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

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
Skye knows no limit
Investment strategy

Skye knows no limit

It's the time of year for the Asset Allocation Christmas charity fund-raising effort. This year w...
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergChristopher Teschmacher
14 Dec 2021
3 min read
Chinese high yield: buying deep value is always scary
Fixed income

Chinese high yield: buying deep value is always scary

China's high-yield bond market has been under incredible strain in recent months, with prices...
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergPeter Duff
29 Nov 2021
3 min read
Countdown to COP26: The multi-asset battle against climate c
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
ESG and long term themes

Countdown to COP26: The multi-asset battle against climate c

We are positioning our portfolios to help curb a climate catastrophe and generate sustainable...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
23 Sep 2021
3 min read
The Delta variant’s spread and the implications for risk assets
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

The Delta variant’s spread and the implications for risk assets

The measures that China may take to contain the COVID-19 variant could disrupt global growth....
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
06 Aug 2021
4 min read

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