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Risk Management Committee: Committee Members

The Risk Management Committee consists of a good mix of risk professionals, with 10 men/women working for different financial institutions (i.e. banking, insurance, asset management, pension funds) on all kinds of risk related topics (e.g. operational risk, market risk, investment risk, insurance risk, behavioural risk) and all with the same mindset and goals: discussing the key topics on risk management, and willing to share our expertise, network and opinions with members of CFA Society Netherlands and the broader investment community. And we are looking for more risk professionals to be part of our committee, so please join our great team and share your thoughts and opinions with the society.

If you're interested in participating in the committee, please contact info@cfasociety.nl.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI, formerly WIM): Active Members

About us: The DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) committee is formed on a voluntary basis under the umbrella of CFA Society Netherlands. We encourage inclusion and diversity at every level in the investment management industry by including different groups of individuals, such as, but not limited to, people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, gender, and sexual orientation. We are constantly planning inspiring events and initiatives  and therefore we are looking for new members to join our committee and help us realize our goals 

What are we looking for? The most important thing for us is your energy! We are looking for people who would be willing to contribute to one of the following areas: events organization, marketing, partnerships with companies within and outside the financial sector, as well as universities. 

What’s in it for you? In return, you will have the opportunity to quickly make an impact and connect to like-minded professionals who share your passion for DEI.

At the moment, the committee consists of four active members, and we are open for new members to join. The committee has a hybrid-style of working: bi-weekly online calls and physical meetings on a flexible basis. The one-pager on our committee can be found here: https://cfasociety.nl/en/activiteitencom.

If you are interested in joining us, please send us an intro about yourself and why you would like to join us via email: info@cfasociety.nl until 1 March.

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 e-mail info@cfasociety.nl .

Applied Artificial Intelligence Working group

The newly established Applied AI Working Group aims to increase the level of knowledge on artificial intelligence (AI) within CFA Society Netherlands through regular meetings, publications and organizing events. The focus is on the practical use-cases of AI (applied AI) within the financial sector, including banks, asset owners and asset managers, and ranges from the back-office to the front-office perspective.

The Working Group is looking for additional members, seeking diversity among its members and welcoming both specialists and generalists in terms of AI interests and experience. In case you are interested in joining the Working Group, please state your interest at info@cfasociety.nl.

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. https://cfasociety.nl/en/mentor

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 info@cfasociety.nl .

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 info@cfasociety.nl.

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: https://www.gipsstandards.org/

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 info@cfasociety.nl .

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, e-mail info@cfasociety.nl.

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 Heleen de Vlaam for more information.

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