Joshua Crabb to be promoted to Head of Asian Pacific Equities, Arnout van Rijn to strengthen Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset team
Rotterdam, 23 March 2022 – Joshua Crabb will become Head of Asia-Pacific Equities, taking over responsibilities from Arnout van Rijn as of 1 July 2022. Mr. Van Rijn has decided to relocate back to the Netherlands after 14 years in Hong Kong, and will strengthen Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset team as of 1 September 2022.
Mr. Crabb, who moved to Hong Kong in 2001 has worked closely with Mr. van Rijn over the past three years when he joined Robeco. He will succeed him as fund manager of Robeco Asia Pacific Equities and will be joined by Harfun Ven. Mr Ven has been with Robeco since 2008. In addition Mr. Crabb will take over responsibilities as manager of the Asia Pacific equities team.
Mr. van Rijn will join Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset team as portfolio manager. He set up Robeco’s Asia-Pacific team and was responsible for managing Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities, Robeco Asian Stars and Robeco Sustainable Asian Stars Equities. Vicki Chi who’s been with Robeco since 2006 and joined the Hong Kong team in 2014 will take over Robeco Asian Stars and Robeco Sustainable Asian Stars together with Mr. Crabb effective 1st April.
In his new role, Mr. van Rijn will use his experience and expertise in global equity investing to build out Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset capability. Last year the team was further expanded with the appointment of Colin Graham.
Mark van der Kroft, Chief Investment Officer Fundamental and Quant Equity: “I would like to congratulate Joshua, Arnout, Vicki and Harfun on their new roles and responsibilities. And I would like to express particular gratitude to Arnout for his unreserved commitment and devotion to set up our Hong Kong office. I’m delighted that he’s now joining our Sustainable Multi Asset team which is of strategic importance to Robeco, where clients can continue to benefit from his wealth of experience.”
Arnout van Rijn, Portfolio Manager Sustainable Multi Asset: “I really look forward to having the opportunity to contribute to the growth of Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset team. After 14 years in Hong Kong building both the team and our client base, I feel the time has come to relocate back to the Netherlands with my family. It’s a decision I’ve prepared over the last few years and I feel confident that under Joshua’s leadership, the team will embark on its next growth phase that will deliver strong outcomes for clients. The strategies are in the safe hands of a great and diverse team.”
Colin Graham, Head of Multi Asset Strategies: “We’re thrilled to welcome Arnout in the Sustainable Multi Asset Solutions team in Rotterdam. He brings 32 years of investment knowledge which will further strengthen the breadth and depth of the existing team. Furthermore, as an established investor covering emerging markets and Asia, his wide range of experience will enhance our offering, ensuring that we continue to stay ahead of the pack, and deliver the best investment outcomes for our clients.”