Robeco expands Quant Research team with appointment of Harald Lohre

Rotterdam, 10 March 2022 – Robeco has expanded its Quant Equity Research team with the appointment of Harald Lohre as Executive Director Quant Equity Research.

In this newly created position, Mr. Lohre further strengthens the leadership of Robeco in the field of Quant Investing and supervises its research efforts to further enhance Robeco’s Quant Equity strategies. Mr. Lohre will also remain an Honorary Researcher at the Department of Accounting and Finance of Lancaster University Management School, coordinating the PhD research projects between Robeco and Lancaster University. Mr. Lohre reports to Weili Zhou, Head of Robeco’s Quant Equity Research team.

Mr. Lohre joins Robeco from Invesco Quantitative Strategies, where he was Director of Research and a member of the global management team. Previously, he was Head of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager at Deka Investment GmbH. Before joining Deka, he completed his Doctoral Studies in Finance summa cum laude at the University of Zurich while working as an Analyst in the Quantitative Strategies Team of Union Investment. Mr. Lohre holds a Diploma in Mathematical Finance from the University of Konstanz and is a former fellow of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM), Cambridge Judge Business School.

Weili Zhou, Head Quant Equity Research: “Research lays at the core of everything we do in Quant Investing and expanding our research capability even further is therefore a logical step. Harald is a highly respected and renowned professional, both in academia and the industry of Quant Investing. With his profound knowledge and academic network, we have found a person that can help bring our well-established Quant Equity strategies to a higher level. We will keep innovating and investing to further build out our leadership in this area to enable our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions.”

Harald Lohre: “Bridging theory and practice to identify and manage salient drivers of asset returns has been at the heart of my professional journey. Hence, I am delighted to be joining a fantastic group of like-minded investment professionals who have shaped today’s art and science of quantitative investing. I am very much looking forward to helping advance existing capabilities and venturing into new ones.”

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