Robeco opens new London office

Robeco has announced the opening of its new London office. It will focus on serving UK institutional investors, global distribution partners and global consultants.

The office will be led by Mark Barry who has been recently appointed head of UK and Institutional Business for Robeco UK.

Robeco’s global financial institutions team, managed by Nick Shaw, and global consultant relations team, headed by Peter Walsh, are also run out of the London office.

They are currently supported by a team of 6 employees that Robeco plans to expand to around 20 within the next two years. Robeco has approximately £5bn (€7bn) in assets under management as at 30 September 2015 from UK client mandates.

Mark Barry said: “Robeco coming to the UK is about bringing a suite of capabilities and skill sets to help clients build more sustainable, long-term portfolios to achieve their objectives. There is definitely a space in the UK for Robeco’s ‘cautiously pioneering’ mentality of using long-term, highly innovative sustainable investment strategies.

“These have been built on the bedrock that founded Robeco in 1929 and still stands today: using research-based, tried and tested strategies to deliver long-term results.”

Hester Borrie, head of Global Distribution & Marketing and member of the management board of Robeco Group, added: “Building on our track record with clients in the UK, we are ready to be going to the next stage. London is a key hub for the institutional and wholesale investment business globally. With the opening of our new London office, Robeco is now well established in all of the world’s major financial centres.”

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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