence: "In January, after publishing "Why Low-Vol Strategies Make Sense Now", I was pleasantly surprised by an email from Jan de Koning of Robeco in the Netherlands, who, along with Pim van Vliet, PhD, manages a multi-billion dollar fund based on the low-volatility 'paradox.' Jan had come across my article, and was kind enough to share the knowledge on low-volatility investing that he and Pim have accumulated over the years. To make a long story short, Jan and Pim are experts on low-volatility investing, and after reading their wonderful book on the topic, I invited them to do a brief Q&A about their findings, which Pim was kind enough to do here."


Este libro revela una historia sobre el mercado de valores que cambiará la visión que tienes de la inversión - Review El Mundo Financiero

"¿Qué es lo que ocurre? Muchos inversores no lo han advertido hasta ahora, porque siempre han adoptado un enfoque a corto plazo en lugar de uno a largo plazo, quizás por la trampa del bonus anual. Una vez te has dado cuenta de que sólo necesitas una cantidad moderada de riesgo en tu cartera y mantienes una visión a largo plazo, automáticamente estarás menos inclinado a consultar los precios de las acciones, a esperar las últimas noticias, a operar con frecuencia, etc.

Este libro revela una historia sobre el mercado de valores que cambiará la visión que tienes de la inversión. Es una historia sobre la paradoja con la que tropezaros los autores hace muchos años. Es la historia de una “verdad incómoda” para los profesores de economía, puesto que desbarata totalmente sus modelos."


Las acciones de bajo riesgo te hacen rico, las de alto riesgo te hacen pobre - interview with La Informacion

"A la hora de invertir, todos damos por hecho que al hacer apuestas más arriesgadas se pueden obtener mayores ganancias. Pero no es cierto. Como explican los profesores holandeses Pim Van Vliet y Jan de Koning en El pequeño libro de los altos rendimientos con bajo riesgo (Deusto) invertir en una cartera de baja volatilidad es, a la larga, más rentable que hacerla en una de alto riesgo.


Y es algo que, aseguran, han comprobado tras años y años de estudios cuantitativos. De Koning, que trabaja junto a Van Vliet en el fondo de inversión Robeco, ha contestado a las preguntas de La Información."

Blog by Rafael Damborenea on Finect website

"Aprovechando que viene un fin de semana de lluvias y frío en la mayor parte de España, puede ser una buena idea quedarse en casa y disfrutar de una buena lectura. El último libro que he leído, y al que hace honor el título del artículo, está escrito por Pim van Vliet y Jan de Koning (ambos trabajadores de Robeco). Se llama El pequeño libro de los altos rendimientos con bajo riesgo y fue publicado por Deusto el pasado 30 de enero.


Aunque el título pueda llevar a pensar que se trata del enésimo intento de vendernos el Santo Grial de la inversión, nada más lejos de la realidad: es una lectura amena, divertida y que demuestra al lector que, a largo plazo, las acciones de baja volatilidad son mucho más rentables que las de alta volatilidad.


La teoría moderna de gestión de carteras, muy presente en cualquier carrera, postgrado o certificación profesional del ámbito financiero, viene a decirnos que, a mayor riesgo, mayor será la rentabilidad. Y es aquí donde van Vliet explica la paradoja de los altos rendimientos con bajo riesgo."

Cómo mejorar su cultura financiera para tomar decisiones acertadas con su dinero - Periodista Digital

"Existe la creencia generalizada de que, cuanto más arriesgadas son las inversiones, mayores serán los beneficios. Pero es justo lo contrario, aunque contradiga la intuición y lo que se estudia en las escuelas de negocios.


Las acciones de bajo riesgo son las que pueden hacerte rico, mientras que las que comportan mucho riesgo es probable que te lleven a la ruina, tal y como Van Vliet y De Koning demuestran de manera convincente y con una gran cantidad de datos sólidos y fiables que abarcan casi un siglo de operaciones bursátiles.


