Prior to joining Harcourt in 2004, Armand van Houten worked as Senior Relationship Manager with Citco Banking Corporation in Curacao and Amsterdam where he was responsible for a portfolio of clients of 1.6 billion USD. His main responsibilities were relationship management, trade execution in hedge funds, monitoring of credit facilities, forward contracts, margins, account balances and training of new staff. Armand van Houten was appointed Head of Operations at Harcourt in January 2004 and became Head of Risk Control & Operational Risk in January 2008. In October 2009 he was appointed as Chief Operations Officer.
Armand van Houten has completed a MEAO Degree in Business Administration. Business Economics and Logistics, holds an Investment Advisor Degree from NIBE-SVV and is a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).