ABP’s investment lead to depart
Dominique Dijkhuis, the investment lead for Dutch public sector fund ABP, with €474bn in assets the largest pension fund in Europe, is set to depart from her role this summer.
In her two years at the fund, Dijkhuis has been instrumental in moving the ABP's liquid investment portfolio from active management to index investing.
Announcing her decision on social media, Dijkhuis said she joined the fund with the mission to raise ABP’s profile as pension fund and asset owner and to position the investment portfolio sustainably for the long term by investing in low-cost strategies alongside impact investments.
Dijkhuis said that the path to meeting her targets has been paved and that she is confident that ABP will meet this ambition.
In an interview with Net Zero Investor last year, she revealed that ABP intends to invest €30bn in energy transition assets and her plans to phase out investments that do not align with the transition to net zero.
ABP has sold off all its holdings in fossil fuel producers over the past two years which in 2021 amounted to almost 3% of the funds' total assets.