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Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Imperial College Business School.
Prior to joining Imperial in August 2015, he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Professor Kirilenko’s work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. He is a recognized world expert on high frequency and algorithmic trading. He is also an intellectual leader on the principles of regulation of automated financial markets.
Helene Panzarino is the author of Business Funding for Dummies (Wiley, 2016) and a mentor for Start-up Bootcamp, Mass Challenge and the Ascension Fund. She is a regular judge, speaker and moderator for SWIFT Innotribe, The Alt Fi Finance Awards, Nextmoney BBVA Awards. Helene has successfully created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for the UK FinTech trade body, Innovate Finance, as well as an Alternative Finance Investment Readiness Programme aimed at connecting SMEs to the right finance provider. She is a regular contributor to The Entrepreneurs’ Network Roundtable on Female Founders Raising Post-Seed Finance, Boost Roundtable on ‘Man vs Machine’ for SME finance, Centre for Entrepreneurship Roundtable on ‘Offenders to Entrepreneurship’, and a Parliamentary Task Force on Women and Finance
José-Luis Peydró is Professor of Finance at Imperial College London, and CEPR Research Fellow.
His research on Banking and Systemic Risk has been published in the top journals in Economics and Finance such as JFE, RFS, JF, AER and Econometrica.
Professor Peydró has presented his research in top universities including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, LSE, Oxford and LBS and in policy organizations such as the Federal Reserve Board, New York Fed, IMF, WB, BIS, ECB, Bundesbank, and Bank of England, and has written a book on Systemic Risk, Crises and Macroprudential Policy published by MIT Press.
José-Luis is currently a Member of the European Systemic Risk Board in Frankfurt, holds a PhD in Finance from INSEAD and a Master in Economics from CEMFI, and is an independent Board Member in a financial intermediary based in Barcelona. He has taught in-company executive education at the European Central Bank, Central Bank of Portugal and the Bundesbank, as well as courses in the Florence School of Banking & Finance.
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.
Julian Hall is COO of Essentia Analytics and an NxD at Green 4 Solutions. Prior to Essentia he spent 10 years managing development and testing teams at Simcorp, one of the investment management industry’s leading fintech vendors. He holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School and an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. In his spare time he races ultra-marathons, most recently completing the 436-mile Yukon Arctic Ultra in February, with temperatures reaching -40C.