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Peter Ferket to leave Robeco

Rotterdam, 25 May 2020 – Robeco and Peter Ferket have mutually agreed that he will step down as Head of Investments and member of the Executive Committee and Management Board as per the end of May for personal reasons.
The search for a successor has started. Until a successor has been appointed, Peter Ferket’s responsibilities will be taken over by Victor Verberk, Deputy Head of Investments and member of the Executive Committee.

Peter Ferket joined Robeco in 1997. Since 2016, he has been Head of Investments and member of the Executive Committee and Management Board, and Chief Investment Officer Equities since 2010. Previously he was co-head of the Quantitative Equities team and portfolio manager of the Rolinco fund. Prior to that he held various positions at Robeco.

Peter Ferket: “It has been great to be part of Robeco. I am very proud of what we accomplished in the past two decades. We are global leaders in our key capabilities: sustainable investing, quant, credits and emerging markets and Asia Pacific equities. It has been a great privilege and pleasure working with all the highly talented, committed and engaged professionals at the company. However, after dealing with a personal challenge, my perspective on what I find most important and valuable in life has changed. Now is a good time for me to move on and discover new challenges outside of Robeco.”

Gilbert Van Hassel, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Robeco: “On behalf of Robeco, I would like to thank Peter for his commitment and his many contributions to the company. Peter has taken on many positions in the two decades that he served Robeco, and will surely be missed by many colleagues. We wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, I’m confident that with Victor Verberk we have found a suitable replacement for the interim period, who will focus on continuing to deliver superior investment results for our clients.”

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