AIAS Lunch Seminar, 16 juni: David Hollanders - Tilburg University

The empirical relation between asset management costs and financial performance of Dutch pension funds

David Hollanders

Day: Thursday 16 June 2016
Time: 12.15 – 13.15 hrs.
Location: AIAS, 4th floor Gijsbert van Tienhoven building, room 4.09, Roeterstraat 31, 1018 WB
Registration: Please send an email, preferably before Wednesday 11, 12.00 hrs. to register.
A sandwich will then be provided.


The costs of Dutch pension funds have increased in the last decades. The costs, as a percentage of assets invested, doubled between 1992-2009. In 2014 total costs equalled 6.3 billion euro, or 19.6% of annual contributions. Asset management is the largest component of costs. Pension funds claim that the costs are necessary for good financial performance.
Using a unique data-set of Dutch pension funds, the effect of costs on performance are estimated. The hypothesis that higher costs do not lead to better financial results cannot be rejected. This is in line with research of the Dutch supervisor Autoriteit Financiële Markten, indicating that in general passive (and cheaper) asset management does not underperform active asset management.

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