Robeco, the Dutch pure-play international asset manager, reported significant growth in its insurance business where assets under management (AuM) reached EUR 20 billion at the end of 2019. This was an increase of EUR 5 billion between 30 September 2018 and 31 December 2019.
Since creating a dedicated focus on solutions for insurers, and appointing Ed Collinge as Global Head of Insurance Strategy in October 2018, Robeco has seen its insurance AuM grow by one third. This sharp increase reflects the desire for insurers to have their assets managed in a more sustainable way.
Furthermore, thanks to rapid inflow acceleration from Asia-Pacific, Robeco’s insurance assets in this region have also doubled during this period. Asset allocations have been into Robeco’s credit capabilities, its enhanced index offering particularly towards emerging market equities and quantitative fixed income, with all strategies being fully ESG integrated. Robeco’s Insurance and Pensions Solutions team consists of 11 experts.
Ed Collinge, Global Head of Insurance Strategy: “Passing EUR 20 billion in insurance AuM is an important milestone for Robeco. We see the insurance market as one of the most significant growth opportunities, given our best-in-class credit, quantitative and sustainable investing capabilities. With insurance companies looking for new sources of investment return whilst also moving towards ESG, Robeco can future proof our clients and assist them on this journey, enabling them to develop their own thinking around their investment framework and how they want to integrate ESG into that process.”
Remmert Koekkoek, Head of Insurance and Pensions Solutions: “Robeco’s investment solutions are flexible, allowing us to adjust to even the most specific requirements regarding risk, return, regulatory and sustainability considerations. We have ample experience managing fully tailored portfolios, with our insurance and pensions solutions team dedicated to translating our clients’ needs into optimized solutions. This substantial growth in AuM has been achieved through our breadth and depth of research and analytical capabilities, as well as our world-class product suite. This, in combination with being a leader in sustainable investing, should allow us to continue to be a leading partner for our international insurance clients.”
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