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De Zilveren Rijder (or Nyenrodiaanse Handelsvereniging “De Zilveren Rijder” in full) is the largest student-run investment fund in Europe, located at Nyenrode Business University.


Founded in 1996, De Zilveren Rijder is an investment fund which is entirely managed by students. It's managed by a board and an analyst team consisting of 6 students each, of which both compositions change on a yearly basis.


De Zilveren Rijder manages a single fund, which has a long-term focus. Primarily by taking a value-investing approach, the strategy aims to achieve deliberate growth by taking calculated risk.


Within De Zilveren Rijder, the best ideas win. The board and analysts meet on a weekly basis. In these meetings, fruitful discussions are held about the opportunities and threats the markets provide.

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Europe's largest student-run investment fund

Assets under Management

Accountable & responsible

The board

The present fund structure includes the board members and market analysts. The board members are in charge of external communications with investors (Chairman), designing and maintaining the investment strategy of the fund, and managing analysts (Vice-Chairman), maintaining internal operations and files in order (Secretary), monitoring of portfolio and fund bookkeeping (Treasurer), organising educational and career events (Commissioner Events), and communication with the shareholders through the quarterly magazine Den Silvervloot (Commissioner Fiduciary).

Analytical, knowledgable and motivated

The analysts

The analyst team is of utmost importance in managing the investment portfolio. Selected by the board, the analysts are key in providing research and insights. The analysts deliver their findings via reports and presentations on a weekly basis. Together with the board, constructive discussions are held on the current positions of the fund and the current status of the strategy.

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Friendship, Wealth and Trust

Friendship has to do with the bonding that is created amongst the Nyenrode students while running the investment fund. Wealth implies that after all the hard work that students put into the fund – involving fundamental analysis of stocks, portfolio management and event arrangements with multiple external parties – eventually yields substantial dividends both materially and in our professional career later on. Since the management has to deal with money, trust is vital to earn a strong reputation amongst peers and fund investors. As a result, De Zilveren Rijder is joined by more than 750 shareholders.

About Us

In a few sentences.

The primary goal of the fund is to create a learning environment for students willing to learn about investing. This is done by means of arranging public events with guest speakers, as well as enabling the board members to steer the investment strategy of the fund. The fund has been known for consistently outperforming the AEX while attracting investors’ capital up to €145,000 EUR, thus becoming the largest student-run investment fund in Europe. Finally, the fund arranges such events as the Finance Day, the Investment Day, and Traders’ Trophy, and opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange every year.

The fund has the ambition to keep its position as the largest investment fund managed by students in Europe, and because of that, it raises funding on a consistent basis. Furthermore, the fund has the ambition of becoming the largest student-run fund in Europe, and over the long-run, in the world. If you wish to know more about our story, feel free to contact us via the contact details at bottom of this page.

A few words from the chairmen

Being chairman of De Zilveren Rijder made me responsible to lead a team of smart students to work efficient and effective as possible. And a group of individuals becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. For this reason, there is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach goals only with the help of others. And therefore, I am really honored and motivated to achieve tremendous results and goals with De Zilveren Rijder.
As vice-chairman, it is a unique opportunity to align a fund this size with a long-term value approach. Besides the difference in pure wealth compared to my own portfolio, I also no longer represent my own interests, but that of hundreds of others. Naturally, this comes with an enormous feeling of responsibility. Fortunately, I'm being surrounded by a team of bright minds, with whom I happily work together to keep the portfolio up to date. By having similar interests, but different backgrounds, I learn something new everyday.

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The People

The present structure of the 23nd board includes six members and is seated from January 2019 until December 2019.

Chairman – Lex van Zalingen:

In charge of external communications with investors and chairing the board meetings. Is ultimately responsible that work gets delivered by the other board members.

Vice-Chairman – Koen Bouwmeester:

In charge of designing and maintaining the investment strategy of the fund, and managing analysts. After collaborating with the analysts and the other board members, the vice-chairman will take the final investment decisions.

Secretary – Julius Rog:

In charge of maintaining internal operations and files in order. Making sure that in every meeting, all important matters are discussed and everyone is heard.

Treasurer – Gijs van de Velde:

In charge of monitoring of the portfolio and fund bookkeeping. The treasurer makes sure all transactions in the fund are executed properly and provides the shareholders with accurate prices of their shares.

Commissioner Events – Lynn van Tilburg:

In charge of organising educational and career events such as company visits, speakers and in-house events.

Commissioner Fiduciary – Olivier van Dijk:

In charge of communication to external parties through the quarterly magazine Den Silvervloot.

Besides the board, the fund has a team of analysts. The current analyst team consists of six members. Each member brings a unique expertise or quality to the team, making them together a perfect facet to the entire fund. Their support in the investment decisions will ultimately result in more value for the shareholder.

The current analyst team consists of:

Jordi Fierlings

Ramy al Shariff

Udita Agarwal

Vivek Kandimalla

Elyas Razawi

Contact Us

Get in touch

  • Breukelen, Utrecht
  • dzr@my.nyenrode.nl