The global pandemic we have seen unfold over the past few months has wreaked havoc on all aspects of life. As a business, we extend our heartfelt condolences to those who are having to cope with illness and loss at this time, and hope that you find comfort in the global sense of community that has emerged as the days and weeks have passed.
Following my previous note on 25 March, I would like to update you on developments at Robeco. I can report that the extensive operational measures we took in early March to manage the health and safety of our staff, clients and business partners, and to ensure business continuity, have been effective. Our systems and platforms have remained fully operational throughout this period, and we have been able to deliver on our commitments to clients.
This includes maintaining clear and regular communication with clients on portfolio performance and strategy updates in the form of, for example, commentaries, podcasts, videos and fund updates, which are published on our dedicated web page: https://www.robeco.com/coronavirus/.
We are proud that, in most cases, our strategies have weathered the sell-off well, reflecting the benefits of decades of investment experience and our conservative positioning going into the crisis. Across our investment capabilities, fund inflows are resuming.
Looking to the months ahead, we are confident about the health of our business, thanks in part to the capabilities and resilience of our employees and partners, as well as our sound capital structure and liquidity.
On this basis, we are now planning and preparing for a prudent and gradual return of our employees to our offices. This includes our operations in both the Netherlands and other countries. In all cases, we will continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the governments of those countries.
We remain committed to supporting you and encourage you to reach out to us, through your regular Robeco contact.
Gilbert Van Hassel
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