Nabil Alkafri joined WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management as a research assistant to the Allianz Endowed Chair of Finance and as a doctoral student in September 2017. He earned a B.Sc. in business management with a major in finance and a minor in business psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Mannheim with a focus on finance. He has previously worked and gained experience at the quantitative asset management departments of Allianz Global Investors GmbH (Advanced Fixed Income), Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (Equity Selection), and Deka Investment GmbH (Quantitative Stock and Pension Funds). His research focuses on quantitative investment strategies and is being conducted in cooperation with Vontobel in Switzerland and Berenberg in Germany.