Founded in 1929 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Robeco is one of the few large, independent pure play asset managers in Europe with assets under management amounting to EUR 111 billion and over 2.000 employees located in fifteen countries. We are active in a broad range of investment products, covering equities, bonds, money markets, funds of hedge funds, private equity and single strategy hedge funds.
Robeco provides investment solutions to approximately 1.5 million private investors, over 700 institutional clients and 100 distribution partners around the world. We have a global presence, with offices and/or specialised investment teams in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia.
Robeco has been an independent member of the Rabobank Group since 2001. Rabobank is the only privately owned commercial bank in the world enjoying the highest (AAA) credit rating from two of the world's leading rating agencies, Standard & Poor's and Moody's. Within the Rabobank Group, Robeco is the center of expertise for asset management, operating according to its own independent investment policy. Robeco has specialized investment teams located in Europe and the United States. These teams have the expertise required to develop suitable investment solutions across asset classes that meet the needs of clients worldwide.
Robeco is a multi boutique or multi-specialist investment house. Rabobank, our parent is the world's largest agricultural bank and is triple A rated. Over the last ten years they bought up Robeco to be a pure asset manager. Douglas H. Luke
What has made it different for us in the last year or two is that we've increased our resources for the Middle East so here in Bahrain we've increased the size of our offices, we've increased our partnerships. This is leading to new business, more people are aware of us and also because Rabobank is the only large independently owned triple A bank in the world and right now people value that conservatism and they value the fact that we've got a very secure and stable parent.
In 2008 Robeco Middle East accounted for about 10% of gross inflow of the whole company. The Middle East is still a market with a lot of potential.
We are well aware that we are not managing our own money but that of our clients. In order to justify the trust placed in us we set ourselves the highest integrity requirements. We demand integrity in all internal and external dealings, consistently and uncompromisingly.
Robeco's clients justify its existence, which is why we are so interested in their needs and interests. A long-lasting relationship is more important to us than short-term profit. In all we do, we ask ourselves what the benefit or impact is for our clients.
Investing is about performance. Results are therefore the only measure for both the organization and each individual employee.
Robeco is an organization of specialists who operate from various locations and countries. We are creative individuals who cooperate and collaborate in the pursuit of client result and Robeco performance.
Particularly at a time when products and services are increasingly similar, it is important to aspire to delivering the highest possible quality. We are convinced that our clients will eventually reward our uncompromising pursuit of quality.
Robeco has a wide range of products and many specialist investment teams in Europe and the United States. We can always offer your clients a suitable investment solution.
On a global basis Robeco manages USD200 billion for 700 institutions, 100 distribution partners and 1.5 million investors. Operating in the Middle East for nearly a decade and founded 80 years ago, Robeco is part of Rabobank Group, one of the few banks with a AAA credit rating from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. Furthermore, within the banking sector, Rabobank is widely recognized as a leader in sustainable business practices.
As the "Investment Engineers" Robeco are known for their disciplined, consistent and innovative application of research to capture market opportunities.
If you are a professional investor and wish to learn more about Robeco's capabilities in equity, fixed-income and alternative investments, such as private equity, hedge funds and structured products, please contact call Robeco Middle East on +973 17 517 820.