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Pim van Vliet, PhD

Head of Conservative Equities
"The low-volatility effect is perhaps the largest anomaly in finance, challenging the basic trade-off between risk and return, as higher risk does not lead to higher returns. Still, it remains one of the least utilized factor premiums in financial markets."

Pim van Vliet is the Head of the Conservative Equities team, responsible for Robeco’s Low-volatility strategy ‘Conservative Equities’. He is also Head of Quant Allocation. He has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Management Science, the Journal of Portfolio Management and other academic journals. Pim is a guest lecturer at several universities and advocates low-volatility investing at international seminars. He is the author of numerous academic research papers and a book on low-volatility investing. Pim joined Robeco in 2005 as a Researcher with responsibility for asset allocation research. He became Portfolio Manager in 2010. Pim holds a PhD and a Master's cum laude in Financial and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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