RobecoSAM and Robeco strengthen ties over sustainability investing

RobecoSAM and Robeco strengthen ties over sustainability investing

May 10, 2018
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Zurich/Rotterdam – RobecoSAM, a Swiss specialist in Sustainability Investing, has announced a new management model which also aims to strengthen ties between RobecoSAM and Dutch asset management firm Robeco.

Encouraging results in 2017 and a 1.4 billion dollar thematic mandate in the first quarter of the current year have prompted sustainability specialist RobecoSAM to announce a reorganization of its management. The newly announced model aims to strengthen ties between RobecoSAM and Dutch asset management firm Robeco to fully unlock the potential between the two companies and to maintain their leading position in sustainable investment, as RobecoSAM writes in a press release. Both companies have been successful in the area since the 1990s and together currently manage over 100 billion euros in assets.

RobecoSAM will continue to be a fully licensed asset management company, headquartered in Zurich. However, the new management model will result in several developments, many of which are pending regulatory approval:

One of these is the introduction of a matrix organization with functional oversight from Robeco on RobecoSAM in order to intensify the collaboration between the two organizations and to establish a leaner Executive Committee at RobecoSAM.

As a result, Aris Prepoudis, currently CEO of RobecoSAM, will leave the company. Pending regulatory approvals, RobecoSAM will probably be led by Co-CEOs: Marius Dorfmeister, currently Head of Global Clients and Marketing and Member of the ExCo, and Daniel Wild, currently Head of Sustainability Investing Research & Development and Member of the ExCo.

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