Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Group
William De Vijlder began his career in the Economic Research Department at Belgium’s Generale Bank in 1987 and became Chief Investment Strategist in the Asset Management division in 1989. He was subsequently Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer at Fortis Investments. When Fortis Investments merged with BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became member of the executive committee of BNP Paribas Investment Partners and CIO Partners and Alternative Investments, and subsequently CIO Strategy and Partners. In September 2013, he was appointed Vice Chairman of BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Since September 2014 he is Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas.
Contributions
 
14 Sep 2018
How to drive new technology in promising directions? An old story repeating itself

How to drive new technology in promising directions? An old story repeating itself

William De Vijlder, BNP Paribas' Chief Economist, gives an insight into the positive footprint of technology on the economy, the workplace and the society today.
The economics of &quote;creative disruption&quote;, a place for everybody on the chair?

The economics of "creative disruption", a place for everybody on the chair?

Imagine a ballroom with 10 tables and 10 people at each table. There is a podium with a band and a master of ceremony. He invites the participants of one table to exchange seats with the participants of...
11 May 2016
Central banks still dominant

Central banks still dominant

William De Vijlder draws a picture of today's economic landscape and analyses the possible implications for the long run.
08 May 2016
Monetary divergence makes a come-back

Monetary divergence makes a come-back

William De Vijlder analyses today's economic situation and considers the possible implications for the long run.
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