Laurens Swinkels is Researcher at Robeco's Quant Research team. His areas of expertise include bottom-up stock selection research and empirical asset pricing. He teaches Finance courses and has published his academic work in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to re-joining Robeco in 2016, he was a Researcher at Norges Bank Investment Management. He was a Researcher at Robeco from 2004 to 2012 and at PensionFactory and APG Asset Management from 1999 to 2004. Laurens holds a part-time position (with tenure) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and is member of the Research Committee of Inquire Europe. Laurens holds a PhD in Finance and a Master’s in Econometrics from Tilburg University.