Dr. Victor Macrae MBA (1969) has worked in the financial world for more than twenty years and has encountered finance from different perspectives: as a treasurer at listed publishing company Wolters Kluwer, as a project financier at ING Bank and as a consultant at his own company Macrae Finance, which he founded in 2006.
Victor has a Ph.D. in financial risk management. He pursued business studies at BBA, MSc and MBA (Nyenrode University) level. He also delved into strategy consulting (Rotterdam School of Management).
With a view to the growing problem of derivatives mis-selling and derivatives blunders, Victor has developed an analytical method, The Macrae RISK Reduction Rules, that enables formulating an optimal firm-specific interest rate risk strategy. By licencing this method to third parties, such as non-financial firms, banks, accountancy firms, trainers, consultants and academics, he wants to contribute to a worldwide enhancement of the knowledge in this area.
At the research department of ING Barings he developed his investment skills and then moved to project finance where he was involved with large infrastructure project financing across Europe. For energy company Alliander he has structured and established an investment fund, which invests in sustainable energy infrastructure projects.
As a consultant Victor executed various projects in the area of strategy, financing, investment and financial risk management for organisations including the Authority for Consumers & Markets and Deutsche Bank.
Victor is a speaker and gives presentations (BDO) and interviews (RTL Z television). He publishes in newspapers and journals and is a columnist for the financial magazine Controllers Magazine. He is the author of the book Mastering interest rate risk strategy which is published by Financial Times Publishing.
Victor is born in Vienna and has a Scottish father and a Dutch mother. Due to his international background he is fluent in Dutch, English and German. His passion is finance, strategy and investment. He enjoys playing tennis, preferably in Mallorca.