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Theo Kocken is professor of Risk Management at VU University Amsterdam, founder of the Anglo-Dutch pension investment & risk management firm Cardano and chairman of the Cardano Development Foundation. He is also an extraordinary professor at NWU University (South Africa).

Before founding Cardano in 2000, he worked in the banking sector between 1990 until 2000 and was amongst other positions head of Market Risk at ING and Rabobank. He graduated in Business Administration (1990) and Econometrics (1993) and received his PhD at VU University Amsterdam (2006).

Over the past 25 years he has published many books and articles on risk management, pension fund design and financial markets. He also uses alternative media. Together with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Theo produced the documentary “Boom Bust Boom” on financial crises and endogenous financial instability. He is currently working on an international documentary about worldwide increase in longevity and how to cope with it.

Member of:
Cardano Development Foundation Board and Supervisory Board.

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