Philip de Koeijer

Philip is a partner at AF Advisors. He has worked as a project manager and consultant for several financial institutions. Having worked at product management departments of several asset managers he gained broad experience in the various disciplines involved in asset management. Past achievements include important product innovations and development of next generation pension products.

23 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Product Development, Robeco
Product Development, NNIP (ING IM)
Account Management, NNIP (ING IM)

Education:
MSc Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Peter Dom

Peter is a partner at AF Advisors. He has led large regulatory implementation projects of AIFMD and MiFID. Peter is an expert on structuring alternative investments, especially hedge fund managed accounts. A notable project is the structuring and implementation of Europe’s largest (award winning) dedicated managed account platform for one of the largest Dutch pension funds. He has worked as a strategic advisor and project manager for several international financial institutions.

24 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Head Key Account Management, Robeco
Product Development, Robeco
Account Management, Rabobank

Education:
MA Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Jasper Haak

Jasper is a partner at AF Advisors. At AF Advisors, Jasper has worked as a strategic advisor of various management boards of asset managers. Notable projects include leading merger negotiations between two large international asset managers and reviewing risk governance frameworks of insurers and pension administrators.

21 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Corporate Strategy, Robeco
Head Product Management, Robeco
Internal consultant & project management, Robeco

Education:
MBA, London Business School
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
BSc Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven

Saskia Leonard

Saskia is a partner at AF Advisors. She is one of the few finance professionals that has successfully led complex fund rationalization and merger projects at several asset managers. Her extensive knowledge of and experience in the operations domain enable her to manage multi-disciplinary operational change projects. She has also led other regulatory and product development related projects.

24 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Implementation Management Operations, Robeco
Project Manager Operations, Robeco
NAV Calculation & TA, Robeco

Education:
BSc Business Economics, Rotterdam University of applied sciences

Martine Vissers

Martine is partner at AF Advisors. At AF Advisors, Martine focuses on alternative structuring. She specializes in structuring private debt, retail mortgage and real estate strategies for institutional investors. Additionally her areas of experience include structuring and research for public-private investing and impact investing.

17 years of experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Structuring, Dutch Infrastructure Fund
Structuring, Finance Ideas

Education:
MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London
MSc Real Estate Management and Development, Technical University Eindhoven
BSc Real Estate Construction Management, Tilburg University of Applied Sciences, Tilburg

Specific Expertise:

Investment Structuring

Linda Kist

Linda is Office Manager at AF Advisors. After her graduation from the University of Leiden (Japanese Language & Culture) she worked as an Assistant Planner at the Japanese department of the TBWA | Company Group. Subsequently she gained experience as a Traffic Manager at Peereboom Printing, responsible for the copy coordination of European printing materials for large Japanese corporations. As a Project Manager at the Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation (DUJAT) Linda was closely involved in the redesign and introduction of the federation, both on a management and organizational level. Linda worked as an independent Personal- and Executive Assistant for several organizations since 2007. As a PA of the Board of Women in Financial Services (WIFS), she worked together with executive managers of large financial institutions.

Prior to AF Advisors
TBWA | Company Group
Peereboom Printing
Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation (DUJAT)
Personal and Executive Assistant for several organizations

Education:
MSc Japanese Language & Culture, Leiden University

Specific Expertise:

Kaizen

Sef Laschek

Sef is a director at AF Advisors. He has a wealth of experience in product management and marketing roles at various financial institutions from a Dutch and an international perspective. Sef specializes in the design, development and marketing of investment products and solutions for asset managers, banks, insurance companies and pension plans.

25 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Marketing & Product Management, BinckBank
Marketing & Product Management, a.s.r. (Fortis verzekeringen, DITZO, FALCON)
Marketing & Product Management, Vivat (Reaal, Proteq)
Marketing & Product Management, Robeco

Education:
MSc Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Certified Pension Executive, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:

Product Management

Nienke Kuppens

Nienke is Director at AF Advisors. She focuses on sustainable investing, from the development of sustainable investment products to sustainable investment policies and frameworks. She has extensive experience in product development and strategic impact studies. With her energetic approach and in-depth investment knowledge she aspires to help move the industry to a more responsible investment environment.

12 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Product Development Manager, Robeco
Client Advisor Wealth Management, UBS
Business Analyst Mergers & Acquisitions, Deloitte

Education:
Master Investment Management (post graduate, RBA/CEFA), Universiteit Amsterdam
Bachelor and Master Finance, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Specific Expertise:
Ernst de Klerk

Ernst is Director af AF Advisors. He focuses on the intersection of regulations, product development and investments. As a former employee of the AFM, a PhD holder in financial law and with extensive experience in product development he can oversee and translate the business and strategic impact of new and existing regulations on financial institutions.

11 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Director Product Development, Robeco
Compliance officer, Robeco
Supervision staff member, AFM

Education:
PhD Financial Law (topic is UCITS), Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
MSc Risk Management for financial institutions (post graduate), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
LLM Financial Law, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
LLB Dutch law, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen
BSc Financial Economics, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen

Specific Expertise:

Regulatory Implementation

Martin Schaaphok

Martin is a consultant at AF Advisors. He is an expert in the area of designing and implementing Activity Based Costing models. His analytical skills enable him to advise financial institutions on target operating model projects. Additionally he has experience in a variety of data analytics and IT topics.

4 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
MSc Economics & Business Economics – Economics of Management & Organizations, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
BSc Economics & Business Economics – International Economics & Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Alexander Hofstad

Alexander is consultant at AF Advisors. He has worked for large custodians and service providers focussing on operations of (exchange traded) funds. His hands-on mentality and in-depth knowledge and experience allows him to get a quick understanding of complex operational queries.

11 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Fund Accounting, Bank of New York Mellon
Unit Manager (a.i.) Fund Accounting, KAS BANK N.V.
Fund Accounting, KAS BANK N.V.
Assistant Asset Manager, First Capital Asset Managers

Education:
BSc Business Economics, Rotterdam University of applied sciences

Specific Expertise:

Operations Management

Anne Kuijken

Anne is a consultant at AF Advisors. She has two legal master’s degrees and has previously worked in impact investing. Her main activities consist of advising asset managers with regard to the implementation of legislation and fund structuring. Anne has previously assisted investment firms in complying with MiFID II, AIFMD and SFDR requirements and fulfilled interim legal & compliance roles.

4 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
LLB International and European Law, Tilburg University
LLM International Business Law, Tilburg University
LLM International Public Law, University of Amsterdam
Securities Regulation, Grotius Academie

Specific Expertise:

Regulatory Implementation
Product Structuring

Hans van Putte

As a consultant at AF Advisors, Hans is a creative individual with great interpersonal skills, able to fit in every organization. Together with his knowledge of alternative investments he is capable of advising financial institutions on a variety of investment management and structuring issues.

5 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Investment Analyst, Family Office

Education:
MSc Finance, Tilburg University, Tilburg
BSc International Business Administration, Tilburg University, Tilburg

Glenn Hoff

Glenn is a consultant at AF Advisors. At AF Advisors Glenn focuses on helping clients with questions within the (operational) risk management field. His experience as both an auditor and investment professional, enables him to understand the challenges faced by the asset management and pension industry.

5 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Portfolio & Investment Manager, Heineken Pensioenfonds
Associate Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Education:
LL.M. Financial Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
MSc Business Administration – Accounting & Control, Erasmus University Rotterdam
BSc Business Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Vincent Vijfhuizen

Vincent is consultant at AF Advisors mainly focusing on operations. Vincent is an experienced finance professional with a passion for Asset Management operation. He is highly motivated to deliver the desired results for the clients.

5 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Portfolio Risks Analyst, Neos Direct Lending
Collateral Manager, Robeco

Education:
MSc General Management, Nyenrode Business Universiteit

Specific Expertise:
Kevin Simons

Kevin is a consultant at AF Advisors. Kevin has a background in Corporate Finance and has been with AF Advisors since 2018.
His strengths are mainly in the sphere of alternative investments, with special attention to the asset classes private debt, mortgages and real estate. Additionally, Kevin has experience with the structure of risk management operations at alternative investment funds.
His experience ranges from multiple manager selection processes for institutional investors and Dutch mortgage market research to support in the structuring of a mortgage platform.

