Jeroen Tielman (1962) is working - with the support of TIAA-CREF - on the establishment of an international pension investment collaboration network with the aim to have a first project defined by mid September 2008. Until March 1st 2008 Jeroen worked with Cordares - the pension administration company for the Dutch Construction and Housing sector - as managing director Commerce, Strategy & Innovation.
Jeroen started his career in 1986 with ABN AMRO as investment analyst and was a stockbroker with ABN AMRO Securities Inc. in New York between 1988 and 1992. After he returned to Amsterdam, he joined the newly established global telecom industry team of the Corporate Finance / M&A department of ABN AMRO Hoare Govett. Between 1996 and 2000 he was global head product development and SVP of ABN AMRO Asset Management. During this period more than 40 new investment funds were launched for the institutional, HNW and retail market, attracting assets at date of introduction of approx. €2,25bn.
Jeroen resigned with ABN AMRO in 2000 to found FundPartners as an independent product engineering boutique for the financial sector, particularly the pension industry. PGGM became founding shareholder and launching customer. NIBC joined as shareholder in 2003 and fully acquired FundPartners in December 2004 and, as a consequence, Jeroen was transferred to NIBC as director of pension business development.
Jeroen completed his study of business administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1986, is a registered investment analyst (RBA) and member of the KPS. Since 2002 Jeroen organizes the annual www.PensionSummit.com as independent discussion platform for the Dutch and Belgian pension industry. From 2002 to 2004 Jeroen was a member of the jury team of the IPE European DB/DC themed awards and in 2007 Jeroen participated in two separate project advisory teams for Holland Financial Centre. In March 2008 Jeroen was asked to become producer and co-host of the 4th Longevity Risks and Capital Market Solutions conference (www.LongRisk.com) in the Netherlands (September 25 and 26, 2008) in co-operation with the U.K. Pensions Institute, Netspar and Holland Financial Centre.
Since the late nineties I have been working on two areas where pension funds could empower themselves. One area is the active involvement of (DB) pension funds in the development of (alternative) investment pools and the other area is innovation of the common individual (DC) pension deal into a new "Defined Risk" type of pension deal. There is a strong common interest to keep pensions affordable and I strongly believe that pension funds - as mission driven organizations - can save significant (opportunity) costs by doing more themselves together.