Meet the partners.

Quantitative Risk Management

Risk at Work was founded in 2011 with the aim of providing state-of-the-art risk quantitative risk management solutions. After a rapid expansion in the past years, we now work, with a team of consultants, on helping large financial institutions win on complex quantitative topics.

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van Haastrecht

Alexander has a Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam. After finishing his Ph.D. he started a part-time position at the VU Amsterdam as assistant-professor and started Risk-at-Work and he's still active in both roles. Affected by a small streak of OCD, when Alexander isn't working or spending time with his family, you'll probably find him doing strength training, running or playing tennis.

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"I enjoy making the complex simple"

- Alexander van Haastrecht

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Bram has a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven University of Technology. After graduation, he held various trading and management roles both in the Netherlands and abroad. In the little time left next to his job and family, he likes picking up new hobbies such as playing the piano (in which he is utterly awful).

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"There’s nothing like the kick of helping to solve the hard puzzles that our clients struggle with"

- Bram Jochems

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Richard holds a Master of Science degree (1999) and PhD (2011) in Actuarial Science at the University of Amsterdam and successfully finished postdoctoral studies for actuary of the Dutch actuarial society (AAG) and investment analyst (RBA / CEFA). He has 20 years of experience in actuarial and risk consultancy for insurers, pension funds and banks. Besides that, he published several scientific and practically oriented articles and has been speaker at several seminars and workshops on different topics.

Richard Plat

"My goal is to develop thoroughly substantiated yet practically applicable solutions for relevant problems"

- Richard Plat

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Antoon has 25 years of experience in the valuation of options, insurance and pension obligations. He holds a part-time position as professor of Finance and Actuarial Science at Maastricht University. He has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the field of modelling, measuring and managing market risks and actuarial risks and the quantitative models that are used for this purpose.


“My ambition is to contribute to solving relevant problems in business and society. I am able to reduce complex problems to the core and then work towards a solution from that core.”

- Antoon Pelsser