About Pensioenfonds Detailhandel
With over 310,000 participants, 113,000 pensioners, 32,000 employers, 784,000 former employers and an equity of 21 billion euros, Pensioenfonds Detailhandel is one of the larger pension funds in the Netherlands. The equity of the Pension Fund is invested in shares, bonds and real estate. This is done for the longer term in order to be able to pay out a good pension in the future (and over several generations).
Contrary to popular belief, Pensioenfonds Detailhandel has a small organisation with a limited number of people on its payroll. They work in Utrecht, at the so-called administrative office. This is where the daily business is organised. For example, managing the administration (outsourced to TKP in Groningen) and the professional parties investing the assets on behalf of the Pension Fund.
The board of Pensioenfonds Detailhandel meets on a monthly basis and consists of board members who come from employer (sector) organisations and organised employees (trade unions). The board determines the policy of Pensioenfonds Detailhandel and is accountable to the Dutch Central Bank and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. The Supervisory Board and the Accountability Body of Pensioenfonds Detailhandel provide an extra safeguard.