Meet our Team of Experts

Adri Wischmann


Owner at IoT Nederland - owner at Intelligent Investment Solutions - owner at Research Unlimited
Keynotespeaker on Internet of Things | Innovation-expert at Kennispoort Drenthe. After studying Computer Science in Enschede I accidentally got the "Investment Virus" which would influence the rest of my life considerably. Started my first company in 1985 at the age of 21 which develops and markets financial software for investors (private investors but also Banks and Institutions).

Expertise in the field of Technical Analysis was something you could have gotten an exorcist at your door for... Nowadays TA is more accepted (people call it 'Big Data Analytics of Financial Markets' nowadays)... but still... I was on the board of our national TA-society VTA and for 6 years a board-member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts ( and experienced first hand that the financial community is small at the top.

Since many years my second company, Research Unlimited, provides its customers with TA-signals and advice. We scan 12000 stocks worldwide 3 times a day for opportunities and make an average result of 16% per annum with those algorithms.

Specialties: Financial software, Technical Analysis, Algorithmic investment

The last years my knowledge of electronics, coding en data analysis combined with my experience of being a business founder/owner for mor than 30 years brought me on the path of "Internet of Things" an I started IoT Nederland. Providing an on-ramp for businesses that want to start with IoT.

I got involved in Smart Industry, Smart Cities and Circular Economy.. and started spreading the evangelism of technology (as a speaker at many events). Won first prize in a national Smart Industry competition by the Chamber of Commerce and started helping startups, big companies and small cities find their path in Sensortechnology, Communication Infrastructure, Data analysis and Smart-City-concepts.

Adri Wischmann

Bob Emanuels

DSI Senior Asset Manager, DSI Senior Investment Analyst & Trainer

Owner at Investment Academy
Bob is a Senior Asset Manager and Senior Investment Analyst with over 20 years of professional experience in equity analysis, management and sales.

Bob has founded Beta Research and Research Unlimited BV, both B2B investment boutiques established in respectively 2000 and 2003. Beta Research produced fundamental, technical and quantitative research with the primary goal of supporting the investment strategy and the dynamic asset allocation of institutional investors, asset managers, family offices and other investment professionals. Research Unlimited developed quantitative investment models for investment professionals, based on academically tested theories.

In 2003, Bob established the educational institute Investment Academy. In 2014, the Investment Academy was accredited by the Centrum voor Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION) and was registered in the Centraal Register Kort Beroeps Onderwijs (CRKBO).

Bob has been teaching Intermarket Financial Analysis with the emphasis on all forms of quantitative market analysis, for more than three decades. Since 2012, Bob is providing guest lectures on ‘Behavioural Investing’, ‘Intermarket Technical Analysis’ and ‘High Probability Trading Strategies Based On Short-Term Price Patterns’ at the Department of Finance at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Bob is also working as an independent instructor for a the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, one of Europe’s leading business schools in management and finance education and officially recognised as a higher education institution with the rank of a university. Bob also provided training and courses for Total Solutions, a wel-known Dutch knowledge centre in the field of financial markets. Bob is also still active as a Master of Financial Analysis & Trading Strategies at Intelligent Investment Solutions (I.I.S.).

Bob has been a lecturer at the educational program for Senior Investment Advisors (DSI) at Kluwer Opleidingen and currently works for the NCOI as a developer, instructor and assessor for various educational programmes and modules within the field of Financial Markets, Banking General and Banking Specific at the business unit NIBE-SSV.

Together with Frans van Laar, Bob has developped the annual ‘Asset Management Insight’ programme for young talent joining NN Investment Partners, the asset manager of the NN Group. Bob also provides courses and in-house training sessions for various investment professionals such as The European Central Bank (ECB), ING Group, NN Investment Partners, Van Lanschot Bank, Kempen & Co and FMO, the Dutch development bank. These trainings and workshops are about Behavioural Finance, Ethics, Rules and Regulations (such as EMIR), Asset Management, Derivatives Products & Operations, Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, Bonds & Fixed Income, Corporate Actions Data, Settlements, Money Management, Risk Management and Risk & Compliance.

Bob Emanuels

Charley Klop


Vice president  Senior Central Bank Sales at ING Nederland BV - owner at FX Options World
FX Options World (FXOW) is a registered training and educational company offering FX Options, Interest Rate Derivatives Training, ACI, seminars and educational resources. FXOW provides high quality training for a wide audience. FXOW helps you to develop an understanding of what FX Options and Interest Rate Derivatives are about and to identify the benefits, pitfalls and to spot the opportunities.

