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 sustainable investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation.

181 billion

EUR in assets under management (December 2023)

176 billion

EUR is managed in ESG-integrated assets
(December 2023)

69 billion

EUR is managed based on Quant models (December 2023)


marks Robeco's start in Rotterdam


saw our first emerging markets investment


offices welcome 1049 employees around the world (December 2023)


We are researchers

Developing superior solutions requires an innovative nature and a pioneering spirit. That’s why we nurture a culture in which new ideas are welcomed and embraced, from investing in Peru in 1930 and Hong Kong in 1968 to launching our first sustainable strategy in 1995.

Who we are


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.

1929: Laying the Foundations

Robeco in Switzerland

Robeco has had a strong presence in Switzerland since 1972, when we opened our first office in Zurich. This was followed by another office in Geneva, to serve the French-speaking part of the country.

Robeco Switzerland Ltd is a FINMA-licensed asset manager for collective investment schemes. At our Zurich offices, we employ around 90 people in the Investments, Sustainable Investment Research, Corporate Services and Sales Switzerland departments.

The Swiss location is a pioneer in sustainable investing, based on a commitment shaped by a long-standing cooperation with Swiss market leader Sustainable Asset Management (RobecoSAM), which was founded in 1995 and acquired by Robeco in 2006.


Robeco is fully owned by ORIX Europe, a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation. ORIX Corporation is a Japanese business conglomerate that started operating in 1964.

Robeco has an Executive Committee and a Supervisory Board. The Executive Committee develops and executes the Robeco strategy, and manages the company on a day-to-day basis. The Supervisory Board monitors the execution of the company policy and advises the Executive Committee. Its members includes a representative from ORIX Corporation.

Integrated Annual report

Integrated Annual report

Robeco’s Integrated Annual Report (IAR) contains detailed insights into our financial and non-financial progress towards our strategic ambitions and demonstrates how we create value for our stakeholders. The IAR explains how we generate return on investment for our clients, contribute to economic stability, while simultaneously aim to take part in addressing the societal challenges of our time.