NETHERLANDS – Marinus Keijzer, an adviser to the director of investments at Zeist based NLG110bn (e50bn) Dutch superfund PGGM and one of the proponents of PGGM’s shift from old fashioned real estate/bond dominated pension fund to institutional investor with a majority equity allocation, is to take early retirement from the scheme.

Keijzer, who has been with PGGM for 18 years, initially as head of the investment strategy department, will make use of PGGM’s early retirement scheme, having reached the age of 61.

His career, which saw him become an expert in sustainable investment, corporate governance, private equity and emerging market investment, commenced as an economist with the Dutch Central Bank and included a stint with the OECD in Paris.