At SCB (Standard Chartered Bank) Charley was heading a team of Structurers and responsible for growing the African Derivatives business on both Asset and Liability for sub-saharan Africa. Responsible for the derivatives P&L.

Responsible for pricing, structuring, execution, support, guide and push trade-product ideas to Sales. Build good relations with trading and sales to build the SCB derivatives capability.

Responsible for streamlining all processes relating to structured product sales. These include standardising Termsheets, liaise with Legal, Compliance & Market Risk on product approvals. Producing pitchbooks and termsheets with the structuring team. Trained FM Sales, RM’s and organized severa Risk lManagement Workshops for customers in Africa often followed by deal execution.

Charley Klop

Ernst van den Broek

Legal counsel, consultant & trainer

Master of Business Administration - owner at Tradinglawyers

Ernst van den Broek has over 15 years’ experience in the financial and commodity industry and works as an interim legal counsel in the Netherlands. He has worked for ING Financial Markets, NV Nuon Energy Trade & Wholesale, Rabobank International, ABN AMRO, AFM, Ministry of Finance and various other banks within both their legal and credit departments.

Ernst studied law at the University of Amsterdam and holds an MBA degree from the NIMBAS-Bradford Graduate School of Management. He is highly experienced and skilled in drafting and negotiating a vast array of market conform trading agreements in the field of financial and commodity trading including the negotiation of ISDA Master Agreements, CSAs, GMRAs, GMSLAs and EFETs. He provides training on all these documents and is a fluent English speaker. He is also experienced in drafting bespoke documentation (such as clearing agreements, sourcing agreements, tolling agreements, gas storage agreements and structured products documentation), governed by English law or other widely recognised jurisdictions.

Erwin de Kleijn

CAIA Charterholder & Trainer

MSc Economics - project manager at Saemor Capital
Erwin has been working within the alternative investment industry since 2005 and he has become a well-known specialist and CAIA Charterholder. Erwin has started his career in the investment industry in 1997 at ING, after which he moved on to NIBC Asset Management, specialized in fixed income credits.

In 2005 he he entered the alternatives industry at fund-of-hedge fund manager Finles Capital, where he had the opportunity to examine all hedge fund strategies from inside out. The last six years Erwin has honed his skills as Investor Relations Manager and Project Manager Operations for Saemor Capital, a prestigious and leading Dutch hedge fund. With his global experience and profound knowledge of alternative investments he has become the linking pin between customers and portfolio managers and key to the success of his company.

As a Master of Science in Economics Erwin was also employed as a lecturer at the Hogeschool Utrecht, where he qualified for the Pedagogic-Didactic Certificate (PDG), a Dutch governmental quality standard for teaching and education. After he got back into the asset management industry he kept on teaching, he gave some practical investment lectures in higher education for Financial Planners and Insurance Brokers. His classes excel due to their interactive nature, while at the same time keeping variation and learning objectives of paramount importance. Erwin takes great pleasure in teaching and sharing his knowledge of the investment industry in general and alternative investments in particular. This is why he still is a very welcome and esteemed guest-lecturer.

Charley Klop

Frans van Laar

Investment Consultant, EFFAS Certified European Financial Analyst & Trainer

MSc Business Economics - owner at Van Laar Financial Training & Consultancy
In his training practice Frans focuses on Equity Valuation, Corporate Finance & Strategy, Financial Analysis, and Bank (Risk) Management. Frans is proud to have partnerships with Simdustry, a Germany based company concentrating on Business Strategy Simulations and with, Belgium based, Simarch. Simarch specialises in developing and marketing Bank Risk Management Simulations worldwide.

Before Frans entered into the training business in 2006 he worked for 17 years for the two leading banks in the Netherlands, ABN AMRO and ING, where he held several positions in Equity Markets and Investor Relations. Frans analysed hundreds of stock exchange listed companies and has given investment recommendations on tens of different companies. He was involved in Initial Public Offerings and follow up equity offerings and take-overs. Frans last held the role of Managing Director, Head of Equity Research of ING Markets in Amsterdam. Frans has an MSc in Business Economics and is an EFFAS certified Financial Analyst.

