Rob Bauer is Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investments) at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. In addition, Rob is managing director of an investment consulting firm in which he advises pension funds and institutional asset managers on pension and investments related subjects. His present academic research focus is on pension funds, strategic investment policy, mutual fund performance, responsible investing, shareholder activism and corporate governance. His academic work has been published in various professional and academic (international) research journals. Rob is Executive Director of the International Centre for Pension Fund Management (ICPM) at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto and Managing Director of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University. Rob is also a senior research fellow of Netspar In Tilburg, The Netherlands. In 2013, Rob Bauer was listed in the aiCIO’s Top 10 most influential academics in institutional investing, a list of academics who have significantly aided pensions, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as institutional investors who are fulfilling their obligations to stakeholders.