I am an Assistant Professor in Finance at the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In May 2014, I completed my PhD studies in Finance at Maastricht University. In my research, I focus on institutional investors, in particular pension funds and the money management industry, investigating the asset allocation and performance of these investors in public and private markets. My research ideas and findings have been presented at academic and industry conferences, and have been covered in popular financial media, such as the Economist and Financial Times. I spent the 2012 spring semester at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. In 2013, I visited the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. At Erasmus University, I teach master courses on risk management and behavioral finance, and bachelor courses on investments.

Research Interests

Primary fields: investments, asset allocation, delegated portfolio management and pension funds.
Secondary felds: empirical asset pricing, alternative assets and governance.