Charley Klop

Gregory Cronie


Owner at
Gregory Cronie provides over 20 years of experience within the financial services and payments industry. He currently is the sole owner and senior lead consultant for 2knowlab, an independent consultancy, focussed on payments, financial supply chain and fintech.
Gregory is also a mentor at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam for the Fintech program. Most recently, he served as the Senior Manager of Global Core Payments EMEA at Paypal, until November 2016, where he led PayPal's core payment business in Western Europe including new payment products and collaboration on partnerships with banks and card issuers throughout the region. In this role he also worked on regulatory topics like EU interchange regulation and PSD2.
Prior to this role, he served as the Head of Relationship Management Benelux, where he was responsible for the growth and retention of the strategic clients of the Benelux region. Prior to his time at PayPal, Gregory served as the Head of Sales, Corporate Clients, Payments and Cash Management at ING Commercial Bank in the Netherlands and prior to that served as the Manager of Financial Supply Chain at Orchard Finance Consultants.
Gregory is deeply knowledgeable on matters related to PSD2 regulation, Online payments, B2B payments, blockchain, order-to-cash and purchase-to-pay, as well FinTech innovations in payments.

Gregory Cronie

Guido Emanuels


MSc Business Economics, Chartered Accountant - owner at Emau Corporate Finance

Guido has over 25 years of experience in advising large family companies, international companies and management teams.

He studied in Groningen and joined PwC in 1990. Since then he has operated in different roles throughout the company. He started as Supervisor in the audit practice, moved up to become a Senior-Manager in 1996 within the Consultancy practise. Up untill 2004 he has been employed by PwC and IBM Business Consultancy Services Nederland where he assumed positions as Senior-Manager Transport & Infrastructure (PwC), and Senior-Manager National Business (IBM). During the last fourteen years Guido has been active within the Corporate Finance department of PwC, in the function of  Senior-Director.

Acting within the Dutch Partner/Director team Guido was responsible for the realization of annual targets. His primary focus has been on DMSs (director and majority shareholders) to accomplish mergers and acquisitions especially in Consumer & Retail, the Food industry (both food producers and Dutch food retailers), Building & installation and ICT and business services. Over the years Guido has proven to be among the best advisors in the field of Management Buy Outs, Finance & Funding, Business Planning & Strategy. In 2008 Guido ranked first for closing the most M&A deals in The Netherlands.

His extended experience as Key note guest speaker for large audiences as part of external training programmes contributes to almost all our training courses. Of course Guido is an outstanding trainer on Mergers & Acquisitions.  But his inspiring way of teaching is also best expressed in a wide range of topics, such as Personal Development, Personal Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Advice/Coaching and Individual Interviewing techniques, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Sales Training & Marketing Techniques and  Visual Presentation Techniques.

Jeannette van Namen


Owner at JvN Congres Management

Jeannette van Namen- Vrijenhoek (JvN) studied at the University of Hospitality Management ( Hotel Management School) in The Hague. She combines extensive knowledge with a global network and strong business partners. JvN assist for associations, businesses, governments and conference centres as well as a lecturer in hospitality for business professionals.

JvN has performed various consulting assignments, workshops, lectures and trainings.

JvN Congres Management links as professional conference organizer (PCO) rich experiences to a creative, results-oriented approach. With an open, honest and critical mind assists and advises JvN clients and trainees. She support you with a forward-looking perspective on national and international conferences, meetings and events as well as during masterclasses and trainings in hospitality, client's  trust and excellence. With over 30 years of experience JvN will be your professional guide and lecturer.

Joost Bergen

Senior Advisor Transaction Banking & Corporate Treasury

MSc Applied Economics – Owner at Cash Dynamics, Director of EMFC (Executive Master of Finance & Control/ RC and MSc) of Amsterdam Business School (UVA)

Joost Bergen is the Owner and Senior Advisor of Cash Dynamics, a boutique advisory and training firm in the Liquidity Management, working capital and Transaction Banking universe (since 2010), with a client base in Europe, the Gulf region and South East Asia. Within Cash Dynamics he works with associates and partners to bring value to his clients. Joost is a broadly oriented senior finance professional raised as an advisor and trained as a banker, with working experience within corporates and banks.

Prior Joost worked for a Corporate Finance firm, ABN AMRO Bank and a Finance & Treasury advisory firm. He has worked for many multi-national corporations to structure their Liquidity & Cash management function and advised in the bank and treasury system selection process. Over the years he has advised and trained International Banks and Corporates in the area of the financial supply chain and working capital from a treasury & Liquidity and risk perspective. His experience provides him with a thorough understanding of corporate treasury and Liquidity & Cash management needs and expectations towards the (transaction) banking community.

Joost is highly experienced in providing workshops and trainings to the bankers community; this is evidenced in very good feedback provided by participants. These workshops and trainings are in the area of client needs of International Cash Management, Transaction Banking, Financial Supply Chain and Working Capital in different regions of the world and from junior up to executive level.

