Pension funds’ asset managers face daunting challenges in today’s markets, ranging from handling complex decision making for pension funds’ trustees to making informed decisions on investment strategies that really add value. These are the grey zones where theory meets practice, and what Kees’ and Alfred’s work is about. How difficult can it be? We believe that crucial decisions and pension funds can be distilled into:

  • Analysis – Making sense of the environment, trying to capture the big picture rather than day-to-day noise.
  • Identity – Succesful organisations are authentic organisations, which is reflected in unique Investment & Policy Beliefs
  • Operations – Investing requires the right discipline in the investment decision process but at the same time a keen eye for adaptiveness, reflected in investment governance & leadership

They explore where and how academic theory strengthens or debunks existing practices, or what practical implications new research implies, helping make trustees become better decision makers.