External speakers

Lex Hoogduin

Professor Economics, University of Groningen

Lex Hoogduin is professor of complexity and uncertainty in financial markets and financial institutions at Groningen University. He is also CEO of GloComNet B.V., the network for social complexity and uncertainty, based in Hilversum, the Netherlands (www.glocomnet.com).

In addition he is a non-executive board member of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and chairman of LCH Group , LCH Ltd and LCH SA. LCH is an international clearing house, based in London, Paris and New York. He is board member at LCH LLC (New York). LSEG has a majority stake in LCH.

Lex is chairman of the supervisory board of CIR (Center for Integral Revalidation), a small company in the Dutch health care sector.

During his career Lex has spent several periods at the Dutch Central Bank, in the last period from 2009-2011 as a member of the executive board. He has also been head of the research department and monetary and economic policy department. He has been the project leader of the merger of the Dutch central bank and the Dutch pension funds and insurance companies supervisor.

From 1997-2001 Lex was advisor to Wim Duisenberg, the first president of the European Central Bank. From 2005-2009, he was chief economist of Robeco (an asset manager) and head of IRIS, the joint retail investment research company of Robeco and Rabobank.

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Parliamentary Testimony

Dutch Senate

Limiting the ECB's QE program via a treaty change: is there a need?

Analysis on possible ECB treaty mandate provided to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.

By: Fabian Amtenbrink, Dirk Bezemer, Maria Demertzis and Lex Hoogduin Topic: Banking and capital markets, Dutch Senate, Testimonies Date: January 14, 2021