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Governance

Our governance

The Anthos Fund & Asset Management (Anthos) Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for portfolio management and investment services. It is also responsible for maintaining a governance model that enforces strong internal control and contributes to our commitment to integrity, ethical values and operational excellence.

Finally, our Supervisory Board supervises the Anthos Board of Directors.

Supervisory Board

Our Supervisory Board, consisting of three persons, supervises the Anthos Board of Directors (see below for more information).

Leen Meijaard, Chairman

Leen joined Anthos as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2021. He has over thirty six years’ experience in portfolio management and leadership executive positions within the investment industry. He is now the chairman of several supervisory boards including Achmea Investment Management and football club Ajax. Previously, he was Managing Director EMEA at Blackrock for 15 years, a Director at Fidelity Investments and a senior portfolio manager at Robeco. Prior to that he worked at the ministry of finance at The Hague.

Hélène Vletter-van Dort

Hélène joined Anthos as a member on the Supervisory Board in 2021. She has over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession in a number of noteworthy positions. Since 2015, she has been the chair of the Supervisory Board of Intertrust NV and vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of NN Group NV. Before that, after training and practising as a lawyer, she then became a judge and professor of Financial Law & Governance at Erasmus School of Law.

Board of Directors & Management Team

The Anthos Fund & Asset Management (Anthos) Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for portfolio management and investment services, while each asset class investment team has its own Chief Investment Officer (CIO). This means there is full autonomy of investment decisions, which translates to speed, efficiency, aligned incentives as well as uncorrelated decisions across the different teams.

The Anthos Board of Directors is also responsible for maintaining a governance model that enforces strong internal control and contributes to our commitment to integrity, ethical values and operational excellence. We recognise that taking risks is part of doing business, it is even necessary to create value for clients. Nevertheless, we have taken measures to guarantee quality in both the organisation and the structure of our processes.

Frans Meerveld, COO/CFRO and Member of Anthos Board of Directors

Frans joined Anthos in 2015 as COO, CFRO and member of the Board of Directors. He has over 26 years’ experience in operational leadership positions in the private sector. Before Anthos, he held roles at Univest Company B.V. Unilever as COO, Chief Risk Officer/Vice President, at AEGON Asset Management as COO and Country Head NL, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Assistant Manager. Outside of Anthos, Frans is a board member of two charity development programs in Nairobi, Kenya that support and educate abandoned children.

Ben Kramer, Chief Client Officer

Ben joined Anthos in 2019 as CCO. He has over twenty six years’ experience in the international investment sector. Before Anthos, he was Global Head of Pensions and Insurance at Kempen Capital Management where he had ultimate responsibility for the global institutional client base. Previously, Ben was Country Head and Executive Director at BMO Global Asset Management, Head of Business Development & Client Relationship management at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie and Head of European Sales at KAS BANK.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct outlines the expectations of ethical behaviour for our staff, built on the foundation of Anthos’ shared set of beliefs and principles.

​​​​​​​Read our Code of Conduct (PDF)