NETHERLANDS – Jaap van Duijn, the former chief investment officer at Robeco, the asset management arm of Dutch bank Rabobank, is to retire on October 1 aged 61.

“His retirement will mark the end of an impressive career at Robeco which started in 1983 when he became a member of the board of directors of the Robeco Group,” the company said.

He was CIO from 1998 to 2003, when he resigned as a member of the management board. At that time he handed over the management of the Robeco NV fund to Mark Glazener. For the last two years he has been the group’s chief strategist.

Robeco added that van Duijn was at the “cutting edge” of macroeconomics, science and investing and has held professorships at various universities.

“After leaving Robeco Jaap van Duijn will focus on his board memberships at social organizations and his role as an adviser in investment sciences.”