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. Alfred Slager RBA is Professor of Pension Fund Management at TIAS School for Business and Society. His research and focuses on the risk management and investment management of institutional investors, such as pension funds, especially when it comes to long-term investment strategies, sustainability, designing effective investment processes and the role of board room dynamics in investment decisions. 

Alfred Slager is a non-executive board member at pension fund ABP, the Dutch pension fund for the government and education sectors. He is also a member of the investment committees at pension funds Rail&OV, PME and SNS Reaal, and a member of the Supervisory Board at pension fund PGB.

Between 2013 and 2022, he was a board member at SPH, the Occupational Pension Fund for General Practitioners. Furthermore, between 2020 and 2022, he was a member of the IMVB Covenant Monitoring Committee. Between 2013 and 2020, he was also president of the Dutch Association of Investment Analysts (VBA), later vice president, of CFA Society VBA Netherlands. Until 2013, he held various positions in the pension industry. In 2009-2010 he was Chief Investment Officer at the Stork Pension Fund, Between 2000 and 2008 he worked as advisor, project manager and investment strategist at PGGM Investments, the pension fund for the healthcare sector. Before that, he worked at Fortis Investments (KBW Wesselius) as research manager.

Alfred Slager received his PhD cum laude in 2004 from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focused on the internationalization strategies of the world's largest banks, and their impact on financial results and shareholder value.


  • Slager, A., & Vos, M. (2023). Decision making for pension boards: How to make good decisions to get things done. About Life & Finance
  • Koedijk, K. and A. Slager (2021). New Perspective on Investment Models. Journal of Portfolio Management, 47(5), 15-23.
  • 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.