Emiel van den Heiligenberg

Head of Asset Allocation

Emiel is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the team’s investment and business strategy. He claims to have been a promising lightweight rower at university until French fries got the better of him. Reflecting his love for rowing in a team, he firmly believes that excellence can only be achieved by a great team made up of motivated individuals that are also eager to work together. To this end he is the self-proclaimed inventor of the verb 'teaming' to acknowledge that shaping a top team and culture of excellence is an ongoing process. Outside of work-family obligations, Emiel’s spare time is filled by a passion for shark diving and skiing. Prior to dedicating his career to portfolio management in 1996, Emiel worked as a policy adviser in the Dutch Ministry of Finance and he graduated from Tilburg University in the Netherlands ages ago. When not glued to his Bloomberg screens, this Dutch man is hooked on computer games, peanut butter and his favourite dark beer made by Belgian monks.

Posts by Emiel van den Heiligenberg


Middle Eastern investors: still relatively cautious on markets

Middle Eastern investors have been cautious on risk for a while. I believe that if markets remain relatively calm, many will be tempted to deploy more cash.

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Is a US recession looming?

Last week saw the largest monthly rise in core US inflation since March 2005. Does this mean the sun is setting on this economic cycle?

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Why the market wobble may be a Taper Tantrum 2.0

We are inclined to lean against the recent sell-off, which appears to be driven by excessive investor optimism and positioning.

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Portfolio Thinking

Adding science to investing in an uncertain world

We live in an uncertain world. With Brexit, Chinese growth and US policy just three of countless risks facing the ongoing bull market in risk assets, this is as true today as it ever was. So what’s an investor to do?

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