On November 7th, we gathered again at the Barbizon Palace in Amsterdam (we get great feedback on the venue, with the impressive reception and dinner areas, as well as the easy access to Amsterdam Central station). With over 125 guests this was our best attended dinner in years. Our guest speaker didn't disappoint, and his entertaining insights provided for plenty of lively discussion around the tables.
Han de Jong is Chief Economist of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Prior to taking up this position in 2005, he headed the Investment Strategy team at ABN AMRO Asset Management for five years. Before that, Han held various positions inside and outside ABN AMRO, such as leading the bank’s fixed-income research unit. Between 1992 and 1997, he worked in Dublin, Ireland, for a local brokerage firm as its Chief Economist. After graduating, Han initially worked as a lecturer at a third-level college in the Netherlands. From 2005 to 2012 Han was columnist with Het Financieele Dagblad, the leading Dutch financial newspaper. He is currently also a member of the investment committee of several Dutch pension funds. In addition, he teaches macroeconomics at a post-graduate investment-management course at het Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.