Tjibbe is IPE's Netherlands correspondent.
He splits his time between IPE and its Dutch-language sister publication Pensioen Pro.
Before joining IPE following a move back to Amsterdam, Tjibbe worked in London for several years writing about fund selection and portfolio construction trends.
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The Netherlands’ largest pension fund is switching from an all-active investment strategy to index investing
The election’s big winner PVV wants to scrap the new pension law and retain a defined benefit system
Demand for new managers remains strong for niche areas related to sustainability, according to the consultant
A further delay to the pension transition deadline, which has already been pushed forward several times, would indeed be ‘unavoidable’ if the new pension law is changed
Agnes Joseph, the Dutch pension actuary turned politician, is facing stiff resitance from the pensions industry over her plan to change the new pension law
A majority of North American and Asian investors believe, however, that traditional methods for investment analysis will be overshadowed by AI applications
Several of bfinance’s institutional clients are reportedly on the verge of cutting out China from their main emerging market equity exposure
Dutch pension trustee Alfred Slager and consultant Martijn Vos reveal them in their new book ‘Decision making for pension fund boards’
Pension schemes believe infrastructure and natural capital investments such as forestry are best placed to deliver sustainability and impact objectives
- Opinion Pieces
It is often assumed that the upcoming pension reform in the Netherlands will lead pension funds to increase their allocations to alternative assets as their policy priorities will move from protecting their funding ratios to providing indexation for their members.
- Country Report
Several large Dutch pension funds are planning to move back into active management while others choose to go passive and further tweak their indices. But these two trends are not as contradictory as they may seem
- Country Report
Early movers in the transition to a new Dutch pension system believe members could gain better benefits than under the old system
Investing via mandates makes it easier for pension funds to implement their sustainability policies
The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) lacks proportionality as it proposes the same strict rules on digital safety on all financial institutions, according to the two organisations
The fund is one of two seed investors in the new BlackRock Developed World Paris-Aligned Climate Index Fund
Pension funds also display lower price elasticity than other investors when it comes to green bonds