Bankers’ compensation

Last week there was a lot of commotion around the salaries of the board of directors at ABN AMRO. The directors would all get €100,000 extra on their pay check. This resulted in a lot of disagreement among the Dutch inhabitants as well as some politicians. Besides that, the minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, had already advised ABN AMRO not to increase the wages of their top bankers. After all this commotion the bankers of the Dutch bank decided not to accept the extra €100,000. There was not only debate about the salaries at ABN AMRO, also the top bankers at ING and Nationale Nederlanden will get a substantial increase in their salaries.

What have I done!?

Thesis struggles

Being a student is awesome, if you leave high school and move away from your parents you gain a lot of freedom and you do whatever you like. But of course you are going to a different stage in your life that also contains new responsibilities.
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Euro-rage: anti-austerity riots against the ECB

Last week, during the opening of its new 1.3 billion euros headquarters building in Frankfurt, violent protests broke out outside the offices of the European Central Bank (ECB). Hundreds of protestors were detained, after police cars were set on fire and windows were shattered. The demonstration, which was organized by the anti-capitalist movement “Blockupy”, was aimed at the so-called “troika”, consisting of the ECB, the IMF and the European Commission. It is responsible for imposing and monitoring the austerity program that should solve the Greek government debt crisis. 


The Active Members Weekend

At the weekend of February 27th –March 1st , one of the highlights of the academic year took place for the active members of Asset | Economics: the Active Members Weekend (AMW), organized by the Activities Committee. It goes without saying that this weekend was full of partying, fun activities and alcohol, but also of little sleep, bad music, hangovers and fat food. Despite that, everybody had a great time and that’s why the weekend deserves a review.

EBT blog post

EBT connects

Prepare today, stand out tomorrow. It sounds like a cliché, but it is undeniably the truth. It is not self-evident anymore that you will land a job immediately after you graduated. If you want that job you have been dreaming of, you should prepare yourself on the challenges ahead on the job market. Because of the mass of students graduating every year, recruiters set high standards which make it challenging to stand out of the crowd.