Rotterdam/New York, 7 September 2017– Today, Robeco announces the appointment of Maureen Beshar as Head of Robeco Institutional Asset Management US Inc. (Robeco US) with immediate effect. In this role Maureen will head Robeco’s sales and client relationship management efforts out of the company’s newly opened New York office. Robeco’s US-based team will focus on both global and local key consultants and on institutional investors in the US. Furthermore, Maureen will oversee and lead Robeco’s strategic business expansion in the US market.
Maureen Beshar has over 30 years of experience in the US asset management industry. Prior to joining Robeco, she was Executive Committee member and Head of Global Institutional Distribution, Client Service and Marketing at Nuveen Investments. In the past, Maureen also served as Head of Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations at ClearBridge Investments, Managing Director Global Consultant Relations at Lazard Asset Management, Director of Global Consultant Relations at Invesco Ltd and Head of East Coast Institutional Sales at Weiss, Peck & Greer.
Robeco’s Chief Executive Officer, Gilbert Van Hassel, said: "I’m very pleased that Maureen is joining the company to head up our sales efforts in the US. Expansion in the US, with its huge potential, is an important pillar of the Robeco growth strategy. I’m convinced that Maureen, with her long and successful track record and thorough understanding of consultants and client needs, has what it takes to continue building on the solid foundation we have in the US and turn Robeco into a consistent winner in the US.”
Maureen Beshar said: “I'm very excited to be joining Robeco. The firm has been an asset manager for almost ninety years and has demonstrated investment capabilities in quantitative and factor based investing, emerging markets and credit strategies. All of these have the foundation of both time tested intensive investment research, as well as a long history in sustainability investing. I believe these will resonate well with US plan sponsors and investment consultants. I look forward to expanding Robeco's US presence, and introducing my Rotterdam-based investment colleagues and their capabilities, both directly and through the team that I will be building."