As of October 2013, Stephan van IJzendoorn will join the Rates Team as portfolio manager. Stephan will replace Raymond Verstraelen, who left the company earlier this year. Before joining Robeco, Stephan worked for F&C as portfolio manager for Rates, Allianz Global Investors and A&O-Services. He has 10 years of experience in the investment industry.
As of June 2013, Jaap Hoek has returned to Robeco as portfolio strategist in the Investment Solutions & Research department. Portfolio strategists at Robeco concentrate on tailor-made portfolio designs to provide pension and investment solutions for clients. Previously, Jaap was director of Benelux FI Solutions Sales at Rabobank. Jaap started his career at Robeco in 1996, when he joined the Quantitative Research department. From 2001 to 2012, he worked in Robeco’s Fixed Income and Investment Solutions Department, where he held various positions, including that of senior portfolio manager.
As of May 2013, Lara Yacob, engagement specialist within the Governance and Active Ownership team in Rotterdam, has left Robeco to pursue other career opportunities. Lara will be replaced by two engagement specialists in the near future; details will be communicated as soon as possible. Her responsibilities have in the meantime been redistributed to other team members.