Maxime Smekens, EM Research Analyst

Maxime Smekens

Maxime joined BLI – Banque de Luxembourg Investments in March 2019 as an Emerging Markets Bond analyst fresh from his business engineering degree at UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) in Belgium.

Maxime is very familiar with the emerging markets as he spent part of his life in Asia and Eastern Europe. During his studies, Maxime developed an interest in global macroeconomic impacts on the markets as well as quantitative financial analysis. His first foray into asset management was at Belfius where he developed a fund-screening platform in line with ESG (environmental, social and governmental) criteria.

Maxime Smekens
EM Research Analyst
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FTL stack trace ("~" means nesting-related):
	- Failed at: #assign auteururl = stringUtilities.r...  [in template "10157#10197#1087709" at line 22, column 25]
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1<#assign langue = locale?substring(0,locale?last_index_of("_"))> 
2<#assign GroupLocalService = serviceLocator.findService("com.liferay.portal.kernel.service.GroupLocalService")> 
3<#assign main_group = GroupLocalService.getGroup(groupId)/> 
4<#assign main_group_short_name = main_group.getFriendlyURL() /> 
5 
6<#assign htmlutil = staticUtil["com.liferay.portal.kernel.util.HtmlUtil"]> 
7<#assign serviceContext = staticUtil["com.liferay.portal.kernel.service.ServiceContextThreadLocal"].getServiceContext()> 
8<#assign httpServletRequest = serviceContext.getRequest()> 
9 
10<div class="article-wrapper topics-index-wrapper by-author"><div class="topics-index-list"> 
11    <#assign dontDisplayTheLast = "true"> 
12    <#assign themeDisplayCurURL = themeDisplay.getURLCurrent()> 
13	<#if entries?has_content> 
14		<h3 id="articles-publies" style="display:none;">${languageUtil.get(locale,'articles.publies')}</h3> 
15		<#list entries as entry> 
16			<#assign assetRenderer = entry.getAssetRenderer()> 
17			<#assign article_url_title = ""+assetRenderer.getArticle().getUrlTitle(locale)> 
18			<#assign xml = saxReaderUtil.read(assetRenderer.getArticle().getContentByLocale(locale))> 
19			<#assign title = assetRenderer.getTitle(locale)> 
20			<#if title?ends_with(" ?")><#assign title = title?substring(0 , title?length - 2) + "&nbsp;?"></#if> 
21			<#if title?ends_with(" !")><#assign title = title?substring(0 , title?length - 2) + "&nbsp;!"></#if> 
22			<#assign auteururl = stringUtilities.removeAccent(stringUtilities.replace(auteur," ","-",true))?lower_case> 
23			<#assign originalImageUrl = xml.valueOf("//dynamic-element[@name='ART_IMAGE']/dynamic-content/text()")> 
24			<#assign imageUrl = fileEntryUtil.getImageUrlByFormat(assetRenderer.getGroupId(), originalImageUrl, "newsletter")> 
25			 
26			<#assign auteur = xml.valueOf("//dynamic-element[@name='ART_AUTEUR']/dynamic-content/text()")> 
27			<#if auteur != ""  && auteur != "vide"> 
28				<#if auteur == "GuyWagner"><#assign auteur = "Guy Wagner"></#if> 
29				<#if auteur == "FannyNosetti"><#assign auteur = "Fanny Nosetti"></#if> 
30				<#if auteur == "DieterHein"><#assign auteur = "Dieter Hein"></#if> 
31				<#if auteur == "IvanBouillot"><#assign auteur = "Ivan Bouillot"></#if> 
32				<#if auteur == "JeanPhilippeDonge"><#assign auteur = "Jean Philippe Donge"></#if> 
33				<#if auteur == "JoëlReuland"><#assign auteur = "Joël Reuland"></#if> 
34				<#if auteur == "LucBauler"><#assign auteur = "Luc Bauler"></#if> 
35				<#if auteur == "SteveGlod"><#assign auteur = "Steve Glod"></#if> 
36				<#if auteur == "MarcErpelding"><#assign auteur = "Marc Erpelding"></#if> 
37				<#if auteur == "TanguyKamp"><#assign auteur = "Tanguy Kamp"></#if> 
38				<#if auteur == "JérémieFastnacht"><#assign auteur = "Jérémie Fastnacht"></#if> 
39				<#if auteur == "HenrikBlohm"><#assign auteur = "Henrik Blohm"></#if> 
40				<#if auteur == "TomMichels"><#assign auteur = "Tom Michels"></#if> 
41				<#if auteur == "GinaKogelschatz"><#assign auteur = "Gina Kogelschatz"></#if> 
42				<#if auteur == "LutzOverlack"><#assign auteur = "Lutz Overlack"></#if> 
43				<#if auteur == "IsabelledeLaminne"><#assign auteur = "Isabelle de Laminne"></#if> 
44				<#if auteur == "MarylèneDidier"><#assign auteur = "Marylène Didier"></#if> 
45				<#if auteur == "VivianeClauss"><#assign auteur = "Viviane Clauss"></#if> 
46				<#if auteur == "MaximeSmekens"><#assign auteur = "Maxime Smekens"></#if> 
47				<#if auteur == "JeanAlbertCarnevali"><#assign auteur = "Jean Albert Carnevali"></#if> 
48				<#if auteur == "JulienJonasetAnnickDrui"><#assign auteur = "Julien Jonas et Annick Drui"></#if> 
49				<#if auteur == "AnnickDrui"><#assign auteur = "Annick Drui"></#if> 
50			</#if> 
51	     
52	    	<#if themeDisplayCurURL?contains(auteururl)> 
53		    	<div class="topics-index-item by-author"> 
54	    	    	<a href="/${langue}/bank${main_group_short_name}/blog/-/blogpost/${article_url_title}"> 
55	                    <div class="topics-index-item-image"> 
56			        		<img alt="${title}" src="${imageUrl}"/> 
57			        	</div> 
58			        	<div class="topics-index-item-content"> 
59		    		        <div class="topics-index-item-title"> 
60		    		        	${title}  
61		    		        </div> 
62		    		        <div class="topics-index-item-date">${dateUtil.getDate(entry.getPublishDate(), "dd/MM/yyyy", locale)}</div> 
63		    			</div> 
64	    	    	</a> 
65		        </div> 
66		        <style>#articles-publies{display:block !important;}</style> 
67			</#if> 
68		</#list> 
69	</#if> 
70</div></div>