Mr. Guus Warringa joined G&E in September 2015 where he works with the Firm’s institutional investor clients. From 2008 until mid-2015, Mr. Warringa served as General Counsel for APG N.V. – one of the world’s leading institutional investors with more than Euro 474 billion of pension funds’ assets. During his tenure, Mr. Warringa served as a leading voice for institutional investors and was, inter alia, instrumental in campaigning against the adverse consequences for pension funds of the financial transaction tax and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on behalf the European pension fund sector. Additionally, as a board member of APG Asset Management, Mr. Warringa was directly involved in the development of APG’s investment strategy and jointly responsible for the risk and return of the company’s investment process. In 2011, Warringa was named by Financial News as one of the most influential figures in European capital markets.
Before joining APG, Mr. Warringa served as General Counsel for two internationally operating financial services firms. His first role was General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Company Secretary for the international investment firm AOT N.V. (now Binck Bank N.V.). The company, which focused on stocks, commodities and derivatives, was one of the first option traders to be listed on the Dutch options exchange. Following his departure from AOT, Mr. Warringa joined the pan-European exchange, Euronext (later becoming NYSE Euronext) where, while based in both Amsterdam and Paris, he held several senior positions, working with the securities exchanges of Paris, Lisbon and Brussels and serving as General Counsel for the Dutch exchange.
Mr. Warringa began his career in private practice after graduating from Leiden University and Cambridge University. His Saturdays are spent refereeing amateur football and applaud (sometimes) the teams in which his four sons play. Mr. Warringa is happily married to Sabrina who runs a dental practice in their home town. In his free time Mr. Warringa acts as a football referee.