Dr. Victor Macrae MBA (1969) has worked in the financial world for more than twenty years. He 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 registered 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 Victor developed his investment skills. At the ING’s project finance department he was involved with large infrastructure project financing across Europe. He has structured and established an investment fund for energy company Alliander, which invests in renewable energy infrastructure projects.
As a consultant Victor executed various projects in the area of treasury, finance and risk management for organisations including the Authority for Consumers & Markets and Deutsche Bank.
Victor is interviewed on TV (RTL Z), radio (BNR) and newspapers (Financiële Telegraaf). He is a speaker and gives presentations (BDO). He publishes in newspapers (FD) and journals and is a columnist for the financial magazine Controllers Magazine and the NBA (the Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants). 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. He is a keen tennis player and participates in ITF (International Tennis Federation) Young Seniors tournaments.