Joost is the co-author of International Cash Management Book, used by many professionals in the world as a reference guide. He is Director and Lecturer of the EMFC (Executive Master of Finance & Control/ RC and Master of Science) of Amsterdam Business School (UVA), University of Amsterdam. He is Speaker at Industry conferences like: GTR, EBA, DACT, Reed and Talentum Events.

Marieke Bosscher


Owner, trainer & coach at Dsignonline  
Marieke runs a full service web design & media agency in Groningen and Amsterdam. A vibrant design agency with a beautiful mix of young professionals and seniors. A team of designers, web developers and media strategists, a lot of knowledge and everything but a standard approach.

Marieke is a passionated graphic designer, web designer &  web developer with almost 20 years of experience in multimedia. She is responsible for design, development, content and maintenance of the Investment Academy website. Furthermore she takes care of search engine optimization, social media, marketing and advertising. 

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Martin Blokzijl

Legal expert & Trainer

Master of Laws, LL.M – Owner/founder of Blokzijl Advocaten

Martin is a well-known legal expert and has successfully built an outstanding law firm with highly qualified partners and colleagues. He has succeded in building a professional association representing clients in major business matters regionally, nationally, and internationally, all with a local focus that runs deep.

With his expertise of international private law and the regulations governing national and international jurisdiction of Dutch courts of law, Martin helps our participants to understand all agreements governed by and construed in accordance within the legislative framework of MiFID II/MiFIR, which has entered into force on 3 January 2018, in conformity with the applicable national provisions designated by private international law.

Martin de Ruijter

COACH & Trainer

Trainer & coach at ICU

Martin is a trainer, coach and change management specialist. He motivates top management and people in the workplace and gets the best out of them, regardless their circumstances.

As a generalist he is able to quickly review processes and to really get to the heart of the issues, without losing sight of detail. His strength lies in his perception and observation. He is able to recognize and pick up the different qualities, talents and ambitions of his students. By further developing their personal skills, the students are better able to realize their ambitions and use their talents. This approach is not only practical but also focused on concrete results for both the student and the organization for which he or she works.

Powerful organizations are dynamic in nature and structure. This implies that employees are continuously exposed to change processes within their working environment. By giving trust, trust is also gained, and this provides the basis for openness during our training sessions. Because students know they are heard and taken seriously, they feel strongly involved in the (common) change process. This stimulates their own accountability and this contributes to the development of personal leadership. This is the only way how common goals for student and organization can be realized. 

With the help of the online platform 'Perflectie', Martin is able to achieve lasting change of behavior among students. Through this platform, employees are able to cut their personal goals into feasible steps. This provides better focus and a greater chance of achieving interim successes. Students will also be able to reflect systematically through this platform. This gives a deeper insight into their current behavior and enables them to apply new behavior in practice. 

Michiel van den Broek

Treasury consultant, finance expert & Trainer

MsC Business/Managerial Economics, Finance – owner at The Financial Training Hub

Michiel is the owner/founder of The Financial Training HUB, specialized to explain ‘complex’ finance to participants that have no finance background but do work in the financial sector. His online and traditional training programs contribute to sales enhancement, consultancy success and efficient (IT) project management.

His maxim is:'Finance is not Rocket science'. He is an excellent teacher in helping participants to understand the finance language, to explore how financial products work and to understand what finance is really about.

His field of expertise includes the full Financial Markets spectrum and, in particular, Foreign Exchanges, money & capital market products, Derivatives, International Cash Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Bankmanagement, Asset & Liability Management, Risk Management and extensive knowledge of the requirements ESMA has defined based on the new legislative framework of MiFID II/MiFIR, which has entered into force on 3 January 2018.

Michiel is one of our trainers for the GARP: Foundations of Financial Risk Course, ACI Prep Courses and GARP/FRM Prep Courses

Sebastiaan Huijbregts

Lecturer Financial Markets & Trainer

MSc Business Economics - Owner at Art of Banking

 Sebastiaan is lecturer Financial Markets with focus on topics like Basel IV, PSD2, MiFID II/MiFIR, Cryptocurrency & ICOs.
His interactive training is designed for both low-threshold use for day-to-day tasks and advanced use for users with specialist needs.
Individual levels and learning styles with easily accessible supply of high-quality material help students to obtain an in-depth understanding of the complex and interrelated financial markets.
Sebastiaan has a passionate commitment to share his knowledge and he has a great ability to perform in a professional, yet inspiring way.  His extensive experience and knowledge assure the highest possible outcome of your study efforts.

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