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2018 Super Quants

Tessa van de Werve

tessa-van-de-werve.jpgTessa van de Werve graduated from the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Tessa wrote her thesis on explaining the outperformance of CDS indices over corporate bonds. She was awarded with an 8. Her internship supervisors at Robeco were Johan Duyvesteyn (right in the picture) and Martin Martens. After a well-deserved break Tessa has started as a consultant at McKinsey. We wish Tessa all the best in her future career!

Jelmer Quist

jelmer-quist.jpgOn one of the hottest days of the year, Jelmer Quist graduated from the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Jelmer obtained an 8.6 for his thesis on Value Investing for Commodities. His internship supervisors at Robeco were Thijs Markwat (right in the picture) and Casper Zomerdijk (left). After his internship Jelmer started as a consultant at Amsterdam Data Collective. We wish Jelmer all the best in his future career!

Rob Huisman

rob-huisman.jpgRob Huisman graduated cum laude from the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Rob obtained a 9.0 for his thesis on Nowcasting and Economic Momentum. Rob’s internship supervisors were Martin Martens (left in the picture) and Alexander de Roode. After his internship Rob joined Robeco’s Quantitative Research department. We wish Rob all the best in his future career at Robeco!

Sten Lammers

sten-lammers.jpgSten Lammers graduated cum laude from the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Sten obtained an 8.5 for his thesis on Intraday Momentum. Sten’s internship supervisors were Martin Martens (right in the picture) and Guido Baltussen. After his internship Sten joined Transtrend as a Research Analyst. We wish Sten all the best in his future career!

Jasper Meulenkamp

jasper-meulenkamp.jpgJasper Meulenkamp graduated summa cum laude from the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Jasper obtained a 9.3 for his thesis “Improving Multi-Asset Portfolios by Smarter Risk Management”. Jasper’s internship supervisors were Alexander de Roode (right in the picture) and Winfried Hallerbach. After his internship Jasper joined Optiver as a Risk Analyst. We wish Jasper all the best in his future career!

Dixie de Klerk

dixie-de-klerk.jpgDixie de Klerk followed the Quantitative Finance master at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and successfully defended her thesis “The Role of Correlations in Low-Volatility Portfolios”. She was awarded a 8.5 for her thorough analysis and dedicated work! After her internship she started as a Financial Risk Modeller at ING. We want to thank Dixie for the work she carried out at Robeco and wish her a lot of success with her new position at ING!

Bart Melman

bart-melman.jpgBart Melman successfully defended his thesis and was awarded an 8 for his work on “Exploring Linkages in Asset Returns Using Machine Learning Techniques”. After finishing the Quantitative Finance program at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Bart followed the MPhil program in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. We want to thank Bart for all his hard work during his internship and wish him all the best in his future career.

Robbert-Jan ‘t Hoen

robbert-jan-hoen.jpgRobbert-Jan ‘t Hoen followed the Quantitative Finance master at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During his internship he did research on extracting risk and return predictors from the text of companies’ SEC filings. Robbert-Jan was awarded a 8.3 for his master thesis and graduated cum laude. After his internship Robbert-Jan joined our research department as a full-time quantitative credit researcher.

Koen Roelofs

koen-roelofs.jpgKoen Roelofs followed a master in Quantitative Finance at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. For his research on “Modeling transaction costs for equity meta-orders”, Koen was awarded an 8. After his internship Koen joined Adyen as a data scientist. We wish Koen all the best in his future career.

Lennart Dekker

lennart-dekker.jpgLennart Dekker was awarded a 9 for his thesis on “Factor Investing in Emerging Credits” and graduated cum laude. He followed the Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science master at the University of Tilburg. After his internship Lennart continued with a Research Master in Finance and started working as a full-time PhD Candidate at the University of Tilburg. We wish Lennart all the best in his future career!

Jan van Berkel

jan-van-berkel.jpgJan van Berkel followed the Quantitative Finance master at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and defended his Master’s thesis “Creating Sentiment Scores Using an Event Study for Equity and Credits”. The thesis committee awarded him an 8.8. After his internship Jan continued with a master in World Economy Globalization and Chinese Economy at the Fudan University, Shanghai. We wish Jan all the best in his future career.

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