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Asset-management firm Robeco opens new office in Singapore

Robeco Group Singapore expansion
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Robeco announced the opening of a new office in Singapore with an aim to focus on credit research. With its establishment, Robeco will strengthen its service to clients in the market and the broader Southeast Asia region.

 

The firm is targeting the nation, one of the fast growing Asian fixed income hub to expand capabilities, leverage opportunities and further bolster their fixed income infrastructure in the region. Maurice Meijers, Client Portfolio Manager Fixed Income for the Asian markets, will be heading  the Singapore office. In addition to Meijers, two credit analysts will also be based in Singapore.

Expressing his views on the expansion Maurice said,

Robeco’s pan-Asia business, which includes offices in many key Asian markets, allows us to gain access to local market knowledge and attract local talent. The opening of our Singapore office is another important addition to Robeco’s Asia footprint and will enable us to further expand our fixed income capability to leverage opportunities in the region.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Robeco offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. It is a subsidiary of Robeco Group. As at 31 March 2016 the group has US$299 billion in assets under management, of which 49% are institutional. Robeco Group employs over 1400 employees (including over 250 portfolio managers and analysts) in 15 countries across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Nick Shaw, Head of Global Financial Institutions, commenting on the same stated,

The Asia Pacific region leads the world in new wealth creation and Singapore has long-since established itself as a global private banking hub. The opening of a local Singapore office will allow us to better service our distribution partners and provide local support to  institutional clients and consultants in the region. 
Robeco expanded to Asia Pacific in 2005 and since then they have been growing their footprints in the region with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea. Hong Kong is home to their Asia Pacific equities investment team, and the new Singapore office will be an extension of their Rotterdam fixed income team. The expansion in Asia Pacific is a key part of their “strategy 2014-2018: accelerate growth”.

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