Edith Siermann of Robeco Group to become responsible for the RobecoSAM Governance and Active Ownership unit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Robeco further aligns Sustainability Investing reporting lines 

Rotterdam, 16-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Robeco Group announces that Edith Siermann, CIO Fixed Income Investments, will become responsible for the RobecoSAM Governance and Active Ownership unit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of this new responsibility, Edith will assume a role in the further alignment of the group wide efforts in Sustainability Investing of RobecoSAM in Zurich and Robeco in Rotterdam. Her appointment follows the Robeco Management Board decision to further align and accelerate Robeco’s Sustainability Investing efforts, as announced on 14 January 2013. Edith will take on this responsibility in addition to her current position as CIO Fixed Income and co-head Investment Products.

Roderick Munsters, CEO Robeco Group: “Edith has been involved in Robeco’s Sustainability Investing efforts since the very beginning. We are confident that her new role will provide everything that is required to further enhance the deep and interdisciplinary collaboration between Rotterdam and Zurich.”

Erik Breen, who has been head of the Active Ownership and Governance unit since 2004 will leave Robeco to pursue other career opportunities in the asset-management and pension-fund industry. Erik began his career at Robeco in 1996 and held senior portfolio-management positions in various teams within the investment department.

Roderick Munsters: “In the past decade Robeco has developed into one of the global leaders in the field of Sustainability Investing. Erik’s contribution to this has been substantial. He has fervently advocated Sustainability Investing at Robeco and has helped initiate and build the company’s voting and engagement activities. His pioneering work has made him a globally respected authority on active ownership and a Robeco ambassador. We are very grateful for his contribution to Robeco’s achievements in terms of Sustainability Investing”.

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About Robeco Group
Robeco, a mid-sized global asset manager, offers a mix of investment solutions in a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. It manages EUR 189 billion in assets under management at 31 December 2012, of which half are institutional assets. Net Profit was EUR 197 million. Robeco’s head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and the company employs 1507 people in 15 countries (ultimo December 2012). The company has a strong
European and US client base and a developing presence in key emerging markets, such as Asia, India and Latin America. Robeco Group started in 1929 with Robeco NV, a global Equity Fund. The official performance since March 1933, when the fund was incorporated, has been 8.2% average per year.
Founded ‘Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium’ in 1929 in The Netherlands, Robeco was acquired by Rabobank in 2001. The following subsidiaries and joint ventures are part of Robeco Group: Robeco Boston Partners, Robeco Weiss Peck & Greer, Corestone Investment Management, Harbor Capital Advisors, Transtrend, RobecoSAM and Canara Robeco Asset Management Company. More information is available at www.robeco.com/media



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