Robeco has strengthened its Quant Equity Research team with the appointment of Mike Chen as Head of Alternative Alpha Research.
In this newly-created role, Chen will lead the research and development of innovative alpha insights and next-generation investment strategies.
Chen joins Robeco from PanAgora, where he was Head of Sustainable Investments. In addition, he was responsible for model research and development in the equity division while participating in daily management of quant portfolios.
Prior to joining PanAgora, Chen was a Quant Portfolio Manager at BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity (SAE) team, where his responsibilities included portfolio management and research into alpha insights for use across the entire SAE platform.
Chen is based in Robeco’s New York office, will spend a significant amount of time in Rotterdam, and reports to Weili Zhou, Head of Robeco’s Quant Equity Research team.