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Jan Annaert, PhD
Jan Annaert

Jan Annaert, PhD

Function Professor financial risk management


  • Portfolio Theory
  • Financial Risk Management

Jan Annaert earned his Ph.D. from the University of Antwerp in 1993. Currently, he is full professor of finance at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp. He teaches a course in the Master in Finance at Antwerp Management School. Between 1994 and 1997, he was post-doctoral research fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), he then became assistant professor at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and associate professor of investments at Ghent University. He also taught at the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School from 1999 to 2006. He participates as external expert to the Pricing and Valuation Committee of KBC Asset Management and is since January 2010 an independent director of Europabank, Keytrade Bank, Crelan Fund and Crelan Invest. At the university he is member of the Investment Committee.

His research interests include portfolio theory, asset pricing, financial history and financial risk management. His research has been published in academic journals such as European Journal of Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Explorations in Economic History, Financial History Review, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and Review of Finance. In 2008-2009 he spent a research internship at the Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Belgium. Together with Marc De Ceuster he supervises the KBC Chair in Financial Risk Management at the University of Antwerp.