Kees Verbaas appointed Global Head of Fundamental Equity

Rotterdam, 1 September 2022 – Kees Verbaas has been appointed as Global Head of Fundamental Equity. In this role, he oversees the Global Equity, Emerging Markets, Chinese equity and Asia-Pacific Equity teams. Mr. Verbaas joins Robeco as of today and will report to Mark van der Kroft, CIO Fundamental and Quant Equity. He is based in Rotterdam.

Mr. Verbaas brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector. He joins Robeco from Altis Investment Management, NNIP’s fiduciary management group, where he has been Chief Investment Officer since 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Verbaas was Head of Fund Management at Blue Sky Group where he was responsible for investment performance of more than 40 investment pools across all asset classes. Mr. Verbaas worked at Robeco in 2011 as Client Portfolio Manager for its Emerging Markets Equity team. He also held roles such as CEO of Global Emerging Markets at Hermes Fund Managers in London and Head of Global Emerging Markets at ABN Amro Asset Management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Erasmus University and a Master’s from Leiden University in addition to several further qualifications.

Mark van der Kroft, CIO Fundamental and Quant Equity: “We’re pleased to welcome Kees back in this capacity. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise that will be a great benefit to Robeco and our Fundamental Equity teams. I’m confident that he will be a good fit with our teams and that he is well equipped to lead our efforts to continue delivering strong investment performance and growing our business over time.”

Kees Verbaas, Global Head of Fundamental Equity: “I’m thrilled to return to Robeco in this role leading Fundamental Equity. I look forward to collaborating across our global teams and building on what is already in place to deliver for clients and for Robeco.”

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