Arjen joined ABN AMRO as a Senior economist in October 2009, where he started at the Country Risk Department. Since July 2010, he works in the Emerging Markets team of Group Economics, where he is mainly involved with analysing developments in emerging economies, assessing country risks and setting the bank’s country ratings. He currently focuses mainly at emerging Asia, including China and India. Arjen has wide expertise in the areas of emerging markets, international macro economics, country risk assessment and financial stability. After completing the study of Macro Economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and before joining ABN AMRO, Arjen worked for the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) from 1992-2009. At DNB, he worked in several roles in the areas of (inter)national macro economics and international finance.He has worked with key international financial institutions (ECB, IMF, BIS, OECD, Paris Club) and has advised the Dutch Ministry of Finance on several areas. From 2002 until 2004 he was responsible for the management of the USD and JPY reserves of DNB/ECB.