Robeco at a glance

Robeco is an international asset manager offering an extensive range of active investments, from equities to bonds. Research lies at the heart of everything we do, with a ‘pioneering but cautious’ approach that has been in our DNA since our foundation in Rotterdam in 1929. We believe strongly in sustainability investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation.

Research from the very beginning

As Investment Engineers, we have placed the acquisition of knowledge at our core ever since our first director said “every investment strategy should be research-driven”. Through the unique integration of three types of research - Fundamental, Sustainable and Quantitative - we can offer ground-breaking investment strategies to our clients.

Our philosophy

Robeco in Switzerland

Since 1999, Robeco (Schweiz) AG has continually expanded the distribution network for its products in Switzerland. All along, we have placed great value on the quality of our employees to ensure that we can offer our clients sophisticated solutions suited to their particular objectives.

Switzerland has been key to a deep commitment to sustainability investing, led by a long collaboration with the Swiss market leader Sustainable Asset Management (RobecoSAM), which was founded in 1995 and acquired by Robeco in 2006.

Following a group-wide restructuring in 2016, Robeco and RobecoSAM now operate as independent sister companies in Switzerland. This new way of working will offer the ‘best of both worlds’, allowing both companies to focus on what they do best, while maintaining the collaboration of expertise in SI to serve clients.

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1929: Laying the Foundations

1929: Laying the Foundations

Just weeks after the Wall Street Crash, seven Rotterdam businessmen formed a syndicate to invest people's savings and manage money collectively. They named it the Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium, later shortened to Robeco. They thought stocks had hit at a low point, but due to the Great Depression, they lost half their money in the first two years. However, they persevered, laying the foundations for the modern Robeco.
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Facts & Figures

  • Robeco has EUR 161 billion AuM (December 2017)
  • We invest in emerging markets since 1930
  • We have developed high yield investment strategies since 1998
  • EUR 102 billion is managed in ESG-integrated assets (December 2017)
  • EUR 53 billion is managed based on Quant models (December 2017)
  • We employ 877 people at 15 offices worldwide


Robeco has an executive committee and a supervisory board. The executive committee develops and executes the Robeco strategy including the management of the company on a day-to-day basis. The supervisory board takes a broader view, advises the executive committee and includes a representative from ORIX Corporation.

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About ORIX Corporation Europe N.V.

About ORIX Corporation Europe N.V.

Robeco is fully owned by ORIX Corporation Europe N.V. (ORIX Europe), a holding company which also comprises the following subsidiaries and joint ventures: Boston Partners, Harbor Capital Advisors, Transtrend, RobecoSAM and Canara Robeco. ORIX Europe is the center of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Corporate Responsibility Report

Corporate Responsibility Report

Robeco has been at the forefront of sustainability investing since the 1990’s. We believe and demonstrate that good corporate governance and social responsibility enhance the long-term risk-return profiles of our investment portfolios.

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