Aegon Asset Management’s Frank Meijer to attend Tel Aviv Forum

Frank Meijer head of European ABS and Mortgages Team at Aegon Asset Management, Dutch sister company to Kames Capital, will put forward his views on the asset class at the upcoming Tel Aviv Forum 2017, taking place 6 December at the Hilton Tel Aviv.

The opportunities in ABS come as spreads on government and corporate bonds have continued to tighten, and with yields falling it makes diversification into areas such as consumer credit more interesting. ABS offers exposure to collateral secured by mortgages, car loans and credit card receivables, among others, which Meijer will address during his presentation.

For investors, the benefits include yields, diversification of risk and protection from inflation. The experience with the asset class comes via Kames Capital’s sister company Aegon Asset Management, which oversees €18bn globally of which €5bn is in European ABS.

Meijer joined Aegon AM in 2000. He is a member of the Asset Liability Committee of Aegon Bank and a permanent guest lecturer at the Amsterdam VU University. Prior to his current role, he was also responsible for the Quant Group and set up the Structured Credit Desk. Before joining Aegon AM, he worked at ABN AMRO in the Credit Risk Modelling & Product department. He holds an MSc in Physics, cum laude, from the University of Groningen and a PhD in Physics from Delft University of Technology.

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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