Mr. Olav Houben has been involved in commodities and related activities since 2005. As such he has a very good understanding of the workings of all facets of the commodity industry, including regulatory developments (f.e. as former member of the ESMA consultative working group Commodities Derivatives Task Force) and understanding of the reputational issues and sustainability challenges related to investing in commodities as well as commodity producing capacity.
Until 2017 he shared direct and eventually held final responsibility for managing the commodity beta exposure (via commodity futures and OTCs) of APG as well as the absolute return strategies.
Per 2009 Mr. Houben shared direct and eventually held final responsibility for APGs global natural resources exposure which is positioned to be complimentary to APGs listed commodity beta exposure. Since 2007 APG has gradually been expanding its Natural Resources exposure. The initial focus was on Timber and Farmland. Later on the universe expanded into Mining and Energy exploitation activities.
Prior to his involvement in commodities and Natural Resources, Mr. Houben was a portfolio manager Quantitative Equity Strategies within APGs listed equity platform. He was involved in developing and implementing quantitative listed equity strategies such as sector neutral stock selection models.
Mr. Houben holds a MSc in Econometrics from Tilburg University and he earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation
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