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Robeco appoints Head of UK Institutional Sales

Rotterdam/London, 7 December 2020 – Robeco today announces the appointment of Katie Weber as Head of UK Institutional Sales.

In this newly created role Ms. Weber will be responsible for driving the growth of Robeco’s institutional client footprint in the UK, which currently includes public and corporate pension schemes, insurers and fiduciary managers. Ms. Weber is based in London and reports to Alexander Preininger, Head of Robeco EMEA Institutional Sales. Her appointment is effective immediately.

With over 13 years’ experience in the asset management industry, Ms. Weber joins Robeco from AllianceBernstein, where she most recently served as Director in the Institutional Client Group working with clients in the UK and Ireland. She led strategic client relationships and was responsible for distributing the firm's investment offering across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives strategies to institutional investors, and driving growth across the firm’s account base. Since joining AllianceBernstein in 2007, she has held several roles including Defined Contribution Specialist where she focused on product proposition and strategic business development.

Peter Walsh, Head of Robeco UK: “We are delighted to welcome Katie as our newly appointed Head of UK Institutional Sales to drive our business development strategy for the institutional marketing channel in the UK. She has an impressive track record and extensive distribution experience. As we continue to lead the industry in sustainable investing, Katie joins at an exciting time to further build Robeco’s presence in the UK, as well as continue our work with UK clients to identify where Robeco’s world-class capabilities and high level of expertise can be of assistance.”

Katie Weber, Head of UK Institutional Sales: “I am thrilled to join Robeco to build on our current UK institutional growth trajectory and help our clients achieve their financial and sustainability objectives. With Robeco’s market-leading position in sustainable investing, as well our core strengths in quant, credit, trends & thematic, and emerging markets investing, our strategies are excellently placed to meet the needs of institutional investors. I look forward to supporting our clients and contributing to Robeco’s continued success in the UK institutional market.”

Robeco has a long track record of serving clients in the UK and has approximately GBP 10.5 bn in assets under management as at 30 September 2020 from UK clients. As at 30 September 2020, Robeco had GBP 144 billion in assets under management, of which GBP 126 billion is committed to ESG integration.

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