Finance Monthly - Global Awards 2022

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2022 Netherlands 55 About Karin vanBaardwijk Karin van Baardwijk (1977) is Chief Executive Officer of Robeco and chairman of the Executive Committee. Prior to being appointed in January 2022, Karin was Robeco’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and became a member of Robeco’s Executive Committee in 2015. Karin has a long and proven track record with Robeco. She joined the company in 2006 and held various senior management positions in Information Services, including Chief Information Officer, and in Risk Management, most recently as the Head of Operational Risk Management. Karin started her professional career in 2002 in the internal auditing department at Sara Lee and transferred to financial services two years later when she joined Atos Consulting. She holds a double Master’s degree in Business Economics and Corporate Law from the University of Utrecht. About Robeco 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. 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. Our mission is to enable our clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions. We do this by offering a compact, client-oriented and distinctive range of actively managed investment strategies and pension/ investment solutions. To help achieve sustainability goals, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are now routinely integrated into the entire fundamental equity, fixed income and quant ranges, as standard. We also offer bespoke sustainability funds, multi-asset and alternative investments, and private equity strategies. Today, we are part of ORIX Europe, a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a Japanese business conglomerate based in Tokyo, Japan. We are active globally, with investment and client teams in branch offices from Miami to Hong Kong that understand local market conditions and clients’ needs. And as we are a pure play asset manager, we do not have the distractions of offering other financial services such as banking or insurance. Investing is all we do: we are the Investment Engineers. And so our mission remains to use a research-based, quality-driven process to produce the best possible long-term results for our clients. We uniquely integrate fundamental, quantitative and sustainability research. Portfolio managers use the insights from all three, allowing them to make better-informed investment decisions. Risk management is essential, which is why we say we will always believe in long-term, sustainable capital growth. CEO | Robeco Karin van Baardwijk Robeco Tel: 31 10 224 1224 Karin van Baardwijk

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