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Robeco reshuffles Asia Pacific equities leadership

Joshua Crabb is promoted to head of Asia Pacific equities, and Arnout van Rijn returns to the Netherlands.
Joshua Crabb, Robeco

Joshua Crabb will become head of Asia Pacific equities, taking over responsibilities from Arnout van Rijn as of 1 July 2022. Van Rijn has decided to relocate back to the Netherlands after 14 years in Hong Kong, and will strengthen Robeco’s sustainable multi asset team as of 1 September 2022, according to a the Dutch asset manager.

Crabb, who moved to Hong Kong in 2001, has worked closely with van Rijn during the past three years when he joined Robeco. He will succeed him as fund manager of Robeco Asia Pacific equities and will be joined by Harfun Ven, who has been with Robeco since 2008. In addition, Crabb will take over responsibilities as manager of the Asia Pacific equities team.

Vicki Chi, who’s been with Robeco since 2006 and joined the Hong Kong team in 2014, will take over Robeco Asian Stars Fund and Robeco Sustainable Asian Stars Fund together with Crabb effective 1 April 2022.

Meanwhile, van Rijn will join Robeco’s Sustainable Multi Asset team as portfolio manager. He set up Robeco’s Asia Pacific team and was responsible for managing the Robeco Asia Pacific Equities, Robeco Asian Stars and Robeco Sustainable Asian Stars Equities funds.

In his new role, van Rijn is tasked with building out Robeco’s sustainable multi asset capability. Last year the team was further expanded with the appointment of Colin Graham.

“After 14 years in Hong Kong building both the team and our client base, I feel the time has come to relocate back to the Netherlands with my family,” said van Rijn, in a statement.

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