Emiel van den Heiligenberg

Head of Asset Allocation

Emiel van den Heiligenberg
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.

Other articles by Emiel van den Heiligenberg

The Fed’s hidden hand in global monetary policy
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

The Fed’s hidden hand in global monetary policy

Recent rate hikes ahead of the Fed's meeting later this week reflect the far-reaching influence o...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
13 Jun 2023
3 min read
We’re holding the line on short risk positions
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

We’re holding the line on short risk positions

No news has been read as good news, and equities have drifted higher following the banking crisis...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
21 Apr 2023
4 min read
The triumph of hope over experience
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

The triumph of hope over experience

Rising household debt levels and pressure on company margins mean the soft-landing narrative...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
23 Feb 2023
3 min read
Superforecasting? It’s all about process!
Investment strategy

Superforecasting? It’s all about process!

Our Asset Allocation team mantra is 'prepare, don't predict'. Yet understanding how to construct...
By Christopher TeschmacherEmiel van den Heiligenberg
22 Feb 2023
3 min read
2023 outlook: bracing for another tough year
Markets and economics

2023 outlook: bracing for another tough year

We expect much of the world to slip into recession, creating a challenging backdrop for equities....
By Tim DraysonEmiel van den Heiligenberg
13 Dec 2022
4 min read
Remembering a colleague and friend with our annual charity fundraiser
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
ESG and long term themes

Remembering a colleague and friend with our annual charity fundraiser

In memory of Andy Ridgers, the Asset Allocation team is raising money for mental health charity...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
08 Dec 2022
3 min read
Blog on the pod: liquidity, cycles and bubbles
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

Blog on the pod: liquidity, cycles and bubbles

Why is illiquidity still a feature in markets? And how does that affect the views of the Asset...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
28 Oct 2022
1 min read
The three barriers to economic growth today – and how they can be overcome
Markets and economics

The three barriers to economic growth today – and how they can be overcome

Several major factors are weighing on economic growth today. How could these problems be resolved...
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergTim Drayson
26 Oct 2022
3 min read
Illiquidity, risk aversion and market bubbles: where we are now
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

Illiquidity, risk aversion and market bubbles: where we are now

Measures of illiquidity are back to COVID-19 levels, but hawkish central bank policy means we're ...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
14 Oct 2022
2 min read

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