About Pensioen Pro
Pensioen Pro is the primary source of industry news, analyses and regulatory updates for the Dutch pensions and investment sector. Our publications reach approximately 15,500 pension fund executives and institutional investment professionals, and our annual conference & awards is the largest Dutch pension awards event in the industry.
The Netherlands has approximately 200 pension funds/Pension Delivery Organisations managing total AUM of well over €1,700bn.
The number of traditional pension funds has declined to roughly 190. Some assets have shifted to new Pension Delivery Organizations such as APFs (over €20bn AUM) and PPIs (nearly €16bn AUM) but the bulk of AUM is managed by a shrinking number of ever larger pension funds.
The top five have combined assets under management of €1,036bn, while nearly 100 pension funds are managing >€1bn (as of end Q1 2021).
In our latest (2020) outsourcing survey 78% of pension funds indicate that they have fully outsourced their asset management, with another 14% responding that their assets are managed in part by external managers.
Even allowing for a handful of very large pension schemes managing up to ¾ of their portfolios in-house, considering that mandates are reviewed every 3 years this means that in any given year €300bn may potentially come to market.
Our print product Pensioen Pro Magazine has a print run of ~ 46,000 comprising ~ 3000 premium edition requested copies & event copies, and 43,000 copies distributed with the Dutch business daily newspaper, FD.