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I am a professor in Finance and Insurance at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). By training I have MSc degrees in mathematics and actuarial sciences from the KULeuven and a PhD from the University of  Amsterdam (2005).    

My research topics are in the field of actuarial and financial mathematics with a current emphasis on designing and implementing real-world pension solutions, risk assessment under uncertainty, estimation of option implied dependence with applications, and the optimal design of portfolios.    

I have published on these topics in actuarial and (financial) mathematics journals including Finance and Stochastics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, and Journal of Risk and Insurance.    

I was awarded the Robert C. Witt Award (2018), the Redington Prize (2015), the PRMIA Award for new frontiers in Risk Management (2014), the Johan de Witt Prize (2012), the SCOR-EGRIE Young Economist Best Paper Award (2011), and the Lloyds Science of Risk Prize, (2011). I am member of the editorial board of Astin Bulletin as well as an associate editor with European Actuarial Journal and Dependence Modeling.

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