Pim van Vliet, PhD

Managing Director, 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."

Mr. Van Vliet is the head of the Conservative Equities team. His primary responsibility is Robeco’s Low-volatility strategy ‘Conservative Equities’. Pim joined Robeco in 2005 as a Senior Quantitative Researcher with responsibility for asset allocation research. He has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Management Science, the Journal of Portfolio Management and other academic journals. He 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 holds a PhD and an MSc (cum laude) in Financial and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.