Jaap van Dam
Principal Director Investment Strategy
Jaap is the Principal Director of Investment Strategy at PGGM. He is chairman of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and of the European chapter of the 300 Club. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Jaap’s career in investment management spans more than three decades. His lifelong ambition is to improve institutional investment management by integrating academic insights into practice and by asking academia for help in solving practical investment challenges.
Jaap has performed many roles within the field, ranging from fundamental and quantitative analysis to external manager selection and portfolio construction. He joined PGGM in 2005 as Head of Internal Equity Management. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Strategist. Jaap is a member of the NEST (UK) Investment Committee, ICPM’s research committee and the International Advisory Board of EDHEC.
Together with prof. Kees Koedijk and prof. Alfred Slager he authored the book Achieving Investment Excellence, a practical guide for Trustees of Pension Funds, Endowments and foundations (2019).