Marcel Baartman

Former Senior Economist
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  • Geostrategic risk management
  • Strategic Foresight

Expertise: macro-economics, international monetary issues, financial markets and the banking sector.

Marcel Baartman is a former senior economist within Clingendael. Trained as a macro-economist, Marcel  focuses on the geostrategic risks for corporates and financial institutions. The combination and dependencies between macro-economic, geopolitical and geo-economic issues are thereby focal points. Having worked for over twenty years in the financial markets, Marcel is experienced in identifying risks and consequences of economic and geopolitical developments for companies and financial markets.

Important building blocks for his geostrategic risk analysis are scenarios, trends, exposures, cyclicality’s, dependencies and perspectives. The ability to zoom-out to systemic level and to zoom-in to micro level is key. Together with his team at Clingendael he services companies and financial institutions under the slogan: ‘Stronger strategy and firmer risk management by better understanding the outside world’.

Previous experience

  • Financial Markets Royal Bank of Scotland (2009 - 2016)
  • Global Markets ABN AMRO  (1997 - 2008)
  • Economics Department ABN AMRO (1992 - 1996)

My work



Strategic Foresight

Strategic Monitor 2017 - Free trade

27 February 2017 - 16:52
Strategic Foresight

Clingendael Strategische Monitor 2017: Multi-Orde

20 February 2017 - 17:08
Strategic Foresight

Destabilisation in Mexico

06 February 2017 - 16:01
Strategic Foresight

Landen gooien in toenemende mate economische wapens in de strijd

23 November 2016 - 11:57
Strategic Foresight

Financial warfare: China and the US T-Bills

22 November 2016 - 16:34
Strategic Foresight

Buckle up for a Trumpy Road

17 November 2016 - 12:45
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Geopolitical/Economic Outlook for 2017

14 February 2017 - 15:30
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25 January 2017 - 18:00
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Masterclass Risk Management

17 November 2016 - 14:00
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Integer zakendoen in het buitenland

11 November 2016 - 11:30