Robeco has won 36 Lipper awards around the world for the risk-adjusted performance of eight funds.
No less that nine of the awards for the long-term quality of asset management went to the New World Financial Equities fund, managed in Rotterdam by Patrick Lemmens. The fund specializes in three trends covering aging finance for lifecycle financial planning; digital finance that targets developments such as mobile payments; and banks in emerging markets.
Eight awards went to the Global Consumer Trends Equities fund managed by Jack Neele and Richard Speetjens, and European High Yield Bonds, managed by Sander Bus and Roeland Moraal.
Other winners were Financial Institutions Bonds, managed by Jan Willem de Moor who picked up five awards; Chinese Equities, managed in Hong Kong by Victoria Mio (two awards); Multi Asset Growth, managed by Lukas Daalder, Ruud van Suijdam and Jeroen Blokland (two awards); Emerging Stars Equities, managed by Jaap van der Hart (one award) and Property Equities, managed by Folmer Pietersma and Christian Vondenbusch (one award).
All the awards were for the fund’s main D share class denominated in euros, with the exception of the Financial Institutions Bonds fund, where the hedged DH EUR share class was evaluated, and the Multi-Asset Growth fund whose E EUR share class was used instead.
The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards honor funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Renowned fund data and proprietary methodology is the foundation of the award qualification.
Individual classifications of three-year, five-year and 10-year periods are recognized, along with fund families that have high average scores for the three-year period category. The awards ceremonies were held in various countries between February and May.