Stockholm (NordSIP) – Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has added three new portfolio managers from Robeco to its thematic equities brand. Together with Christian Vondenbusch and Jeroen van Oerle, Henk Grootveld (who will head the team) will be responsible for investing in companie “selected for their ability to provide solutions and tools addressing some of the most acute problems facing our world”. The trio will officially start their work in February and will report to Didier Rabattu, Global Head of Equities.
Henk Grootveld (Pictured) has been the Head of the Trends Investing Equity team responsible for managing Robeco Global Growth Trends Equities since November 2013 and its Dutch version Rolinco since 2009. He has also been Portfolio Manager of Robeco Global Industrial Innovation Equities since 2017. Grootveld joined Robeco in 2001 and has been Head of the Financials team, the European team, the Consumer Staples team and member of the North American Equities team. Prior to joining Robeco, he was employed by Aegon Asset Management as Portfolio Manager European Equities and at ING Barings as Equity Strategist. Henk holds a Master’s in Operation Research/ Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Christian Vondenbusch has managed the Robeco Hollands Bezit fund investing in large and medium Dutch companies. He joined Robeco as a junior portfolio manager in 1999 before being promoted to fund manager of the Robeco Global Financial Fund in 2004. Vondenbusch graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Maastricht and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Jeroen van Oerle has been Portfolio Manager for Global Fintech Equities and a member of the Trends Equities team t Robeco. He joined Robeco in 2013 as Portfolio Manager Equities. van Oerle holds a Master’s in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA charter holder.
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