Otto Van Hemert joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in July 2006.
Professor Van Hemert’s main research interests lie in the fields of continuous-time portfolio choice, computational finance, pension economics, and real estate finance. Two recent working papers investigate a homeowner’s optimal financial portfolio choice, including the choice between an adjustable-rate and a fixed-rate mortgage.
Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Van Hemert was a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam, and a visiting PhD student at the London School of Economics and the Swedish Institute for Financial Research. Before starting his PhD, he worked at the Kempen & Co Merchant Bank in the Netherlands.
In 1995, Professor Van Hemert was a member of the six-person team representing the Netherlands at the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Professor Van Hemert received his MSc in Mathematics and a one-year diploma in Theoretical Physics from the Utrecht University. He received his MS in Economics and his PhD in Finance from the University of Amsterdam.