British economist John Kay held an introduction in the Academy building of Utrecht University. The audience? The Dutch pension fund industry. Host was Rens van Tilburg and The Sustainable Finance Lab.


VIDEO - John Kay on regulation and stewardship

John Kay spoke his mind at the Sustainable Finance Lab in Utrecht about what the modern economy should be like in his opinion. He sees a great need for change in the asset management culture. After his lecture a  panel with Gerben Everts (Financial Markets Authority), Antoinette van Lier (Ownership Capital), Lars Dijkstra (Kempen Capital Management and ) and Theo Kocken (Cardano, VU university) discussed the relevance for the Dutch pension funds. Should there be a decrease in regulation? Watch the video for their comments on beta, alpha, benchmarks and the focus on ROI and tracking errors.

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John Kay, British economist
About John Kay

John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. His work is centred on the relationships between economics, finance and business. His career has spanned academic work and think tanks, business schools, company directorships, consultancies and investment companies. Today his main focus is on writing and he is renowned for his ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly.