Companies & Case Descriptions

Company description
At APG you contribute to creating sound and affordable pensions for current and future generations. We are currently responsible for the administration, asset management and communication for all pensions for employees and employers in the education, construction, cleaning and window cleaning sectors, housing associations, energy and utility companies and the sheltered employment service. This adds up to more than 40,000 employers and approximately 4.5 million employees with combined pension assets of € 436 billion (November 2016).

Case description
Workshop: Allocation Game – where to hide

Aim of the workshop:
Understand the basics of portfolio management
Learn how market circumstances influence the optimal composition of the portfolio
See the difference between asset management en asset-liability management

How (interactive):
You are a pension fund administrator and investor
Knowing your investment universe and serve your client by executing its wishes
It’s an interactive way to get knowledge of APG.


Company description
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is charged with publishing reliable and consistent statistical information in response to the needs of society. Important decisions are being made in The Hague and in Brussels which are based on information provided by CBS. Stakeholders in obtaining the results from our studies include provincial governments, municipalities and businesses, but also individual citizens.

Case description
In this case study, you can try your hand at a question used in everyday practice. How does CBS ensure that people respond to its surveys? A high response rate is important for good results. Would you like to contribute your ideas about strategies which can be used by CBS to motivate and activate people so they participate in a survey? Sign up for our case study!


Company description
CZ is one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, with a total of more than 3.5 million customers and a turn over of € 9 billion. We are a mutual insurance company and do not strive for shareholder value. Our core values are: responsibility, decisiveness, and significance. We believe that our core values - everything we stand for - can go beyond simply reimbursing bills and have a remarkable impact on healthcare in the Netherlands. In CZ, our purpose is to do everything for better healthcare!

Case description
The workshop simulates the CEO’s headaches of setting health insurance premiums. There will be four teams, each team represents the board at a health insurance company. At the beginning of the game, the market is equally divided. The four insurance companies will set premiums, but beware the lurking black swans! So it’s wise to keep black swan events into consideration while setting the premium. The team that is best able to keep it’s premium the lowest and most stable over the years will become the market leader and wins this game!


Company description
While many people see the world along political, geographical or financial lines, we believe that energy will shape tomorrow’s view of reality. At Priogen, understanding the energy of things is our core business. In a highly complex energy market, our in-depth scientific approach to price forecasting enables us to distill the exact information needed to make fact-based, future proof and profitable business decisions. Based in Amsterdam, our 24/7 business operation focusses on short- and medium-term power trading, sourcing and optimizing generation under management. Whether you produce or consume energy, our team’s independent position and trading expertise will maximize energy value while minimize energy risks for your business.

Case description
At Priogen, we excel in energy trading. Our scientific models drill down fundamental consumption data, fuel prices and weather data to identify arbitrage and trading opportunities. By combining statistical analysis with creativity and strong business sense, while keeping an important eye on risk management, our people identify profitable trading opportunities During our case, you will be exposed to different parts of the Trading process, i.e. Research and Analysis and even get to try your hand in our trading simulation! Come join Priogen’s case session if you would like to see how you can enable the #EnergyRevolution!


Company description
RBB Economics is one of the largest independent global providers of expert economic advice on all economic aspects of competition law (including mergers, cartels, abuse of dominant position, regulation, State aid and damages claims) in a fashion that is effective, concise and readily understandable.

RBB has offices in London, Brussels, The Hague, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Johannesburg and Melbourne.

RBB Economics’ contributions include providing confidential advice to clients, ensuring their legal submissions to competition authorities and courts are consistent with sound economic principles, and preparing expert reports employing economic and econometric techniques.

Case description
RBB offers economic advice on every aspect of (the economics of) competition law and is regularly confronted with new and interesting cases. One of these cases will be solved together with the participants during the Inside the Business day. This case, between GE Renewables and LM Wind, shows how we identify and assess competition concerns in the relevant market(s) and address them with the use of economics. We will discuss economic issues such as foreclosure in vertical mergers, double marginalisation and potential efficiency gains from the merger.