Pension fund risk manager of the year: PGGM

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Arjen Pasma (left) and Ido de Geus

Roughly 2.5 million people in the Netherlands count on pension administrator PGGM to look after assets that, as of last October, were worth €128 billion. It’s a heavy responsibility, and the firm’s risk and treasury executives say it tries to repay that faith by making risk considerations central to everything it does. Not every financial institution is as rigorous, of course, so PGGM’s biggest focus in recent years has been on counterparty exposure, where it has made some big strides.
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