Pascal vander Straeten

PhD Student

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I have a Master of Applied Economics from the Universiteit Antwerpen, a postgraduate degree in International Politics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. I have a passion for financial risk management and geopolitics, and over the years I have specialised in the risk management of extreme events, institutional banking, and capital markets activities as well as corporate finance, with a particular focus on initiating and enhancing efficiencies in relation to risk processes that focus on proactive risk management and economic capital savings.

I have more than twenty-five years of professional experience, with assignments in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Most recently, I ran the credit-risk management of the financial markets activities of a large global commercial bank.

Currently managing my own financial- and political-risk advisory and research firm (Value4Risk), I aim to assist businesses and financial organisations in weathering extreme (tail) risk events as well as in creating a risk-aware corporate culture with business resiliency. I have a proven track record of setting up, building, and expanding risk-management frameworks and processes. My expertise includes day-to-day management of large credit-risk and underwriting departments, designing and executing risk policies, regulatory-change management, developing and implementing training modules in relation to enterprise risk management as well as financial and political tail-risk management, and developing risk-mapping, early-warning, and reverse stress-testing tools. In August 2017, I published Tail Risk Management: Building a Resilient Financial Business in a Volatile World, and in April 2018 I published a second book “An Overture to Geofinance: Global Finance, Geopolitics, and the Wielding of Power: Theory and Praxis”.

In October 2019, I published Principles of Supply Chain Risk Management and Banks: How Supply Chain Resilience in a Digital Age Helps Banks Navigate Through Extreme Events, and in August 2020 I published "Treatise on China's Clandestine Financial Warfare: China's Intelligence Community and the Communist Party As Key Players in Geofinance in the 21st Century.

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Research

Banking, financial markets, extreme risk management, strategic risk management systemic crises, credit risk management, and geopolitics.

Publications

  • Tail Risk Management: Building A Resilient Financial Business In A Volatile World, Value4Risk LLC, Dallas, August 2017, 227 p.
  • An Overture to Geofinance: Global Finance, Geopolitics, and the Wielding of Power: Theory and Praxis, Value4Risk LLC, Dallas, April 2018, 354 p.
  • Principles of Supply Chain Risk Management and Banks: How Supply Chain Resilience in a Digital Age Helps Banks Navigate Through Extreme Events, October 2019, Value4Risk LLC, 722 p.
  • Treatise on China's Clandestine Financial Warfare: China's Intelligence Community and the Communist Party As Key Players in Geofinance in the 21st Century, August 2020, Value4risk LLC, 591 p.

 

 

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