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

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Laurens Swinkels

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR); Robeco Quantitative Investments

Vinzenz Ziesemer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Date Written: April 21, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Swinkels, Laurens and Ziesemer, Vinzenz, Diversity of Dutch Pension Fund Boards (April 21, 2012). Pensions: An International Journal 17(3), pp. 137-143, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2043639

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Vinzenz Ziesemer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

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3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

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