Robeco at a glance

Robeco is an international asset manager offering an extensive range of active investments, from equities to bonds. Research lies at the heart of everything we do, with a ‘pioneering but cautious’ approach that has been in our DNA since our foundation in Rotterdam in 1929. We believe strongly in sustainability investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation.

Research from the very beginning

As Investment Engineers, we have placed the acquisition of knowledge at our core ever since our first director said “every investment strategy should be research-driven”. Through the unique integration of three types of research - Fundamental, Sustainable and Quantitative - we can offer ground-breaking investment strategies to our clients.

Our philosophy
1929: Laying the Foundations
History

1929: Laying the Foundations

Just weeks after the Wall Street Crash, seven Rotterdam businessmen formed a syndicate to invest peoples’ savings and manage money collectively. They named it the Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium, later shortened to Robeco. They thought stocks had hit at a low point, but due to the Great Depression, they lost half their money in the first two years. However, they persevered, laying the foundations for the modern Robeco.
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Facts & Figures

  • Robeco has EUR 137 billion AuM (December 2016)
  • We invest in emerging markets since 1930
  • We develop high yield investment strategies since 1998
  • EUR 78.3 billion is managed in ESG-integrated assets
  • EUR 39.5 billion is managed based on Quant models
  • We employ 879 people at 16 offices worldwide
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Leadership

Robeco has an executive committee and a supervisory board. The executive committee develops and executes the Robeco strategy including the management of the company on a day-to-day basis. The supervisory board takes a broader view, advises the executive committee and includes a representative from Robeco Group’s shareholder ORIX.

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Corporate Responsibility Report

Corporate Responsibility Report

Robeco has been at the forefront of sustainability investing since the 1990’s. We believe and demonstrate that good corporate governance and social responsibility enhance the long-term risk-return profiles of our investment portfolios.

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About Robeco Group

About Robeco Group

Robeco Group N.V. (Robeco Group) is the holding company for the following subsidiaries and joint ventures: Robeco, Boston Partners, Harbor Capital Advisors, Transtrend, RobecoSAM and Canara Robeco. As at 31 December 2016, the company had EUR 281 billion in assets under management. Robeco Group is the center of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco Group’s owner based in Tokyo, Japan.
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