Robeco enhances and renames multi-asset proposition with focus on sustainability and flexibility

  • Multi-Asset Income is now Sustainable Income Allocation

  • Multi-Asset Sustainable is now Sustainable Diversified Allocation

  • Multi-Asset Growth is now Sustainable Dynamic Allocation

  • Multi-asset funds demonstrated strong performance over the past years

Rotterdam, 11 April 2024 – Robeco has strengthened its multi-asset proposition. The multi-asset funds have been renamed to better reflect their increased sustainability focus, ensuring transparency for clients in the retail funds. At the same time, the flexibility of the funds has increased while still leveraging the best of Robeco’s capabilities. The three funds have been grouped under the Capital Growth funds, making the multi-asset offering easier to access for those already invested in Robeco’s equity and fixed income strategies.

The investment approach has shifted from a ‘fund-of-funds’ model to a ‘line-by-line’ structure, allowing for more efficient risk management and tactical trades implementation, in line with industry trends. In particular, it enables more efficient active risk management of regional biases, factor exposures and liquidity, while reducing the need for extensive completion portfolios.

Despite these enhancements, the investment process remains consistent with its track record of more than five years. The funds continue to be benchmarked within the same peer group, enabling the utilization of their existing track record.

All Robeco’s Multi-Asset funds have exhibited strong long-term performance1 and been assigned the Gold Morningstar Medalist Rating™, as at 31.03.24.


Remmert Koekkoek, Head of Multi-Asset Solutions at Robeco: “We’ve made these strategic changes to offer investors the best mix of Robeco’s strategies across quant, fundamental, and thematic approaches. The sustainability focus has been intensified, aiming for the optimal balance between risk, return, and sustainability.”

Colin Graham, Portfolio Manager Multi-Asset Solutions at Robeco: “We’re committed to sustainable investing without compromising performance, hence the benchmarks for performance measurement remain unchanged. Additionally, the new setup provides transparency for clients to assess sustainability credentials and verify labels.”

The transition to line-by-line portfolios enables uniform binding elements across all strategies, with the funds promoting investments in the portfolio that avoid significant harm to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Robeco’s ‘5-year Expected Returns’ is a key input for the strategic asset allocation of the funds, explicitly considering the impact of climate change on individual asset classes in return forecasts.

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1performance may fluctuate going forward.