Patrick van de Laar

Patrick is one of the founders of Pelargos and a seasoned veteran in asset management. He is ultimately responsible for all of Pelargos’s activities outside of the actual investing.

Broad knowledge of various fields

Patrick is a true all-rounder. He deeply understands operational processes, risk management and legal issues. Of course he cooperates closely with specialized experts, but Patrick believes that it is critical to understand the essence of all of these disciplines. He assesses issues with the experts in order to achieve the desired results for all parties.

People Manager

“Bring people together. Keep lines short and make it personal.” This is the philosophy of Patrick. “Team effort requires every team member to expand beyond their own point of view, and have an understanding of others opinion and method of working.” Patrick aims for a very high quality level in all projects, and believes the highest is attainable through giving people plenty of freedom in their implementation.

Driven team

Patrick is committed to intrinsic motivation so that people get the best out of themselves. “I can count on all of the people here. They all have a great sense of responsibility. “

Patrick van de Laar

COO / CFO

  • Introduction

  • Patrick is one of the founders of Pelargos and a seasoned veteran in asset management. He is ultimately responsible for all of Pelargos’s activities outside of the actual investing.

  • Work experience

    • COO Pelargos Capital / Saemor Capital (2008-present)
    • Head of derivates and hedging – Aegon Asset Management (2007)
    • Program Manager – Aegon Asset Management (2006)
    • Manager – Kempen & Co (1998-2006)
    • Analyst – NYSE Euronext (1994-1998)
  • Education

    • The New CFO Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013)
    • MBA, London Business School (2004-2006)
    • Management Program, IMD (2001)
    • RBA Financial Analyst, VBA (1996-1997)
    • Masters, Economics, University of Tilburg (1990-1994)