Spring Event 2021

Spring 2021



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  • 16:00Start of event
  • 17:30End of event

TopQuants – the networking organisation for quants by quants, cordially invites you to its Online Spring Event on

Energy transition, climate change and finance

Court cases against oil producers, negative electricity prices on sunny summer days, oversubscribed green bonds issuances: It has become common ground that energy and climate topics challenge business models in finance.

But what about quantitative models? How do they help us understand the energy transition? Despite the inherent uncertainty of long-term forecasts, which concrete steps can we take today to make financial models and risk management more future-proof?

If you are interested in finding out more, join us for the next online TopQuants event on the 24th of June. The event features presentations by Andreas Ten Cate (Institute for Sustainable Process Technology ISPT) and Dirk Broeders (DNB, Maastricht University).

Andreas will talk about the complexity of the energy transition, and show how quant modelling can be used to support the decision-making process. As a Program Director of System Integration at ISPT, an institute that aims to transition the process industry to a CO2-neutral economy by 2050, Andreas is actively involved in modelling the energy transition.

Dirk will approach the problem from an angle that is more familiar to the finance industry, drawing on his experience as a senior risk manager within the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). He will touch on questions a lot of us undoubtedly have: How will climate change affect the financial world? Consequences are potentially far-reaching, but also subject to fundamental uncertainty. How can quants and risk managers tackle this?