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Robeco opens Singapore office

Robeco opens Singapore office
Robeco has opened a new office in Singapore focusing on credit research in the market as well as the broader Southeast Asia region.

Maurice Meijers, client portfolio manager, fixed income for the Asian markets, will be heading the Singapore office. In addition to Meijers, two credit analysts will also be based in Singapore.

The city-state is a fast growing Asian fixed income hub, by establishing a permanent presence in the market, Robeco is able to expand capabilities, leverage opportunities and further strengthen our fixed income infrastructure in the region.

The new Singapore office will be an extension of the fund house’s Rotterdam fixed income team and the expansion in Asia Pacific is a key part of the firm’s 'Strategy 2014-2018: accelerate growth'.

‘Robeco’s pan-Asia business, which includes offices in many key Asian markets, allows us to gain access to local market knowledge and attract local talent,’ said Meijers.

‘The opening of our Singapore office is another important addition to Robeco’s Asia footprint and will enable us to further expand our fixed income capability to leverage opportunities in the region.’

Nick Shaw, head of global financial institutions, also said: ‘The Asia Pacific region leads the world in new wealth creation and Singapore has long-since established itself as a global private banking hub.

‘The opening of a local Singapore office will allow us to better service our distribution partners and provide local support to institutional clients and consultants in the region.’

Robeco, a global asset manager, offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide since 1929.

The asset manager has had a presence in Asia Pacific since 2005, including offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and now Singapore. Hong Kong is home to its Asia Pacific equities investment team.

The fund house’s head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Robeco is a subsidiary of Robeco Group.

As of 31 March 2016, the group had $299 billion in assets under management.

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