KAS BANK Pension Fund appoints ACTIAM for global equity mandate

Following an extensive selection process led by investment consultant Willis Towers Watson, Pensioenfonds van de KAS BANK (KAS BANK Pension Fund) has appointed ACTIAM to manage its global equity mandate.

Aside from the specific return target, the ESG profile of the mandate should also better than that of the benchmark (MSCI ACWI). The mandate not only contributes to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but simultaneously mitigates the negative impact on the planetary boundaries (Stockholm Resilience Centre).
Monique Jager-Smeets (Board member and chair of the Investment Committee), on behalf of KAS BANK Pension Fund, says: “The investment approach we’ve chosen for the global equity mandate perfectly matches our investment belief of combining multiple instruments within a sustainable investment policy. This means that, as well as exclusion, we also consciously invest in companies that would like to have a positive impact. Moreover, at KAS BANK Pension Fund we carefully consider not only the financial returns, but also the possible negative consequences of our investment policy on society and the environment associated with the activities of the companies we invest in.”
Hans van Houwelingen (pictured), CEO at ACTIAM, says: “We are delighted that KAS BANK Pension Fund has appointed ACTIAM. We are seeing an increasing demand for investment solutions that have a multidimensional approach to sustainable investment. In this regard, it is essential not only to use data to understand current business operations, but also to apply data to make investments that are future-proof.”