Author Archives: Alfred Slager

About Alfred Slager

Alfred Slager is professor of pension fund management at TiasNimbas Business School, and director of CentER Appplied Research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. His expertise includes international financial services, with a particular interest in investment management and pension funds. He regularly teaches courses to investment managers and pension fund trustees. Prior to this he worked as Chief Investment Officer at Stork Pension Fund, as investment strategist and policy advisor at PGGM Investments, and as manager research and investment manager at Fortis Investments. Slager regularly publishes on pension and investment management subjects and teaches executive courses for pension fund trustees.

Trichet’s high conviction speech

Brilliant blog by Izabella Kaminski in ft.com/alphaville, finding strong similarities between Jean Claude Trichet’s swan song at the ECB defending the bank’s record, and Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan Jessup, delivering his speech in the courtroom to defend his decisions … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Crisis Management

Pension funds experienced an uncomfortable déjà-vu when financial markets appeared to be heading towards a new abyss last week. Somehow, markets rebounded but experts fear that there might be worse to come. Business leaders and investors increasingly voice their concerns … Continue reading

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Mauboussin – the short version

An MBA student fortunate enough to follow Michael Maboussin’s lectures jotted down the key messages in this blog by Frederica Zaldua. To give a flavour: “Investment outcomes combine skill and luck. Acknowledge the substantial role of luck. We’re all aware of … Continue reading

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Best Practice Termination of Investment Mandates

Whenever Charles Ellis writes, I take notice. His classic book “Investment Policy: How to Win the Loser’s Game“ was for me the definitive eye opener. Starting out in the investment industry, managing mandates while working through several investment courses, the … Continue reading

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Prospect Theory and Pension Funds

Interesting interviews with Daniel Kahneman were recently posted, about prospect theory and other key developments in behavioral finance. According to Thayer Watkins, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky coined the phrase “Prospect Theory” for their studies of how people manage risk and … Continue reading

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