Wim Van Hyfte
Global Head of ESG Investments & Research

Wim is Global Head of ESG Investments and Research at Candriam. He is responsible for research on environmental, social and governance issues, the implications for and the integration into portfolio and risk management across assets. Previously, he was a senior fund manager/quantitative analyst conducting empirical research on asset pricing, the quantitative modeling of alpha/risk factors and portfolio optimization.

Wim joined the firm in 2006, after working in the academic world for over 8 years. Since 2012, he has been a Visiting Professor at ULB Solvay School of Economics and Management, teaching on Asset Pricing in Practice in an advanced master in quantitative finance. From 2006 until 2012, he was a Visiting Professor at Vlerick Business School teaching on portfolio management in an MBA program. From 2000 until 2001, he was a strategic consultant for a Belgian pension fund and a venture capital fund. He has worked in the financial services industry since 2006.

Wim earned a Ph.D in Financial Economics, an MBA in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics. His academic research covers both empirical and corporate finance with a focus on asset pricing, risk modeling and portfolio management. His work has been presented at international academic conferences and published in peer-reviewed international academic journals.