Mr. Swinkels is a Researcher with Robeco's Quant Equity Research team. Prior to re-joining Robeco in 2016, Mr. Swinkels was a senior researcher at Norges Bank Investment Management, also known as the Norwegian Oil Fund, where he started in 2013. He was a senior researcher at Robeco from 2004 to 2012, at PensionFactory and APG Asset Management from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Swinkels holds a tenured part-time position at Erasmus University Rotterdam since 2005, is member of the Research Committee of Inquire Europe, is member of the Investment Committee of the Robeco Employee’s Pension Fund, and Associate Editor of the South Asian Journal of Business Studies. He teaches Finance courses and has published his academic work in peer-reviewed journals. Mr. Swinkels holds a PhD in Finance and a Master’s in Econometrics from Tilburg University.