Robeco has announced Joel Peña’s incorporation to its Latin American and U.S. Offshore team; Peña, CFA, will head the U.S. offshore / Latin American business growth from Miami and New York.
Joel Peña, a professional with 13 years experience in the asset management industry began his professional career at BBVA Bancomer in Houston and Miami, later to join Bank Hapoalim as Senior Private Banker. He joins Robeco after nearly six years as head of institutional and private clients in Latin America for Pimco. He graduated in economics from Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) and has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He also has CFA and CAIA certifications.
Joel Peña will be Managing Director for Latin America and U.S. Offshore, reporting to Javier Garcia de Vinuesa, Robeco’s head for Offshore U.S., Spain and Latam. His main objective shall be to position Robeco amongst the leading investment fund managers in the Latin American market and to continue the management company’s successful growth within this sector. Amongst the main challenges he will face, will be to consolidate and expand Robeco in line with the firm’s strategic plan 2014-2018. His extensive knowledge of the markets and his experience within the industry will be critical in order to meet the growth objectives defined by Robeco for these markets.
Robeco has excelled in recent years both for its contributions in the “Factor” and “Quant” investing area within the pension funds industry, as for its ability in “American Value”, “Emerging Equity” and “Credit” strategies within the institutional sector. It currently manages US$250 billion from its offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Javier Garcia de Vinuesa points out: “Joel Peña’s career within the asset management industry and his knowledge of Latin American and U.S. Offshore markets fits very well with Robeco’s criteria and with industry demands in Latin America: a market with highly filtered product, thorough in ‘best in class’, and based on excellence. "