Zurich, April 5, 2019
The Board of Directors of RobecoSAM is currently working on a plan regarding the succession of Daniel and Marius. The Board will present a succession plan to the Swiss regulator, FINMA, in due course. Once approved, RobecoSAM will inform its stakeholders accordingly. Daniel Wild will remain with RobecoSAM until a smooth handover and transition is ensured. Marius Dorfmeister will stay with the company through at least the end of April.
Kuno Kennel, Chair of the RobecoSAM Board of Directors: “Needless to say, we regret Daniel’s and Marius’ decisions. Since Daniel joined the firm in 2006, he has been instrumental in all the positions he has held. All of Daniel’s efforts have led to impressive development of the research and methodology in the field of sustainability investing. In Marius’ tenure, he revived the distribution of RobecoSAM’s capabilities in various markets and forged strong ties with Robeco colleagues around the world. His efforts lead to notable development of the business and new assets. The Board of RobecoSAM will do everything required to establish a proper leadership setup for the future to ensure RobecoSAM can continue the successful business development realized over the past few years.”
Daniel Wild, outgoing Co-CEO of RobecoSAM: “During my 12 year tenure at RobecoSAM and Robeco, we have achieved a lot as the leading sustainability investing solution providers. Almost all new wins contain a substantial sustainability component. And our methodology to assess the financially material ESG performance of companies was just recently rated as the most credible and one of the highest quality. The organization has provided me with a fantastic platform to learn, contribute to, and develop the business through various functions. It is never easy to say goodbye, but this is the moment for me to take these experiences to a different environment and embrace new challenges elsewhere to further grow professionally and personally.”
Marius Dorfmeister, outgoing Co-CEO of RobecoSAM: “I would like to thank all colleagues at RobecoSAM for having given me the opportunity to be part of such a fantastic firm. During my tenure, we were entrusted with new assets from clients across the globe. This is owed to the unmatched expertise of RobecoSAM in the field of sustainability investing and the strong ties with many Robeco colleagues in various markets.”
Investment processes will not be affected by these personal decisions and departures. RobecoSAM continues to be an ambitious leader in sustainability investing with strong support from its Board of Directors and Robeco. Notably, RobecoSAM assets managed in Zurich have doubled in the last two years.
Other external recognitions achieved include UN PRI A+ scores for three consecutive years, multiple industry awards, and being distinguished by SustainAbility’s “Rate the Raters” survey as having the highest quality of all the leading ESG ratings in 2019.
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