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Raf is (part-time) university lecturer and education coordinator at the Post Graduate Program Compliance & Integrity Management of the VU Amsterdam (part of the Center for Executive Education of the School of Business & Economics). His fields of expertise are Regulation (on Financial Markets), Supervision (on Financial Markets), Financial Law,  and Effectiveness /Working of Regulation.


Currently, he is doing research and writing a dissertation about Effectiveness of Financial Law (PhD Sudent of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute of the VU).

One of his more recent publications is 'The Handbook of Compliance & Integrity Management; Theory and Practice' (S.C. Bleker - van Eyk & R.A.M. Houben (eds.), 2017 Kluwer Law International).


Raf studied (business and international) law at the University of Leiden. For the past 30 years he has worked as a compliance professional, financial regulatory lawyer and supervisor at various (financial) institutions, including 10 years at De Nederlandsche Bank. Raf is former editor (in chief) of the Magazine for Compliance, the Yearbook Compliance and former chairman of the Association of Compliance Professionals.  He currently works at PGGM as a compliance professional.

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International and Business Law, Master

31 Oct 1985 → …

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