3 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
BSc Economics and Business, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
MSc Financial Economics, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Ronald Verhagen

Ronald Verhagen joined AF Advisors as Consultant in 2021. He has a broad background at various financial institutions. His experience ranges from advising pension fund boards on a strategic level and manager selection processes to benchmark design and technical implementation. This experience, in combination with his interpersonal skills and independent mindset, enables him to quickly get to the core of complex investment challenges.

7 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Institutional Asset Management, Index People
Private Wealth Management, Index People
Manager Customer Service, Credit Agricole Consumer Finance

Education:
Msc International Finance, University of Amsterdam
BSc Business Administration, Rotterdam University of applied sciences

Specific Expertise:
Joni Dori

Joni is Consultant at AF Advisors. His activities consist of advising asset managers on regulatory implementation and structuring of investment funds. His areas of expertise include MiFID II, AIFMD and UCITS. Prior to AF Advisors, Joni worked as in-house legal counsel for Dutch and international asset management companies.

8 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Legal Counsel, BMO Global Asset Management
Legal Counsel, Kempen Capital Management

Education:
LLM Civil Law, University of Amsterdam
LLB Civil Law, University of Amsterdam
BA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Specific Expertise:

Regulatory Implementation

Menno Kasbergen

Menno is an analyst at AF Advisors.
He completed his Applied Physics studies at Delft University of Technology and is currently studying Econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
During his studies he gained a lot of relevant experience in the world of asset management at AF Advisors.
At AF Advisors, he will mainly perform supporting work on many different assignments that run within the company.

2 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Various teaching / education activities

Education:
BSc Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology
Second degree math teaching qualification, Delft University of Technology
MSc Econometrics and Management Sciences, Quantitative Finance, Erasmus school of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Hugo Elsing

Hugo is an analyst at AF Advisors. During his time as a student econometrics in quantitative finance he was an intern at both VIVAT verzekeringen and Allianz. Both internships involved mathematical applications with respect to mortgages and he was responsible for constructing a prepayment risk model.
At Allianz he also gained experience working in an international team. As a master of science in econometrics his focus is on the mathematical side of the asset management industry.

2 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
MSc, Econometrics and Management Science, Quantitative Finance
BSc, Econometrie en Operationele Research

Specific Expertise:
Zef Orbons

Zef Orbons is an analyst at AF Advisors. He combines his work studentship with his master in Quantitative Finance, where he applies his knowledge of the quantitative domain into practice.

1 year of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
BSc Econometrics and Operations Research, School of Business and Economics, University of Maastricht
MSc Econometrics and Management Sciences, Quantitative Finance, Erasmus school of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Chris Vink

Chris is an analyst at AF Advisors. During his studies he gained insights on a broad range of topics. He seeks to expand his knowledge base by working on a range of projects at AF Advisors, such as Penformance in the Individual Defined Contribution pension market. He gained prior work experience writing business plans for beginning entrepreneurs looking for bank financing.

1 year of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors

Education:
BSc International Business Administration, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
MSc Finance & Investments, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Specific Expertise:
Arun Dihal

Arun is an analyst at AF Advisors per April 2021. Before, he worked as an investment consultant at comparison platform Finner, where he advised consumers and Foundations on the best wealth managers for their capital. Also, he was the first contact for data related matters of the wealth managers themselves. This marketwide experience combined with his communication skills and his curiosity, allow his to oversee all possibilities to offer the best solutions to the client.

3 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Investment Consultant, Finner

Education:
MSc Financial Economics, Erasmus School of Economics BSc Economics and Business Economics, Erasmus School of Economics

Specific Expertise:
Michael Shousha

Michael Shousha is an analyst at AF Advisors. Prior to his most recent appointment, Michael worked for an accounting firm where he gained experience in several different departments within the firm. Through the diversity of his experience and broad interests he has developed the capability to solve problems in a creative manner. This enables him to draw non-trivial connections and simultaneously find methods to optimize the desired results.

4 years of industry experience

Prior to AF Advisors
Senior Assistant Accountant, Mazars Nederland
Associate Company Law, Hoge van Gerven Notarissen
Assistant Accountant, Bol adviseurs

Education:
Bsc Accounting and Control - Nyenrode Business University
Bsc Economics and Business Economics - Radboud University
LLB Notarial Law - Radboud University

Specific Expertise:

Regulatory Implementation