BOSTON, April 1, 2015 — Boston Partners, a premier provider of value equity investment products, today announced that the Boston Partners Long/Short Equity Fund was recognized at the Lipper Fund Awards in the category for best Alternative Long/Short Equity Fund, Institutional Shares, for the 10-year period, ending November 30, 2014.
In early February, Barron’s profiled Boston Partners Portfolio Manager Duilio Ramallo and the Boston Partners All-Cap Value Fund. The article, “Steering Clear of the Bumps,” highlighted how Duilio and the investment team apply Boston Partners’ three-circle approach — seeking cheap stocks, solid fundamentals and positive business momentum — to provide an analytical edge while avoiding value traps.
BOSTON-‐-‐(BUSINESS WIRE)-‐-‐Boston Partners, a premier provider of value equity investment products, today announced that Morningstar has named Senior Portfolio Manager Robert Jones, and the investment team of Boston Partners Long/Short Equity (Ticker: BPLSX and BPLEX) as the 2014 U.S. Alternatives Fund Manager of the Year.
BOSTON, October 7, 2014—John Hancock Investments has launched John Hancock Disciplined Value International Fund (Class A share ticker: JDIBX; Class I: JDVIX), the firm announced today. The Fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers at Boston Partners, a division of Robeco Investment Management.
(Boston, September 30, 2014) Boston Partners, a premier provider of value equity investment products, today announced it has received a $320 million mandate from Jackson National Life Insurance Company (“Jackson®”) for the new JNL/Boston Partners Global Long Short Equity Fund (the “Fund”). Jackson, a leading provider of retirement solutions, has made the Fund available on its Elite Access® variable annuity investment platform.
Boston Partners, introduced the Boston Partners Global Long/Short Fund (BGLSX) in early January. The new Fund has a similar investment process to the Boston Partners Long/Short Research Fund (BPIRX/BPRRX) with a wider global opportunity set. Managed by Jay Feeney, Christopher Hart and Josh Jones, who also manage the Boston Partners Global and International Equity funds (BPGIX and BPQIX), the Global Long/Short Fund will have least 40% invested in undervalued international stocks.
Nearly five years after the panic of March 2009, when stock prices dropped to the lowest levels in recent history, the U.S. equity markets have returned to the range of fair value. At around 1,800 the S&P 500 Index is trading at about 16.5 times estimated 2013 earnings, priced for a fair rate of return in the long run of between 7 and 9% - in line with historical averages. As such, the equity markets look neither cheap nor overvalued.
Few managers can claim to have a true competitive advantage; the WPG Partners Micro Cap team is the exception. Led by Richard Shuster and Greg Weiss, the team immerses itself in finding, analyzing, and meeting with over 600 companies each year.