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Harbor Capital Advisors to establish five Robeco Quant Equity mutual funds in the United States

Rotterdam / Chicago, 12 December 2019 – Harbor Capital Advisors (Harbor) has selected five Robeco quantitative equity funds to offer to its clients in the United States.

Harbor has selected four Robeco Conservative Equity funds (Global, US, Global excluding US and Emerging Markets) and one Robeco Active Quant fund (emerging markets). Harbor will launch these as mutual funds under dual Harbor Robeco branding.

Maureen Beshar, Head of Robeco US & Canada: “We are excited to have been selected by Harbor Capital Advisors, and look forward to working together. While Harbor and Robeco have a long history, it is this history that makes the relationship remarkable. Given Harbor’s truly independent nature and the relationship between the companies, we had to prove even more that Robeco was the right choice. Harbor is known for its meticulous due diligence process, so being selected is another vote of confidence for our quant equity product range.”

Kristof Gleich, President at Harbor Capital Advisors: “We are thrilled to add these quantitative equity funds to our Harbor family. Quant investing has huge growth potential in the US and Robeco has been a leader in quant investing for decades, especially around the low volatility anomaly. By adding these mutual funds to our platform, we give our clients access to these evidence-based strategies, and their research based approach makes us confident that we have added a great solution for our clients to meet their long-term investment goals.”

The agreement with Harbor Capital Advisors complements Robeco’s existing sales presence in the US. Robeco US focuses on the largest asset owners and mandate business in the country, whereas Harbor offers investment options to a different client group. Robeco and Harbor Capital Advisors are sister companies in the ORIX Europe holding.

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