Robeco at a glance Robeco is an international asset manager offering an extensive range of active investments, from equities to bonds. Research lies at the heart of everything we do, with a ‘pioneering but cautious’ approach that has been in our DNA since our foundation in Rotterdam in 1929. We believe strongly in sustainability investing, quantitative techniques and constant innovation. Research from the very beginning As Investment Engineers, we have placed the acquisition of knowledge at our core ever since our first director said “every investment strategy should be research-driven”. Through the unique integration of three types of research - Fundamental, Sustainable and Quantitative - we can offer ground-breaking investment strategies to our clients. Our philosophy At Robeco we have a strong belief that being an investment engineer requires both a pioneering spirit and a good dose of caution in equal measure. We were one of the first asset managers to pioneer investing in emerging markets, the first to take sustainability investing seriously, and one of the first to adopt quantitative investing using advanced research techniques. Now we integrate sustainability investing as standard, while constantly developing new techniques in a range of fields including factor investing, equity trends and high yield bonds. This is only possible because we have consistently based our investment decisions on thorough research and sound risk management, assuming a long-term view. We still operate as a pure-play asset manager today, with an active investment style, and our aim is to continue to achieve outperformance for clients.