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

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
Markets rally amid recession fears
Markets and economics

Markets rally amid recession fears

Maybe, just maybe, we have gone past peak pessimism and peak volatility for now. However, we...
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergTim Drayson
03 Aug 2022
3 min read
Gold hasn’t lost all of its shine
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

Gold hasn’t lost all of its shine

While the precious metal appears expensive on valuation grounds, heightened risk aversion has led...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
17 Jun 2022
3 min read
The importance of risk management
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

The importance of risk management

A recent shark-diving experience highlighted the value of preparation and a cool head when dealin...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
06 May 2022
4 min read
Ukraine conflict: recession risks, long-term scenarios and market sentiment
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

Ukraine conflict: recession risks, long-term scenarios and market sentiment

As the conflict in Ukraine leads to a humanitarian crisis, we consider how the invasion could sha...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
15 Mar 2022
4 min read
Taking stock of our bullish view
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

Taking stock of our bullish view

Taking a step back from day-to-day market movements, we have reflected on our team's overall...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
14 Feb 2022
3 min read
Is this a bubble or did Santa just come to town?
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Equities

Is this a bubble or did Santa just come to town?

We've seen a significant rally in equities recently, which almost nullifies the drawdown we saw i...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
15 Dec 2021
3 min read

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