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Dutch banks present a joint statement for Copenhagen
Hans Rademaker (47) will become a member of the Robeco Management Board as of 1 February 2010. He will be responsible for Mainstream Investments.
Hester Borrie has been appointed as a member of the Management Board of Robeco Groep N.V. She will be responsible for Global Distribution and Marketing. Hester Borrie’s appointment is subject to the approval of the regulators.
On September 9, 2009, Robeco TEDA (Tianjin) Equity Investment Management Company Limited (“Robeco TEDA”), a leading investment manager in the area of sustainable private equity, and Agricultural Bank of China (“ABC”), one of the largest commercial banks in the People’s Republic of China, have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of private equity investing.
The Management Board of Robeco Direct N.V. announces that the semi annual report 2009 will be published on 26 August 2009.
Robeco Private Equity has had a successful first closing of Euro 50 million on its Robeco Responsible Private Equity Fund II. Investors in the first close count established institutional investors from The Netherlands and Italy.
Roderick Munsters (45) has been appointed to the position of CEO of Robeco Groep N.V. This appointment will become effective on 1 September 2009 and requires the approval of the Dutch regulators. He will take over from George Möller who, it has already been announced, will be leaving Robeco, as he has reached the required age. Roderick Munsters is currently a member of the executive board and Chief Investment Officer of APG N.V.
The Management Board of Robeco Direct N.V. announces that the annual report 2008 will be published on 29 April 2009. A copy of the annual report is available on www.robeco.com.
On 1 April 2009, Willem Buiter joined the Supervisory Board of Robeco Groep N.V. On 23 April 2009 last, he was also appointed to the supervisory boards of the Robeco and Rolinco funds, and on 6 May next he will obtain a seat on the supervisory board of Rorento.
Despite the uncommonly harsh conditions, Robeco managed to realize net cash inflow of around EUR 600 million in 2008. As a result of falling stock prices, assets under management declined from EUR 146 billion to around EUR 111 billion. Some investment strategies managed to beat the trend and realize a positive performance; Transtrend’s Diversified Trend Program had a very good year, and the Lux-o-rente fixed-income duration program and several Robeco Boston Partners equity strategies performed well relative to their benchmarks. Robeco managed to avoid the most severe pitfalls such as US subprime mortgage-backed securities and imploding hedge funds.
On March 23, Robeco and TEDA International (Holding) Corporation Limited (“TEDA International", a strong partner with intimate knowledge of the Chinese Market and based in the heart of Tianjin Municipality, announced the establishment of Robeco TEDA (Tianjin) Investment Management Company and the upcoming launch of their first joint product, the Robeco TEDA Sustainable Private Equity Fund.