As of July 2013, Amir Maani Shirazi and Marijn Davidse, formerly ABS portfolio managers, will move to the team of analysts covering financials within the Credits department, where they will join Roberto Bella and Taeke Wiersma.
As of April 2013, Jankees Ruizeveld has been appointed as Co-Head Credit Research in the Robeco Credits team. The decision was taken on the back of a growing pool of assets and the subsequent growth of the analysts team (12) covering credits and high yield. We believe the previous structure absorbed too much management time within Taeke Wiersma’s agenda. Therefore, responsibilities have been split, allowing both Taeke and Jankees to dedicate time and effort to their respective research responsibilities, whilst jointly guarding the quality of research generated by the team.
As of March 2013, Robeco has decided to further integrate its Sustainable Investment (SI) capabilities into its investment strategies (both equities and fixed income). This will take place under the leadership of Edith Siermann, CIO fixed income. Edith has always been directly involved in this strategic initiative. Erik Breen has announced that he will leave Robeco to pursue other career opportunities in the asset management or pension fund industry.