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Johan Van der Biest

Deputy Head Global Thematic Equity

Presentation: Next gen mobility: greener, safer and smarter

Everyone is well aware of the stringent limitations of our current mobility approach: traffic congestion, lack of parking space, high CO2 emissions, high number of traffic accidents. Fortunately, there are many solutions available to tackle these issues. Electric cars, autonomous vehicles and advanced video conferencing tools will make the next gen mobility greener, safer and smarter at the same time. A whole new industry is built around future mobility and this opens up attractive investment opportunities.


Johan Van der Biest, Deputy Head Thematic Global Equity, has been managing technology portfolios since 1992. He is the Lead Manager for Candriam’s Robotics and Innovative Technology funds and co-manages the Global Demography Fund and more recently the Future Mobility fund. Over the years, Johan has managed or co-managed numerous processes, including equity, bond, and global balanced portfolios. He holds a degree in Commercial Engineering and a specialisation in Finance from the Catholic University of Louvain (KUL).


CANDRIAM is a European multi-specialist asset manager with a 20-year track record. CANDRIAM manages around EUR 128 billion of assets under management as of the end of June 2020 with a team of more than 500 professionals. It operates management offices in Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, and London, and has client representatives in more than 20 countries throughout continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East. CANDRIAM offers investment solutions in several key areas: bonds, equities, absolute performance strategies, and asset allocation. CANDRIAM is also a pioneer and leader in sustainable investments with, since 1996, a broad and innovative range covering all its asset classes.

CANDRIAM is a New York Life Company. New York Life Investments ranks among the world’s largest asset managers .

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