David Blitz is Managing Director and Chief Researcher at Robeco. He joined Robeco in 1995 after graduating cum laude in econometrics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 2011 he obtained a Ph.D. in empirical finance from the same university. David has been instrumental in the design and development of Robeco’s quantitative equity strategies. As a spin-off of his research, he has published dozens of papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management and European Financial Management.