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Corporate Governance

Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V. (the Retail Fund) was established in 2010. Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Bouwnijverheid (bpfBOUW, the pension fund for the construction industry) is the Retail Fund’s anchor investor. The Fund has a transparent governance structure, which ensures effective and efficient management, combined with proper checks and balances. Until 4 January 2016, the Fund had a Supervisory Board. The Fund’s governance structure now consists of a General Meeting of Shareholders, a Shareholders’ Committee and a Board of Directors.

Fund governance

The Retail Fund is governed in a robust framework with systems and processes to manage risks appropriately. Safeguarding the interests of our investors, integrity and transparency play a key role in the Fund’s governance principles:

  • Independent compliance function

  • Conflicts of interests policy

  • ‘Checks and balances’ framework with four lines of defence

  • Robust process management: ISAE 3402 type II certified

  • AIFMD compliant

  • Independent depositary appointed

Rules and principles governing day-to-day business

  • Best-in-class system for valuation of assets

  • ‘4-eyes-principle’ on all real estate investments

  • Transparency and integrity in daily business conduct

  • Code of conduct

  • Shareholder communications

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