Robeco BP Global Premium Equities wins record ninth Morningstar award

Rotterdam – 17 April, 2014 – Robeco, a leading international asset manager based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is pleased to announce that Morningstar has named Robeco Boston Partners Global Premium Equities fund as the best of its class in a record nine European countries. The award – recognizing the fund’s one, three and five year performance in the Global Equity category – is a unique achievement for any equity fund. The fund’s long-time portfolio manager Christopher Hart picked up the latest award on the evening of 16 April at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

Commenting on the award, Christopher Hart, portfolio manager of Robeco BP Global Premium Equities, said: “This award is warmly received. We are thrilled that we have won nine Morningstar awards across Europe in 2014. This is unprecedented recognition. We are delighted that adhering to our Three Circles approach focusing on Valuation, Fundamentals and Momentum has paid off for our clients and has been recognized in the industry.”

Robeco BP Global Premium Equities currently has AuM of EUR 212m (as at 31 March 2014) and returned 20.19% annualized over the last five years. Its benchmark, the MSCI World Index (Net Return) (EUR), gained 17.24% over the same period*.

The fund received Morningstar awards in France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands in 2014.

* The value of your investments may fluctuate; past results are no guarantee of future performance.