Rotterdam, 21 July 2016 –Robeco today announces the opening of a new office in Singapore. This office will focus on credit research and strengthening our service to our clients in the market and the broader Southeast Asia region.
Singapore is a fast growing Asian fixed income hub, so by establishing a permanent presence in the market, Robeco is able to expand capabilities, leverage opportunities and further strengthen our fixed income infrastructure in the region. Maurice Meijers, Client Portfolio Manager Fixed Income for the Asian markets, will be heading the Singapore office. In addition to Meijers, two credit analysts will also be based in Singapore.
Maurice Meijers said: “Singapore is uniquely positioned as a leading fixed income hub in Asia, with a strong outlook for future growth. Robeco’s pan-Asia business, which includes offices in many key Asian markets, allows us to gain access to local market knowledge and attract local talent. The opening of our Singapore office is another important addition to Robeco’s Asia footprint and will enable us to further expand our fixed income capability to leverage opportunities in the region.”
Nick Shaw, Head of Global Financial Institutions, said: “The Asia Pacific region leads the world in new wealth creation and Singapore has long-since established itself as a global private banking hub. The opening of a local Singapore office will allow us to better service our distribution partners and provide local support to institutional clients and consultants in the region.”
Robeco, a global asset manager, offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide since 1929. Robeco’s head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Robeco is a subsidiary of Robeco Group. As at 31 March 2016 the group has USD 299 billion in assets under management, of which 49% are institutional. Robeco Group employs over 1400 employees (including over 250 portfolio managers and analysts) in 15 countries across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Robeco has had a presence in Asia Pacific since 2005 and we have been growing our footprints in the region with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and now Singapore. Hong Kong is home to our Asia Pacific equities investment team, and our new Singapore office will be an extension of our Rotterdam fixed income team. The expansion in Asia Pacific is a key part of our “strategy 2014-2018: accelerate growth”.