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Theo Kocken

Co-CEO of Cardano Group

Theo is the founder and co-CEO of Cardano, professor of Risk Management at the VU University Amsterdam and chairman of the Cardano Development Foundation.

Over the past 25 years he has published many books and articles, and worked to improve education on risk management with the ambition to create more robust financial systems, which in turn will help better retirement planning.

Together with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Theo produced the documentary “Boom Bust Boom” on financial crises and endogenous instability, with a clear call to policy makers and academics to adjust economics to human nature. To further widen the public understanding of economics, he supported the development of the website Economy, ECNMY.org. This website is the result of a collaboration between Cardano Insights and the worldwide Rethinking Economics student movement.

It makes me extremely proud to see what we have achieved for the retirement industry via our innovative thinking.

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    Theo Asks: Are aeroplanes without pilots the answer to preventing aviation accidents?

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    Do harsher penalties improve results?

    Theo Asks: Does strict punishment stifle the ability to learn from mistakes?

    Category: Thoughts and Opinions
    Publication date: 15.01.19
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    Can a company ever survive on strategy alone?

    Theo asks: what can two giants teach us about how to be a leader?

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    Publication date: 08.01.19
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    Is more regulation the answer?

    Theo Asks: Does centralised control of markets make the world safer?

    Category: Thoughts and Opinions
    Publication date: 06.01.19
  • Breaking the boom bust cycle

    Before we can stabilise an unstable economy, the way economics is taught needs to change.

    Category: Thoughts and Opinions
    Publication date: 02.03.15
  • Have their cake and eat it

    As the pensions debate evolves, we need to find middle ground for a sustainable system.

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    Publication date: 01.03.14
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    Endogenous Instability

    Financial risk management is hindered by the conventional way of thinking on economics.

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    Publication date: 15.03.12
  • Sinking giants

    Pension schemes were severely affected by the 2008 financial crisis. But the prognosis for recovery is dependent on the maturity of the individual schemes

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