Jan Annaert earned his Ph.D. from the University of Antwerp in 1993. Currently, he is full professor of finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. He also has teaching responsibilities at the 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, Crelan Bank, Crelan Fund and Crelan Invest. At the university he is member of the Investment Committee, president of SCOB (www.scob.be) and chairs the department of Accountancy and Finance.
His research interests include portfolio theory, asset pricing, financial history and financial risk management. His research has been published in academic journals such as Economics Letters, European Journal of Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, European Review of Economic History, 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, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Review of Finance. In 2008-2009 he spent a research internship at the Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Belgium.