De hecho, invertir en una cartera de baja volatilidad es más rentable que hacerlo en una de alta rentabilidad. Muchos inversores no lo han advertido hasta ahora porque siempre han adoptado un enfoque a corto plazo en lugar de uno a largo plazo, y han pasado por alto lo que Albert Einstein llamó la octava maravilla del mundo: los rendimientos compuestos, es decir, los rendimientos sobre rendimientos previos."

Las bolsas vuelven a la irracionalidad - La Vanguardia

"Albert Camus solía repetir que todo lo que había aprendido de los hombres y de la moral lo había aprendido en el fútbol. Jan De Konig, coautor de El pequeño libro de los altos rendimientos con bajo riesgos (Deusto 2018), especialista en estrategias de inversión en la firma holandesa Robeco, también ha aprendido mucho del fútbol a la hora de invertir. Después de la volatilidad de esta semana, su esquema en la pizarra es el siguiente: “Para ganar, no puedes llenar el equipo de atacantes como Messi. Tienes que pensar en tener una buena defensa”, explica. “En las bolsas, muchos inversores cometieron este error. Creyeron que al apostar en firmas glamurosas y de alto crecimiento como Alibaba o Tesla tendrían la victoria asegurada. Pero no”. Para De Konig, hubiera sido más prudente apostar, desde el principio, en compañías “aburridas”, como eléctricas, telecomunicaciones o materiales químicos, es decir, firmas que no son cíclicas."

High Returns Low Risk – The Low Vol Anomaly: The Seven Circles

"Today’s post is a first look at a popular book from last year – High Returns from Low Risk – and at the low volatility anomaly it describes. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But for once it isn’t. The book is written by Pim Van Vliet and Jan De Koning, and looks at one of the most recently discovered – or more accurately, most recently publicized – market paradoxes.

The Best Trading Books of 2017 by Traderlife.co.uk

Hannah Langworth: "Looking for something to add to your Christmas list? Well here are six books published in the last twelve months that are well worth a read over the holidays – plus one to look out for in the new year.


Think that you have to invest in high-risk assets to get high returns? Think again, says this book. “In life you should try to find the optimum between too little and too much,” say the authors, and claim that this applies to investment risk too. Chosen carefully, a portfolio of low-risk assets can actually outperform high-risk ones, they argue, giving traders access to the investment holy grail of great returns with minimal exposure."

Book review in El Economista by Javier Lopez Bernardo, Ph.D, CFA

La ciencia económica, o la ciencia lúgubre como la apodó el historiador Thomas Carlyle en el siglo XIX, ha basado su desarrollo sobre el principio de la escasez de recursos. Una gran parte de la teoría económica moderna está basada en el axioma de la asignación eficiente de recursos y su implicación para el bienestar de una sociedad.


Desde este punto de vista, una de las frases favoritas de los economistas es que no hay “nada gratis” (free lunch): los recursos destinados a un uso tienen que ser sustraídos de otro. Dichos axiomas de la ciencia económica se extrapolaron en la década de 1950 a la teoría financiera gracias a la teoría de carteras de Harry Markowitz. En dicha teoría, el axioma de que no hay nada gratis se aplica al rendimiento de los activos financieros: dicho rendimiento es proporcional al nivel de riesgo asumido (medido por la volatilidad de los precios), con lo que si se quieren obtener retornos superiores en mercados eficientes hay que asumir mayores volatilidades.

#1 Position on the Top 10 Must Read Finance Books of 2017

Finance Monthly has heard from Tamir Davies, content writer and researcher for Savoy Stewart, on the top 10 finance based books to look out for this year, a little about each and which reader they are best suited to.


Tackling the subject of ‘finance’, no matter your aim or venture, can be a difficult feat. It is a tricky topic to get your head around, even if you consider yourself an expert, and as the saying goes ‘knowledge is power’. One traditional way of acquiring this knowledge is by reading. You may be a solicitor, accountant, commercial property investor or CFO, but the ultimate aim is the same – to better yourself in the financial world and to make a return on investment.


