I help participants understand the managerial relevance of finance and how to solve complicated financial business cases.

Dennis Vink is Professor of Finance and Investment at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and member of the academic board since 2015. He teaches corporate finance and strategic financial management. Furthermore, Dennis is the author of various academic papers that focus on empirical research in financial markets. Next to his research, he has worked with management for: ANWB, BAM, Damen Shipyards, Van Oord, Gazprom (St. Petersburg), Reed Business, ING Real Estate, ABN AMRO Lease, ING Private Banking, Eureko/Achmea, Eneco, Heijmans, Oranjewoud, TKH, SNS Bank, Shell, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Mileu, Gemeente Rotterdam, Standard & Poor’s (New York City), Agrifirm, Moody’s.

Several papers he worked on are co-authored by Frank Fabozzi on topics related to structured finance to advance the knowledge in the area of credit ratings and the use of asset-backed securities in (European) financial markets. His work is published in high quality international academic journals, such as: the European Journal of Finance, The Journal of Structured Finance, Finance Research Letters, The Journal of Fixed Income, and the European Financial Management Journal. Dennis acts as a referee for several top-10 finance journals and the European Central Bank.

He expects to finish the General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School in 2019. He received a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from Nyenrode Business Universiteit (1999) where he also obtained his PhD degree (2007). Additional training was followed through the Tilburg PhD Program in Finance (2003-2005), and Cambridge Judge Business School (2013). He is a member of the American Finance Association, European Finance Association, European Financial Management Association, and Midwest Finance Association.

Secondary positions

  • Visiting professor of finance at the Technical University of Denmark, Stellenbosch School of Business, and SP Jain Institute of Management & Research in Mumbai.
  • Wetenschapscommissie NLSportraad.
  • Commissie Organisatie Financiering & Sport.
  • Company valuator for complex cases for clients in public & private sector.

International activities

Dennis worked with faculty on papers for International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Princeton Department of Economics. Furthermore, he regularly teaches corporate finance at institutions in South-Africa, Denmark and Mumbai.


His main hobby is hanging out with his daughters (born September 2007 and 2011), closely followed by my love of hockey!

Most relevant publications

  • Fabozzi, F.J., Nawas, M. & D. Vink (2017). Exploring rating shopping for European triple A senior structured finance securities. Finance Research Letters, (February), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2016.08.013.
  • Fabozzi, F.J., & Vink, D. (2015). The information content of three credit ratings: The case of European residential mortgage-backed securities. European Journal of Finance, 21(3), 172-194. https://doi.org//10.1080/1351847X.2013.862838. Lead article.
  • Fabozzi, F.J., & Vink, D. (2012). Determinants of primary market spreads on U.K. RMBS and it’s implications for investor reliance on credit ratings. The Journal of Fixed Income, 21(3), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.3905/jfi.2012.21.3.007. Lead article.
  • Vink, D. & M. Vredendaal (2018). Basic Concepts of Finance: From Book value to Market Value. VCFC. ISBN 9789082929607.