“What we do in that first part of the relationship, whether they’re an existing client or a prospect, is to spend a lot of time on building expectations. ‘This is who we are. This is what we believe fits with a long-term investor.’”
With a history dating back to 1737, van Lanschot Kempen is one of the oldest independent banks in the world, giving Kempen Capital Management a uniquely long-term vantage point. CEO Erik van Houwelingen joins the podcast to discuss how Kempen has made sustainability core to its long-term investment strategy – topics include:
- The creation and purpose of Kempen’s Sustainability Centre
- The impact of Kempen’s approach to engagement and active ownership
- The new trends in sustainability that will come to define the investment industry over the next decade
About Erik van Houwelingen
Erik van Houwelingen is CEO of Kempen Capital Management, the asset management team of Van Lanschot Kempen, an independent wealth manager based in the Netherlands. Erik leads the asset management business and recently joined its executive board. Most recently he was head of client group Europe at Dimensional Fund Advisors in London, responsible for client and business development with a focus on continental markets. Erik and his team at Kempen have been members of FCLTGlobal since 2018.
Kempen Capital Management is a specialist asset management company that serves institutional investors, such as pension funds and insurance companies, from offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris.