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Robeco Trends Investing – 10 years


Robeco Trends Investing

Jack Neele of Robeco Trends Investing sounds the gong today.

Robeco Trends Investing celebrates its ten-year anniversary after the change of the sector funds into trends & thematic funds in 2009. The flagship fund, Robeco Global Consumer Trends also celebrates a milestone after reaching EUR 3 billion in assets under management last month.

Jack Neele is portfolio manager of the fund since 2007 and redefined the existing strategy Robeco had launched in 1998. He took his technology background and wove it into the existing consumer equities fund to add more exposure to trends. He was joined by Richard Speetjens in 2010. Their approach has worked well as their portfolio returned more than double the worldwide reference index over the last 10 years. On a 3-year and 5-year basis the annual outperformance is 10% and 6% respectively.

About Robeco

Robeco is a pure play international asset manager founded in 1929. It currently has 17 offices worldwide and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Through its unique integration of fundamental, sustainable and quantitative research, Robeco is able to offer both institutional and private investors an extensive selection of active investment strategies, covering a broad range of asset classes. As at 30 September 2019, Robeco had EUR 199 billion in assets under management, 72% of which were institutional. Robeco is a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation Europe N.V. which had assets under management of EUR 313.9 billion as at 30 September 2019.

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