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 Genera Practioners (SPH), and serves on a number of investment committees. Since 2013, Alfred Slager is also the chairman of the Dutch Financial Analyst Society (Vereniging van Beleggingsanalisten).


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, Stork, P.A. (2015) Investing in Systematic Factor Premiums, European Financial Management, to be published in 2015
  • Slager, A., Lute, F., Overmeer, J., & Schreur, J. (Ed.). (2015). Beheren van pensioenvermogen. (“Pension Fund Investment Management”). SPO/VBA
  • Slager, A. (2013)   Beleggingscommissies: Beleggingsbeleid, besluitvorming en de rol van beleggingscommissies bij pensioenfondsen. Eburon business uitgeverij.
  • Koedijk, K. & Slager, A. (2011) ‘Beleggen met Visie’. Balans Uitgeverij.
  • Koedijk, K., & Slager, A.M.H. (2010). Investment Beliefs That Matter: A positive approach to investing.Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Koedijk, K., & Slager, A.M.H. (2007). Investment beliefs. Journal of Portfolio Management.