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Léon Cornelissen

Chief Economist
You can be sure of risk, you can’t be sure of return.

Mr. Léon Cornelissen is Chief Economist at Robeco since 2009. He is responsible for Robeco's view on the global economy and the financial markets.

Léon started his career in the investment industry in 1990 at Robeco as a member of the Treasury team. During 1990 and 1994 he set up a repo desk, served as fixed-income portfolio manager and risk manager. In 1995, Léon left Robeco to join IRIS (Institute for Research and Investment Services), the former research joint-venture of Robeco and Rabobank, where he began working as a fixed-income analyst. Over the years his research responsibilities broadened to asset allocation and product development. He also joined the steering group that was preparing Robeco for the transition to the euro.

Léon writes on a regular basis columns and articles for financial magazines. Léon holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

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