Prof.dr. Alfred Slager RBA

Prof.dr. Alfred Slager RBA

Full Professor
Expert areas: Finance (Banking, Behavioural Finance, Financial Institutions, Financial Services, Investment Management, Investments, Risk Management), Management & Organisation (Decision Making), Strategy & Innovation (Business Strategy, Process Innovation)


Prof.dr. Alfred Slager RBA is professor of Pension Fund Management at TIAS School for Business and Society since September 2011. His teaching focuses on the investment management of institutional investors, in particular pension funds, their organization and management of investments. The goal of his research is to help boards of trustees and directors with their investment- and risk management process.  
Alfred Slager is also trustee at SPH, the Dutch pension fund for General Practioners (SPH), developing novel ways of balance sheet management for better investment outcomes for the participants, and serves on a number of investment committees. Since 2013 and 2020, Alfred Slager was also the chairman of the Dutch Financial Analyst Society (Vereniging van Beleggingsanalisten), and later vice-chair of the CFA Society VBA Netherlands, Alfred has co-initiated and managed the merger of the VBA with the CFA Society Netherlands, positioning the organization as an important stakeholder in the Dutch financial industry to restore consumer trust, improve professional learning and help to shape and implement (European) legislation. 
Between 2011 and 2014, Alfred Slager was also director of CentER Applied Research at Tilburg 
University, developing externally funded research activities for the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. In 2009-2010, he was Chief Investment Officer at Stork Pension Fund, managing the investment portfolio for the company pension scheme of (ex) Stork companies, combining internally and externally managed investment mandates.  
Between 2004 and 2008, Alfred Slager worked as a policy advisor for PGGM Investments, the Dutch pension fund for the healthcare sector, working on several projects to further develop the investment strategy. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked as project manager at PGGM Investments; in 2000, he acted as senior investment strategist at PGGM. Prior to PGGM, Alfred Slager worked at Fortis Investments subsidiary as manager research between 1995 and 2000. He developed an integral investment process, setting up a research team, and managed pension fund and private banking portfolios.    
Alfred Slager obtained his PhD in 2004 at the Erasmus University, with “Banking Across Borders” (cum laude), investigating the internationalization strategies of the world’s largest banks, and their impact on financial and shareholder performance. Between 2005-2008, he worked at the RSM Erasmus University as Assistant Professor, teaching bachelor course on corporate finance, and a master elective on international banking. 



  • Koedijk, K., Slager, A., & van Dam, J. (2019).  Winning the Right Game: The Search for Investment Excellence. The Journal of Portfolio Management46(1), 1-6.
  • Koedijk, K., Slager, A., van Dam, J. (2019). Achieving Investment Excellence. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Slager, A., Lute, F., Overmeer, J., & Schreur, J. (Ed.). (2018). Beheren van pensioenvermogen. (“Pension Fund Investment Management”). Second Edition, SPO/VBA.
  • Koedijk, K, Slager, A., Stork, P. A. (2016). Trustee Guide to Factor Investing. The Journal of Portfolio Management, 42(5), 28-38.