Founded by leading experts in the fields of econometrics and technology, we have in 35 years achieved an outstanding reputation, built on reliability and long-lasting relationships. With over 500 clients in 20+ countries, we play a vital role in helping our clients improve investment decision making and managing uncertainty. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, we also have offices in Amsterdam, London, Toronto, Zurich, New York and Melbourne.
Our clients include Dutch housing associations and municipalities, and globally we work for pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, asset managers and banks.
Models at our core
We believe that models improve decision-making. Models combined with technology provide easy access to complex knowledge, based on vast amounts of data and experiences. Models based on deep market knowledge and used in a proper way contribute to consistency, transparency, and efficiency. Models can help people and organisations become more successful in achieving their objectives.
We design, build and deliver high-quality software models for asset-liability management, risk management, (impact investment) portfolio construction, performance measurement & attribution, and financial planning. Using the latest technology, data and market knowledge, we continuously find new ways, in collaboration with our global clients, to face the growing complexity of investment decision making.
We have built long-lasting relationships with our housing association clients, with some spanning over 25 years. We have a 97% retention rate. When surveyed, 93% of our clients are ‘very satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ with our services.
In the Netherlands we help 98% of the housing association sector with a diverse offering of proprietary software solutions and advice in the fields of forecasting, investment decision making and valuation.
Our software suite has one central pillar that is key to housing associations: the trade-off between financial returns and the wider benefit to tenants and society. Within this suite, our forecasting solutions support portfolio and asset management processes as well as budget planning and risk management. Our investment decision-making and valuation solutions use certified methods.
Our methodologies have been developed in-house and published in scientific papers. Our software is also developed and built in-house, using the latest technical possibilities and data driven techniques.
Building on our in-depth knowledge of the housing association sector, we also work for the Dutch national housing federation (Aedes), the Social Housing Guarantee Fund, the Housing Association authority and the Dutch Ministry for Housing and Spatial Planning.
We are an organization with a meaningful social impact. Our founders, shareholders, and management take pride in making significant contributions to the welfare and wellbeing of people. Our solutions not only benefit clients, but they have a positive influence on entire sectors as well, especially housing associations and pension funds. With the solutions we e.g. increase financial literacy of individuals, increase the impact of social components in the housing industry, help to transform real estate portfolios into a Parisproof one, improve decision making around retirement and related risk/return trade-offs and try to balance social and financial impact.
Latest news: The EFL Academy
Launched in January 2021, the EFL Academy is EFL’s online learning environment, offering exclusive courses on housing-related topics for our members and associates.
Like our webinars, the EFL Academy offers another digital knowledge-sharing platform where members and associates can deepen their housing knowledge.
Courses are exclusively for the network and many are also offered by the network. If you'd like to contribute a course to the EFL Academy, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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