People with the best qualifications are not always the best person for the job. We try to look beyond the cv at the person in front of us. Everyone has their sweet spot. We believe this to be the foundation of a sustainable relationship with employees.
We look for independent thinkers. Who are willing to question conventional wisdom.
And who share our passion for sustainability.
Willem is an experienced macro investor and “tree hugger”. He is passionate about nature and finding big picture solutions to the worlds challenges. Quantrust allows Willem to use his analytical skills and holistic perspective on global events whilst having a direct positive impact on nature. Willem is also a keen kite surfer, yogi and musician.
Since starting his career in 2000 as an equity analyst at J.P. Morgan, Willem has gained vast experience managing asset allocations and single manager hedge funds. At Insinger de Beaufort Asset Management he managed various funds. From 2002-2009 he founded and managed IdB Real Estate Equity Fund, the first long-short equity fund for European real estate equities. The became one of the best performing funds over the period, with a very limited draw-down during the credit crisis, for which it received a Morningstar award.
Willem holds a MSc in Business Mathematics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam and is a CFA charter holder and member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands.
In the past decades Vincent gained a vast experience in managing the operational aspects of the investment process within all kinds of financial institutions. Vincent was engaged in wholesale banking, setting up a Mid-office for Securities Lending & Repo’s at ING and starting, working as the back-office director at Schretlen & Co, Rabobank's private bank. In 2008 Vincent became departmental manager of the portfolio administration at PGGM, one of the largest Dutch pension administrators. In 2012 Vincent became responsible for setting up an operational risk framework at Pensioenfonds Hoogovens.
Vincent holds a MSc in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and is a RMFI (Risk Management for Financial Institutions) charter holder and member of the CFA Society VBA Netherlands.
When he does not work, Vincent spends time with his family or practices for his next marathon.
Pieter Visch joined Quantrust in 2012 and has worked as an analyst and portfolio manager and now advises our institutional clients.
Pieter holds a MSc in Business Administration from the Rijks University Groningen and is a CFA charter holder.
Jennifer Swertvaegher is responsible for business development and client relations of qi.fund, the quantrust investment fund.
Henk is the founder of Quantrust. Over the years he has become a legend in the Dutch institutional investment industry, with a distinguished career as an investment manager, strategist and consultant. Henk has pioneered many new developments in the Dutch pension fund market such as ALM and Dynamic Asset Allocation and he received the VBA Pension prize for his PhD thesis at Rijks University Groningen on solvency criteria for pension funds.
Among others he worked for J.P. Morgan in New York & London, Shell Pension Fund in The Hague (head of investments) and Swiss Bank Corporation in London. And as an investment entrepreneur he founded Quantrust in 1993, Klein Haneveld & Associates in 1992 (sold to Mercer in 2000) and Klein Haneveld Consulting in 2000 (sold to Bank Insinger de Beaufort).
Henk is a highly experienced and active participant in the Dutch pension fund community having been CEO of Ahold Pension Fund (1997-2012) and member of its board (1987-1997). From 1999-2012, he served as Board member of the Dutch Association of Company Pension Funds (OPF) and Board member of the Dutch Federation of Pension funds which he helped found. Currently, Henk has various advisory positions at various Dutch pension funds.
quantrust research council.
We attach great importance to testing our views and maintaining close links to other commentators in the financial sector. Quantrust Research Council was established in 2012 in order to exchange high-level ideas and views regarding the economic and financial market outlook in an informal and open setting.