1. High Returns from Low Risk: A remarkable Stock Market Paradox by Pim Van Vliet

Traditionally, investors used to view low-risk stocks as safe but unprofitable. And of course profitability is the most important aspect of financial investment. However, this is now a flawed theory. This book, explores how low-risk stocks are actually proving to be far more beneficial, and can outperform high-risk stocks. If you used to believe, the higher the risk, the greater the reward – this old axiom is holding you back. Who’s it for: If you have money and want to know where to put it, with maximum return. Suitable for investors, those in private equity and property investment.

Conservative Formula available at ValueSignals.com

As of today investors can screen for stocks that offer high returns from low risk by using the screener of ValueSignals.com.

Charles Sizemore reviews the book

"Van Vliet and de Koning found that, over the past 86 years, a portfolio of the least volatile stocks (lowest decile) outperformed a portfolio of the most volatile stocks (highest decile) with annualized returns of 10.2% and 6.4%, respectively.


Van Vliet and de Koning are anomaly hunters, and I would include them among the growing evidence-based “smart beta” movement that seek to build a better mousetrap than traditional cap-weighting indexing."

Book review in the Financial Times - FTAdvisor

"I am always keen to consider and understand new investment strategies. Exposure to a wide range of views and opinions is an important factor in allowing me to continue to deliver robust financial advice.


I am therefore pleased to have taken time to read High Returns from Low Risk. Heavy with paradox, I think overall the text is aimed at the do-it-yourself investor who is comfortable and confident to make longer term investment choices with the aim of re-investing income/returns to achieve effective/rewarding compounding – indicated as the eighth wonder of the world."

Stockopedia.com: book review and recommendation

"One of Europe’s most influential fund managers has just written a fabulous little book titled “High Returns from Low Risk - a remarkable stock market paradox”. I don’t recommend many books, but I think there are a lot of investors that could learn from this. It’s barely 140 pages long, and in spite of a dose of marketing towards the end, it’s a great addition to any stock market investor’s library.


The book is written by academic turned fund manager Pim Van Vliet and his colleague Jan de Koning. Both work at the Dutch fund management group Robeco, which has become well known for its factor investing funds. While Van Vliet will take the plaudits for the book, it’s clear that De Koning has had a huge hand in making his ideas accessible and should take a lot of credit. It’s no mean feat to make tricky financial concepts easily understandable, and I think they’ve nailed it.

Review by Larry Swedroe on ETF.com

"Larry Swedroe, a principal and the director of research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth as well as an independent member of the BAM Alliance and author of the book "Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing: The Way Smart Money Invests Today" has wrote a review on the well-known website ETF.com.


Larry: "Van Vliet and de Koning’s simple algorithm-based methodology is similar to the simple algorithm approach, or “magic formula,” presented by Joel Greenblatt in his book “The Little Book That Beats the Market.” (..) Both demonstrate that simple algorithms (which provide systematic approaches to gaining exposure to well-documented factors) have been able to outperform the vast majority of professional investors using their discretion. It’s the “machine is superior to man” story, the explanation being that man is subject to many biases that are difficult to overcome.

Summarizing the book, Van Vliet and de Koning conclude that the fact that low-risk stocks beat high-risk stocks is an inconvenient truth—inconvenient because it demonstrates that standard asset pricing models are wrong. For those interested in low-risk investing, reading “High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox” is well worth the time.

Book review Poland: Wysokie ryzyko daje niskie zyski

"Nie ma prostej liniowej zależności między ryzykiem a zyskiem na rynkach akcji. Najbardziej ryzykowne akcje są najmniej zyskowne – piszą Pim Van Vliet i Jen De Koning we właśnie wydanej książce „High Returns form Low Risk. A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox”. Wysokie ryzyko – wysokie zyski, niskie ryzyko – niskie zyski to zasada, która wydaje się być tak oczywista jak to, że ziemia jest okrągła. Jednak autorzy książki (jej polski tytuł to „Wysokie zyski z niskiego ryzyka. Niesamowity paradoks giełdy”) postanowili ją sprawdzić. Wzięli do analizy dane z amerykańskiej giełdy od stycznia 1926 r. do grudnia 2014 r. "

Australian review: 5 things I learned from “High Returns from Low Risk”

“High Returns from Low Risk” by Pim van Vliet is the most approachable book on the low volatility stock anomaly. Most investors will tell you that risk and return are two linked parts of investment – a willingness to take more risk delivers higher returns.


