Robeco future looks bright with a fund launch and a takeover

Robeco is expanding its supply of alternative investment products with the launch of a Luxembourg-based fund of hedge funds and the takeover of the managed futures trader Transtrend BV, writes John Butcher.

Within the next two months Robeco will launch the Robeco Absolute Returns fund, which will initially be offered to institutional and retail investors in Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Robeco has also signed a letter of intent to take over Transtrend BV, based in Rotterdam, with assets under