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Association of Investment Professionals in the Netherlands
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General information on the committees can be found here


Are you the enthusiastic and driven candidate that we are looking for and do you wish to make a major contribution to the further expansion of our society in the years ahead? Because three board members are due to step down in 2023, we have two vacancies for the position of general board member (as from October 2023). In order to fill these two vacancies, we have initiated the nomination procedure and all members of our society are invited to put themselves forward as candidates.  

With over 2,100 members, around 20 committees and a professional staffed office, we are a very active, rapidly growing and respected society for investment professionals, with a wide range of activities organised for and by our members.

Board members are appointed for a period of two years and may be re-appointed for up to two additional two-year terms. Time requirement is 2-4 hour per month for general matters and additionally 2-4 hours per month for board meetings 

Read the full description here

Ethics Committee

The Ethics & Integrity Committee is aiming to increase the visibility and access to interesting and relevant ethics & integrity related information. By volunteering for this committee you will join a diverse group of people with various types of backgrounds within the financial sector. 

Examples of activities of the committee are:

  • An annual seminar on a relevant subject. The objective here is always to activate financial professionals by selecting appealing topics and speakers.
  • Where possible, the committee collaborates with other committees to organize events and to highlight the ethics component in all our professional activities
  • The committee writes about current and related topics in the VBA Journal, Enterprising Investor Blog and other media outlets.

In return for your time and energy, you will be able to increase your network and have the opportunity to make a difference within the financial sector. The committee members meet approximately 4-5 times per year, both virtual and face to face. At the moment the committee consists of 6 active members, and we're open to new members. The one-pager on our committee can be found here.

If you're interested in participating in the committee, please contact our chairwoman Vandana Doekhie.


Career Committee

The Career committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about helping our members to achieve their career goals and personal development. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are excited to invite you to consider joining our Career Committee.

By volunteering your time and expertise to this committee, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the professional careers of our members. Our flagship program is the mentorship program which is part of our wider effort as a society to support our members in managing their careers.

Furthermore, joining the Career Committee can provide you with numerous personal and professional benefits. You will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, gain new skills and knowledge, and make meaningful connections with individuals in your community.

In short, volunteering for the Career Committee is an excellent way to give back, make a difference, and grow both personally and professionally. I hope you will consider joining us in this important work, and we look forward to working with you.

If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to: Yiyi Huang or message us via LinkedIn ( )

Candidates & Students Coordinator(s)

Looking for a way to give back to your community and help aspiring finance professionals achieve their goals? Join us as a Students and Candidates Coordinator, allowing you the opportunity to visit universities and act as a guest lecturer, speaking about the benefits of our educational programs, among which the CFA Program, and student activities such as the Research Challenge and Quant Awards. You'll also help the staffed office to organize events and benefits for candidates, providing them with the support they need to succeed. This position can be filled by one or more people.

Requirements for this position include:

  • A background in one of our educational programs (CFA, RBA) and knowledge of their benefits
  • Affinity, and ability to connect, with the target group
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • A passion for finance and a desire to help others succeed
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

In return for your time and dedication, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of aspiring finance professionals, gain valuable experience in public speaking and event planning, and build a network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for finance.

If you are looking to make a difference, we encourage you to apply. Please send us a message at

Investment Performance Measurement Committee

The Investment Performance Measurement Committee acts as platform for discussion and development of investment performance measurement within the Netherlands. In this context, performance measurement is not limited to the calculations of returns; the attribution of returns to its underlying drivers and the analysis of investment risks are also in scope.

GIPS Sponsor

The committee is the official Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) sponsor for the Netherlands, and as such responsible for the development, implementation and acceptance of GIPS within the Dutch market. The GIPS standards are continuously developed and extended as a result of industry demands. The IPM committee is involved in these initiatives and provides feedback to the global GIPS organisation from the perspective of the Dutch market. The most recent GIPS standards can be found at:

Roundtable and publications

Besides the work as national GIPS sponsor, the committee organises initiatives that contribute to further knowledge and understanding of performance measurement within the Dutch asset management market. On an annual basis, we organise the ‘Dutch roundtable on performance measurement’, in which external speakers and commission members present and discuss a variety of topics related to performance measurement. Furthermore, we publish articles in the VBA magazine and contribute to educational programs for pension fund board members.

How does the committee work?

The committee has one meeting every month, organised as a physical meeting one month (office location hosted by our members) followed by a virtual meeting (MS Teams) in the other month.
The committee currently consists of representatives from various parties in the market: asset managers, software vendors, GIPS verifiers (accountants) and consultants. This contributes to a balanced discussion and development of the standards.
At the moment the committee consists of 6 active members, and we're open to new members.

Interested to join the committee?

If you're interested in participating in the committee, please contact our chairman Casper Lötgerink (06-10922456).

Behavioral Economics Committee

The Behavioral Economics Committee is focussing on the crossroads between economics and psychology. In the financial world, we're witnessing fear, greed and herd behaviour on a daily basis. It remains to be seen if investors make rational decisions. The committee tries to gain knowledge in this field of economics, with events and publications. The committee has a meeting every two months, discusses recent publications and invites interesting speakers. 

At the moment the committee counts 11 members, and we're open to fresh ideas. If you're interested in participating in this active committee, contact Wim Zwanenburg (06-42350938).

Women in Investment Management (WIM) Committee

CFA Societies worldwide have undertaken initiatives with the aim of improving investor outcomes by encouraging gender diversity in the investment management profession. Concrete goals are to

  • Increase the number of women who join the profession
  • Retain women in the profession and influence culture from within
  • Create demand for diversity as an industry imperative

Also in the Netherlands members started a WIM committee with inspiring events and initiatives. The committee is currently looking to recruit both a chairman as well as new committee members. In addition to participating in local activities, committee members would also be able to participate in the international CFA Institute Women in Investment Management Network.

If you are interested in becoming chair of our WIM Committee or want to join as a member, please contact us via email.

Volunteers wanted for the CFA Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge owes its success to the invaluable input of volunteers who serve as committee members, mentors and report graders.

For this year's edition, we are looking for new volunteers! Look at the job descriptions or contact Alex Morozov for more information.

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