But is this always the case? Pim van Vliet doesn’t think so, and has built a large and successful funds management business out of his belief that assets that are lower risk deliver higher rewards than investment theory says they should. The book teaches you how to build low volatility equity portfolios that not only beat the market, but do so at lower levels . Here are five things that I learnt from this excellent book: .

Article in Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant: Paradox als exportproduct

"Het is de grote beleggingsparadox die Nederland nu als exportproduct koestert. Speculatieve groeiaandelen zoals Google en Snapchat leveren op lange of korte termijn niet meer rendement op dan behoudende defensieve waarden zoals Unilever en Ahold Delhaize. Hiermee wordt de oude in de VS zo gekoesterde beleggingswijsheid (‘hoe hoger het risico hoe hoger het rendement’) op zijn kop gezet. Risico loont niet, risico wordt afgestraft. Robeco timmert daarmee nu internationaal aan de weg."

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Book review by Dutch Magazine Financial Investigator

"Een van de zogenoemde beleggingswijsheden is dat risico en rendement met elkaar samenhangen: hoe hoger het risico, hoe hoger het mogelijke rendement. In ‘High Returns from Low Risk’ laat Pim van Vliet, Fund Manager van het Conservative Equity Fund bij Robeco, echter zien dat investeren in aandelen met een laag risico over een langere periode aanzienlijk meer oplevert dan beleggen in high-risk aandelen. De vraag die zich natuurlijk onmiddellijk voordoet is: waarom wordt er dan niet veel meer belegd in low-risk aandelen? Een van de charmes van het boek van Van Vliet, waarvan Jan de Koning, eveneens beleggingsspecialist bij Robeco, co-auteur is, is dat dit soort vragen niet uit de weg worden gegaan. Wat blijkt?"

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Money Life India: A Breakthrough Book

"For the patient do-it-yourself investor, High Returns from Low Risk by Pim Van Vliet is a breakthrough book, in the same league as The Little Book that Beats the Market. In that book, Joel Greenblatt explained how ranking stocks on the basis of high return on capital and low valuation does the job of picking long-term winners. This book, too, offers a quantitative formula. Van Vliet demonstrates that ranking stocks on three filters—low volatility, high dividend yield and rising momentum —yields terrific market-beating results. He shares the excellent back-tested results of this formula"

Bokrecension from Sweden: High Returns from Low Risk

Som något av ett mål för året har jag köpt hem en del ekonomi- och finansböcker. Helt enkelt i syfte att lära mig mer om olika teorier och strategier samt försöka bli än mer kritisk och påläst i mitt beslutsfattande. Den första boken jag läste var Rich Dad Poor Dad som var mer inspirerande och motiverande till att försöka få in ett mer ekonomiskt och drivande tankesätt i vardagen varpå man göder sin egen framgång. Bild High Returns from Low Risk är skriven av en fondförvaltare vid namn Pim Van Vliet, holländare, som grundat och förvaltat fonden Constitutional Equity Fond för Robeco. Boken vill redogöra för vad den kallar för "Investeringsparadoxen". Paradoxen innebär förenklat att devisen "hög risk innebär hög avkastning" inte stämmer. Hög risk tenderar att leda till medioker avkastning medan låg risk och framförallt låg volatilitet leder till exemplarisk avkastning över tid. Således är paradoxen att det är låg risk som ger hög avkastning och tvärtom. Alltså fundamentalt emot vad som predikas i flera läromedel gällande investeringar.

Updated dataset: Low Risk stocks continue to beat High Risk stocks

Our book, High Returns from Low Risk: a remarkable stock market paradox, has been available for sale since the beginning of January 2017. We are very satisfied that the book grabbed the attention of investors from all over the world as we’ve highlighted in previous blog-posts. After the summer we expect some more momentum by introducing the book in other languages as well.


