Frans de Roon is a recognized researcher in investment analysis. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University (1997) on portfolio choice and asset pricing, for which he received the SNS Bank best-thesis award.
Currently Frans is director of the Finance Lab at TIAS Business School, where he is also the academic director of the Executive Master in Finance and Master of Business Valuation programs. Previously he held various positions, among which vice dean research at Tilburg School of Economics and Management, and member of the board of Netspar, as director partner contacts, in which role he was working closely with professionals from the pension and insurance industry.
Frans de Roon is doing research in financial markets, with a special emphasis on portfolio problems, empirical finance, commodities, emerging markets and currency markets. His research is published in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Management Science.
He is teaching many different courses in Finance, for Ph.D-students, MBA students and executives. Apart from his teaching and research experience, Frans has broad experience in applied research projects and consultancy, in particular in Asset & Liability Management, Investments and Valuation.