Author Archives: Kees Koedijk

About Kees Koedijk

Kees Koedijk is Professor of Financial Management and Dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University. Kees Koedijk was the chairman of the Raad van Economisch Adviseurs (REA), an important council of economic advisors to the Dutch Parliament. In the past, Koedijk has won several awards for his research on sustainable development. He has published extensively on finance, responsible investment, and pension management. During the last 10 years he served at several investment committees of pension funds.

Judging the manager’s investment process

Uncovering your own investment beliefs is a challenge on its own. Uncovering other funds’ or managers’ investment beliefs is an entirely different challenge. John Minahan’s 2008 paper discusses how to uncover an active manager’s belief system for two reasons:  “First, … Continue reading

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Blow to pension funds’ optimism

European pension funds say they have become more concerned about their own organisation’s ability to meet its financial objectives during the third quarter of 2010, with pessimist views outnumbering optimist views. Pension fund managers were also more negative about the … Continue reading

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Do institutional investors have sensible investment beliefs?

This article investigates the building blocks to successful investment strategies for institutional investors. It presents the results of a worldwide survey of investment beliefs, and finds striking differences in how pension funds and commercial asset managers view capital markets. Asset … Continue reading

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