In the English and German book we demonstrate the powerful and remarkable results of investing 100 USD in a portfolio consisting so-called ‘Conservative stocks’ and the results of investing a similar amount of money in a portfolio consisting high-risk stocks, the so-called Risky portfolio. Both portfolios started on the 1st of January 1929 and the book demonstrates the evolution of both portfolios until the first of January 2015. The different graphs, illustrations and tables shown in the book provide a clear message: low-risk beats high-risk when investing in equities.


During 2015 and 2016 we have kept ourselves busy by writing and publishing the book. In the book we promised our readers to inform them once we’ve updated the dataset. As of today readers of the book are able to download and access the updated dataset covering the period January 1929 – January 2017 (password protected, the password can be found in the book in Chapter 15 and equals the third word in the first sentence of this chapter). This updated dataset includes the monthly returns of the ten volatility-sorted portfolios for the years 2015 and 2016. As can be seen in the graph Conservative stocks continue to beat Risky stocks over the last two years.

Book review by ValueWalk.com

"Pim van Vliet and Jan de Koning, both members of Robeco’s quantitative equities team (with van Vliet responsible primarily for the firm’s conservative equity strategies), have written a book challenging the claim that risk and return are positively correlated. High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox (Wiley, 2017) is intended for a broad audience of investors. As a result, even though the authors obviously have quant skills, there’s no razzle-dazzle math on display here"

Column in Intercontinental Finance & Law

"For generations investors have believed that risk and return are inseparable. Emperical-evidence proves them wrong. The good news: investors can profit from this paradox".

The inconvenient truth of a remarkable stock market paradox
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Risikoarme Aktien erzielen langfristig höhere Erträge

"Für viele Investoren gilt nach wie vor der Glaubensgrundsatz, dass sich eine höhere Rendite ausschlieBlich über ein gröBeres eingegangenes Risiko erzielen lässt. Diese vermeintlich positive Beziehung zwischen Rendite und Risiko ist eine zentrale Erkenntnis in gängigen Kapitalmarktmodellen wie dem CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model)."

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Factor Investing for the Masses - 3i-Invest.com

"Take a look at the business section next time you’re in a bookshop and the chances are the smiling, bespectacled face of Warren Buffett will be looking at you from multiple book covers, advocating the merits of value investing. It is not quite the same with low-volatility strategies.

Although low-volatility investment strategies have steadily gained popularity among institutional investors worldwide in recent years, there are no ukulele-playing sages who have made this form of investing a key topic in the popular investment genre.

Pim van Vliet, Managing Director of Conservative Equities at Robeco, thought it was time to change this and has published a book that explains the history, methodology and application of the low-volatility anomaly in simple terms."

German book review by German finance blog

Im Gegensatz zu seinem deutschen Kollegen ist Pim van Vliet jedoch – was als Feststellung und nicht als Wertung zu versetehen ist – mit einer gehörigen Portion trockenen Humors ausgestattet, die augenzwinkernd sein jüngst im FinanzBuch Verlag aufgelegtes Buch „High Returns from Low Risk“ (*) durchzieht. Die Kernthese des für die Fondsgesellschaft Robeco tätigen Portfoliomanagers lautet: Etwas mehr Risiko erhöht die Rendite, zu viel davon verringert sie jedoch wieder – dieser Befund ist langfristig stabil, gilt weltweit und über alle Anlageklassen. Vor allem aber widerspricht er dem klassischen Lehrbuchdogma der Wertpapieranlage, demnach höhere Renditen immer mit höherem Risiko einhergehen und umgekehrt. Wie kommt van Vliet nun zu diesem von ihm selbst so bezeichneten „Anlageparadox“?


Nach dem Fußballfeld ist mit „High Returns from Low Risk: Der Weg zum eigenen stabilen Aktien-Portfolio“ (*) nunmehr auch auf dem Börsenparkett der Klassiker Deutschland gegen die Niederlande eröffnet.

Koop 'De Conservatieve belegger' bij:

Buy: High Returns from Low Risk: A remarkable Stock Market Paradox:

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Acheter: Un paradoxe financier étonnant: Le lièvre et la tortue

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