Willem Klijnstra

Currency Strategist

Willem Klijnstra
Willem is a stubborn Frisian, allegedly a descendant of an obscure hero resistance fighter called Grutte Pier (ca. 1480-1520). While in the office his focus is on currency movements; at home he does most of the moving as he chauffeurs his three young kids around. Mister currency is a sporty character with a balanced lifestyle – he enjoys burning lots of calories as much as he enjoys family sized bags of M&Ms.

Other articles by Willem Klijnstra

Thinking the unthinkable
Willem Klijnstra
Markets and economics

Thinking the unthinkable

Should we be happy with inflation falling towards central bank targets, or does it just reignite...
By Willem Klijnstra
06 Feb 2024
2 min read
The beginning of the end for the unstoppable US economy?
Willem Klijnstra
Markets and economics

The beginning of the end for the unstoppable US economy?

On the face of it, the latest round of US economic data points to continued strength. But we...
By Willem Klijnstra
07 Nov 2023
3 min read
What's going on with the Norwegian krone?
Willem Klijnstra
Currency

What's going on with the Norwegian krone?

Moves in the Norwegian currency's value provide a timely reminder that traditional credit analysi...
By Willem Klijnstra
11 May 2023
2 min read
Is King Dollar’s reign at an end?
Willem Klijnstra
Markets and economics

Is King Dollar’s reign at an end?

Probably, but the more important question is whether a weaker dollar has already been priced in b...
By Willem Klijnstra
19 Jan 2023
2 min read
Take a hike: what will central banks do next?
Markets and economics

Take a hike: what will central banks do next?

We assess the chances of a pause in the rate-hiking cycle in the months ahead, and whether the...
By Tim DraysonWillem Klijnstra
26 Jul 2022
3 min read
Allocations for inflation (part 4): the FX of inflation
Willem Klijnstra
Currency

Allocations for inflation (part 4): the FX of inflation

In the fourth part of our series exploring the asset-allocation response to inflation, we look at...
By Willem Klijnstra
30 Mar 2022
4 min read
A weaponised currency
Willem Klijnstra
Currency

A weaponised currency

Have sanctions actually put the US dollar's global pre-eminence at risk?
By Willem Klijnstra
28 Mar 2022
3 min read
Currency market at a standstill
Willem Klijnstra
Currency

Currency market at a standstill

Currency volatility has been subdued. What does that mean for multi-asset investors?  
By Willem Klijnstra
23 Sep 2021
2 min read
A CE3 view
Willem Klijnstra
Economics

A CE3 view

Could central banks’ decisions in Central Europe provide a template for larger markets?  
By Willem Klijnstra
12 Jul 2021
3 min read

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