Robert Kosowski has been appointed to succeed Professor Alex Michaelides as Head of the Department of Finance
Robert Kosowski, Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, will take up the role in the spring of 2021.
He joined Imperial in 2006 and has also held several advisory positions with notable institutions – including with the UK Government, within the banking sector, and with the International Monetary Fund.
Professor Kosowksi is a respected academic who will bring a wealth of experience from his work in both the private and public sectors, as well as academia, to the role
Professor Kosowski's research interests include asset management, risk management, machine learning, hedge funds, mutual funds, performance measurement, business cycles, derivative trading strategies and economic forecasting.
He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Systematic Investing and the Journal of Alternative Investments.
“Professor Kosowksi is a respected academic who will bring a wealth of experience from his work in both the private and public sectors, as well as academia, to the role. I am very much looking forward to working with him,” said Professor Franklin Allen, Associate Dean of Faculty & Research at Imperial College Business School.
Imperial College Business School has a strong reputation in finance, which is reflected in its close links to the City of London. Research produced by the School's Department of Finance is distributed among practitioners, policy-makers and academic colleagues with the goal of developing a more robust financial system.
The School's MSc Finance is ranked in the global top 10 and students are often placed in top finance jobs in the private sector, international organisations and academia. Meanwhile, faculty members regularly publish in the top financial economics journals and participate actively in world-renowned academic, industry and policy conferences.
Professor Michaelides, who has been Head of Department since 2014, will continue in the role until the spring, after which he will remain with the School as a full-time Professor of Finance.