PNO Media selects Robeco for Asia-Pacific equity mandate

Rotterdam, 14 May 2019 – Robeco has been selected by PNO Media, the pension fund for the creative sector, to manage its Asia-Pacific equity portfolio of approximately EUR 250 million. The expertise and experience of Robeco and RobecoSAM with the integration of ESG criteria in investment decisions was an important factor in the decision.

The mandate for Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities, in which ESG is permanently integrated in the investment process, underlines the importance of sustainability for PNO Media. Robeco Asia-Pacific Equities invests actively in equities from developed and emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nelly Altenburg, chair of PNO Media: “Sustainability is an increasingly important aspect for us in our commitment to provide a good and responsible pension for employers, members and former members and pensioners. Robeco, in cooperation with RobecoSAM, is a leader in the field of sustainable investing. The investment strategy forming the basis for Robeco’s management of the portfolio is a good fit with the aims of PNO Media. And of course, the good financial results of the experienced and successful investment team in Hong Kong, which will be responsible for managing the Asia-Pacific portfolio, are important. These were the decisive factors in our decision to select Robeco.”

Christoph von Reiche, Head of Global Distribution & Marketing at Robeco: “This is a good match, given the priority that both organizations attach to sustainability. We manage EUR 100 billion on the basis of integrating environmental, social and governance factors in our investment process. We are delighted with the confidence shown by PNO Media in our knowledge and years of experience in sustainable investment solutions, and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with confidence.”

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