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

Bubble trouble: is the stock market riding for a fall?
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Investment strategy

Bubble trouble: is the stock market riding for a fall?

It's hard to tell when a bubble is about to burst, but the LGIM Bubble Index suggests we aren't a...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
07 May 2024
3 min read
Something's gotta give
Markets and economics

Something's gotta give

Consensus is clustered around a trilogy of lower inflation, rate cuts and continued growth. Is th...
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergTim Drayson
22 Apr 2024
3 min read
Asymmetry in motion
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

Asymmetry in motion

Ambiguous near-term economic conditions and heightened geopolitical risk make adaptability more...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
01 Feb 2024
4 min read
The comeback kid
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

The comeback kid

It has been a tough couple of years for diversified portfolios. But we think 2024 could be the ye...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
11 Jan 2024
3 min read
Let's do the time warp again
Emiel van den Heiligenberg
Markets and economics

Let's do the time warp again

Despite the warning lights flashing red, the recession still hasn't arrived. But that doesn't mea...
By Emiel van den Heiligenberg
19 Oct 2023
4 min read
Israel-Hamas conflict: implications for investors
ESG and long-term themes

Israel-Hamas conflict: implications for investors

What the hostilities in the Middle East mean for markets and the global economy.
By Emiel van den HeiligenbergErik Lueth
17 Oct 2023
3 min read
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

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