Rob Bauer is founder and managing director of Rob Bauer Consultants BV. After his 12-year career at ABP Investments as a fund manager and head of research, Rob started an investment consultancy firm in which he advises and supports institutional investors on topics related to strategic investments.

In addition, Rob is Professor of Finance (Chair: Institutional Investors) at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. His academic research is focused on pension funds, strategic investment policy, mutual fund performance, responsible investing, shareholder activism and corporate governance. Rob publishes regularly in professional and academic journals, and is a frequent speaker on national and international conferences.

Rob is also the managing director of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, and associate director of the International Center for Pension Fund Management (ICPM) ) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in Canada.