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dr. A. Plantinga

Associate Professor


I am an associate professor in finance. I am involved in research and teaching in the field of finance, in particular portfolio management. My research is specialized in methods of performance measurement of investment portfolios. My teaching is focussed on master's level courses in portfolio management and research methodology.

My main interest is in the behavior of participants in financial markets. I believe that the preferences of investors play a dominant role in determining asset prices. Another topic that interests me is the role of financial institutions such as life insurance companies, mutual funds and pension funds in satisfying the investment needs of investors seeking benefits for future retirement.

I started my study of Business Economics at the RUG and graduated in 1990. I completed my PhD thesis under supervision of J.L. Bouma and R.A.H. van der Meer at the University of Groningen in 1999.

Past and current positions outside the University of Groningen

  • I am member of the supervisory board of Trustus Capital Management
  • Currently I am a partner in HEAP consulting, a firm specialized in financial consulting and web-based solutions in finance.

  • During 2006 - 2009 I was the Academic coordinator of the VBA program for Permanent Education. The VBA is the Dutch association of Financial Analysts

  • During 2004-2005, I was a visiting associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

  • During 2002-2004 I was involved in the post-graduate program for financial analysts at the VU in Amsterdam as well as in teaching in the prep-courses for CFA students.

  • During 1999-2002 I worked part-time as an independent financial consultant working for financial institutions in the field of performance measurement and asset-liability management.

  • During 1998-1999 I worked as a senior consultant Asset-Liability Modelling at Fortis Investments in the Netherlands. I was involved in preparing investment plans and ALM studies for clients and prospective clients of Fortis Investments, in particular pension funds. I was also involved in ALM for the Fortis life insurance branche.

Last modified:25 August 2017 11.50 a.m.

Contact information

Nettelbosje 2
9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands