Diversity of Dutch Pension Fund Boards
Pensions: An International Journal 17(3), pp. 137-143
13 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2012 Last revised: 18 Jul 2016
Date Written: April 21, 2012
In this article, we investigate the level of diversity of the largest 100 pension funds in the Netherlands. Our results indicate that pension fund boards mainly consist of males close to retirement. We compare pension fund board diversity in the Netherlands with diversity in (inter)national corporations and find similar levels of diversity. This high level of similarity indicates that the large body of research on corporate board diversity can potentially be useful when improving pension fund board diversity, in the Netherlands and potentially elsewhere.
Keywords: Diversity, Governance, Pension Funds
JEL Classification: G23, G34
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