Theo.E. Nijman is Professor in Econometrics and Finance at Tilburg University. Theo Nijman published extensively in the leading international journals on a wide variety of topics within empirical finance and econometrics. His recent work covers topics such as pension fund management, the optimal individual pension contract, measurement of inflation, interest and longevity risk, and performance attribution and measurement.
Theo Nijman is Scientific Director of Netspar, a Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement in which ten universities and a number of insurance companies and pension funds participate, see www.netspar.nl. Moreover, Theo Nijman is Academic Coordinator of Inquire Europe, which brings together investment professionals interested in understanding and developing quantitative solutions to investment problems.
As a consultant Theo has been involved in all kinds of projects for many different financial institutions. In 2009 he was a member of the government appointed Goudswaard committee on structural reforms in the Dutch second pillar pension provision to assure sustainability of the system.
In 2010 he was a member of the Expert Committee of the Actuarial Society on “Validity of the Actuarial Society’s projected survival tables”.
In 2012 he became a member of the government committee on Valuation of Pension Liabilities (UFR Committee).