NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has appointed Edith Siermann as Head of Fixed Income Solutions & Responsible Investing, as of 14 January 2019. She will join the Management Team Investments and will add additional focus on responsible investing within Fixed Income.
Edith will report to Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer, and will be based in The Hague. She has more than 25 years of asset management industry experience and joins from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, where she fulfilled the role of Chief Investment Officer. In that capacity, Edith was responsible for managing the central bank reserves, invested in both fixed income and equities and was member of DNB’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee, responsible for the integration of sustainability within the central bank’s core activities
Prior to this, Edith was Global Chief Investment Officer Fixed Income and Managing Director at Robeco, where she successfully developed both quantitative and qualitative Fixed Income products and business in a broad range of fixed income asset classes. Additionally, she coordinated Robeco’s responsible investing activities and headed the Governance and Active Ownership team. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
With Edith’s appointment NN IP completes the senior leadership team overseeing NN IP’s Responsible Investment policies, ESG integration and innovation in sustainable & impact investment solutions. In her role as Head of Fixed Income Solutions & Responsible Investing, she will drive Responsible Investment (RI) developments in the Fixed Income domain, whereas Jeroen Bos (Head of Specialised Equity & RI) will continue this activity within the Equity domain. Edith and Jeroen will, together with Arnoud Diemers (Head of the Innovation & RI platform) and Adrie Heinsbroek (Principal RI specialist) drive the NN IP ambition of leadership in responsible investing and commit to deliver attractive returns in a responsible manner to our clients.
Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer at NN Investment Partners: ‘With her extensive experience and track record in Fixed Income and responsible investing, Edith is perfectly positioned to lead our Fixed Income Solutions team. Also, I am very pleased to now have a leadership team with strong responsible investing knowledge and experience across all asset classes, which helps bolster our ambition and efforts to be on the leading edge in this field’.