Robeco announces that Robeco Hollands Bezit will be merged with RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities. The merger is expected to take place in early September 2019. Pending regulatory approval, RobecoSAM Sustainable European Equities will be named Robeco Sustainable European Stars Equities as of July 2019.
For clients currently invested in Robeco Hollands Bezit, the foreseen merger will result in a more diversified equity exposure as clients will move from a Dutch-focused to a European-focused equity portfolio. Also the ESG profile of their investments will increase. This will enhance clients’ alpha generation potential and create more opportunities to add value through active management. The proposed changes reflect evolving investor preferences towards more sustainability-focused strategies and funds that offer a broader exposure.