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,