Robeco was established in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1929. Today the company is one of the largest European asset management firms, with a solid pan-European presence, prominence in the US, and offices throughout Asia. The company offers investment products and services to institutional and private investors worldwide. It manages $249 billion USD in assets under management (as of December 31, 2012).
The product range encompasses equity and fixed-income investments, money-market funds and alternative investments, including private equity, hedge funds and structured products. The various strategies are managed from Rotterdam (head office), Boston, New York, California, Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich.
To service institutional and business clients, Robeco has offices in Bahrain, Belgium, Greater China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan), France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Robeco has a banking license in France and the Netherlands, where it can sell its products straight to private clients.
Robeco holds a 100% interest in Corestone (Zug, Switzerland), Harbor Capital Advisors (Chicago, USA), Transtrend (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and Robeco SAM USA, Inc. (Zurich, Switzerland). Robeco also holds a majority interest in Robeco Teda (51%) Tianjin, China, a 49% interest in Canara Robeco Investment Management (Mumbai, India) and a 40% interest in AIM (Rijmenam, Belgium).
Robeco is part of Rabobank Group. Within the banking sector, Rabobank is one of the global leaders in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.