Professor of Financial Markets at Erasmus School of Economics, Mary Pieterse-Bloem, will start as Head of Investment Office at Rabobank as of 1 June 2021. Pieterse-Bloem resigns as Global Head Fixed Income of the ABN AMRO Private Banking. For the past 6 years Pieterse-Bloem was a voting member of the Global Investment Committee which determines the allocation of the approximate 210 billion euro assets that ABN AMRO’s private bank has under management.
Within Rabobank the Investment Office deals with the content of investing. This involves formulating and setting out investment strategies, monitoring the quality of the portfolio and the selection and assessment of investment options that enable clients to achieve their investment objectives. About twenty analysts and strategists work in this department.
Since her appointment at Erasmus School of Economics in September 2011, Mary Pieterse-Bloem is responsible for the fixed income research and education programme including daily supervision of two PhD candidates, authoring academic publications, the Master’s course on fixed income securities and bond portfolio management and supervising of students with their thesis.
Mary Pieterse-Bloem has spent her entire professional career in fixed income. Starting in 1993 upon the completion of her MSc in Economics at London School of Economics, she worked the first thirteen years in the dealing rooms of Paribas, DrKW and Lehman Brothers in London as Euro bond strategist and Debt Capital Markets professional. In 2006 she took time out to write her PhD thesis on the integration of European corporate bond markets. She obtained her doctorate in 2011 at Tilburg University, after which she resumed her career in the Netherlands in asset management. In the past, Pieterse-Bloem worked for ING Investment Management (now NN IP) and then for APG Asset Management, both as a Senior Strategist for the fixed income portfolios of respectively the largest life insurer (Nationale Nederlanden) and largest pension fund (ABP) in the Netherlands.