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Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance at Imperial College Business School
Enrico Biffis is an Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance at Imperial College Business School, a fellow of the Pensions Institute London, a member of the Munich Risk and Insurance Center at LMU Munich, and an editor of ASTIN Bulletin – The Journal of the International Actuarial Association.
His area of expertise is asset-liability management, with emphasis on risk analysis and market consistent valuation for the insurance and pensions industry, as well as optimal risk transfers for catastrophe and long term risks. His research has attracted funding from leading insurers and governmental organizations, and has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, North American Actuarial Journal, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, among others. Enrico has also worked with industry bodies on the benchmarking of stochastic asset models, and the impact of Dodd-Frank/EMIR regulation on OTC derivative markets.
Enrico is a regular speaker at academic and industry events, including Risk Theory Society (American Risk and Insurance Association), Risk Minds Insurance, and Global Derivatives. Enrico holds a BSc and MSc in Statistics, a MSc in Actuarial Management, and a PhD in Mathematics for Economic Decisions. Prior to joining Imperial College London in 2007, Enrico held positions at Bocconi Milan, Association of British Insurers, and Cass Business School.
Programme Director. Professor of Financial Econometrics
Paolo is Professor in Financial Econometrics at Imperial College Business School. He has a summa cum laude degree in economic statistics from Roma and holds a PhD in Econometrics from the London School of Economics. He is also teaching at the University of Rome La Sapienza and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and at the University of Cambridge.
Paolo’s main research interests are financial econometrics and econometric theory as well as risk management and asset allocation. His publications include papers in the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Time Series Analysis, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics and Econometric Theory. He teaches on a variety of Executive Education programmes.
Professor of Finance
Dr Arnaud De Servigny
Marcin Kacperczyk is a Professor of Finance at the Imperial College London Business School. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research. In addition, he serves as an Associate Editor of Financial Management, Management Science, Review of Financial Studies and Review of Finance, and is a former Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Kacperczyk’s research focuses mostly on financial markets, financial intermediation, and asset management. His latest work analyses the effects of unconventional monetary policy on asset management industry and corporate sector. He has also written on a broad range of topics such as social norms, short-term debt markets, performance evaluation, labour unions, insider trading, income inequality, and portfolio choice. He has analysed various effects of informed trading in finance.
Professor Kacperczyk has been teaching at Imperial College since 2013. Previously he has been appointed at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business and New York University Stern School of Business. He obtained a Ph.D. in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has received two student awards for Excellence in Teaching as well as two Faculty Excellence Awards from Imperial College.
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COO at EXO Investing
Prior to joining Exo as one of the founding team, Nikolai spent a number of years as a management and political consultant, gaining extensive experience across European bluechip clients and international organisations. He has spent the majority of his career focusing on operational excellence and process optimisation projects. His consulting roles in business and policy span a variety of sectors including stints in the automobile, consumer goods as well as transportation sector but also within institutions of the European Union and multilateral trade bodies. Nikolai holds a dual Bachelor of Management from Hanze University Groningen and ESSEC Business School Paris and an MSc in Political Economy from LSE. At Exo, he focusses on the operational aspects of the business which include Customer Support and Excellence, Operations and Integrations, Compliance, Finance and Legal.
Dr. Pierre Dangauthier
Head of Quantitative Analytics at Smarkets
Pierre Dangauthier is the head of Quantitative Analytics at Smarkets, one of the leading betting exchanges. He is specialized in systematic market making and machine learning.
He received a Ph.D. degree in statistical learning in 2007 from INRIA for a joint work with Microsoft Research Cambridge on large scale Bayesian inference. He also holds a M.Sc. in applied mathematics from Ensimag, and a M.Sc. in robotics and computer vision.
Pierre was previously a VP on Credit Suisse’s bond e-trading desk, and a member of Barclays Wealth’s quantitative analytics team. He published papers in leading conferences and he registered a patent about chess player ranking. Pierre designs statistical models and machine learning algorithms with application to financial markets. His domain of expertise is a combination of modern applied statistics, computer sciences and financial engineering.