You cannot create value for shareholders if you don’t know what affects or is driving value, says the AIF lecturer.  Matti Suominen’s career in equity trading began when he became an equity investor, quite unexpectedly, at just 16 years old. “I inherited some stocks, not a lot, just a small amount. I knew nothing about…

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Is there a glimmer of hope in the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression? We are in the middle of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression – but does Covid-19 bring us only misery or is there a glimmer of hope? We asked a true optimist Peter De Keyzer. In 2013 you…

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A safe learning environment

30 September, 2020 11:38

Read here about our measures to control the spreading of the Covid-19 virus during our face-to-face programs. For our in-class programs as of September 2020 and beyond, the training location (Room Mate Aitana Hotel) has been prepared to comply with all national standards regarding health and safety. Hygiene measures, distance to others and catering service are adjusted…

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Operational risk is a growing concern for many firms, says risk management expert Russell Walker. There are simply more areas where things can go awry, often with potentially devastating consequences for institutions, than ever before.  Operational risk refers to risk of losses that are not related to investment decisions, but rather to problems or failures…

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We are sad to announce the death of AIF Supervisory Board Member Alex van Groningen. Alex was the Founder and Director of Alex van Groningen BV and served on our Board since 2019.  Alex started the training company that carries his name in 1994 and built a large network of (finance) professionals over the years. Besides…

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As the national guidelines and measures in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak have gradually been eased in the EU, we are excited to kick off a new season of face-to-face programs! For our in-class programs as of September 2020 and beyond, the training location (Room Mate Aitana Hotel) has been prepared to comply with all national standards…

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Private equity specialist Cyril Demaria will share knowledge and insights on the full value chain of this sector. “If you decide to put money into your niece’s start-up, what you are doing is investing venture capital. That’s private equity,” says private equity specialist Cyril Demaria. “It’s as old as Babylonian times, but until about 20…

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For our in-class programs in fall 2020 and beyond, the training location (Room Mate Aitana Hotel) will be prepared to comply with the national standards in regard to health and safety. Hygiene measures, distance to others and catering service will be adjusted accordingly. We will see to it that these rules are adhered strictly. Moving forward,…

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On the 26th of May, Professor Raghu Rau (Cambridge Judge Business School) discussed how blockchains are disrupting our society and how technology can replace trust in the time of social distancing. You can re-watch the full recording below: Raghu Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He…

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On the 19th of May, economist Peter De Keyzer discussed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international trade, financial markets and the future of the European Union during a free webinar. You can re-watch the full recording below: Peter De Keyzer has extensive experience as an Economist and Chief Economist at, among others, KBC Asset…

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