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Bert Boertje has been named head of supervisory policy for pension funds at Dutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).

He will focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating supervisory policy across the Netherlands’ pension sector.

Boertje succeeds John Landman, who has moved to become director of strategy at the Dutch Care Authority.

Boertje has been division director of pension fund supervision at DNB since 2015. This role has passed to Gisella van Vollenhoven, who joined DNB in 2013 and has been division director of on-site and banking expertise since 2014.

EIOPA elects Dutch supervisor to management board

The council of European supervisors has elected Olaf Sleijpen, director of supervisory policy at DNB, to the management board of the European pensions regulator EIOPA.

Currently, EIOPA’s management board is made up of representatives from Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, and Slovakia.

Sleijpen is to succeed a representative of Romania. His appointment is for a period of two and a half years, with the possibility of a one-off extension.

He is currently chair of EIOPA’s occupational pensions committee, and is an alternate member of the European Banking Authority’s board of supervisors.

Sleijpen is a former division director of pension fund supervision at DNB, and has held senior roles at the Dutch civil service pension scheme ABP and its asset manager APG.

New board for fund manager trade body

The Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (DUFAS) has appointed six new board members.

They are:

  • Jacob de Wit (executive chairman of Achmea IM)
  • Gerald Cartigny (CIO of MN)
  • Hester Borrie (executive board member at NN IP)
  • Erik Luttenberg (managing director at Kempen Capital Management)
  • Diane Griffioen (director of ASN Investment Funds)
  • Dick van Ommeren (managing director at Triodos IM)

DUFAS is the sector organisation for Netherlands-based asset managers and custodians. Its general director is Hans Janssen Daalen.

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