Jovan Stojkovic is a PhD candidate at University of Lugano and the Swiss Finance Institute University under the supervision of Alberto Plazzi. He holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance form the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook. The primary interest of his PhD is to study how private firms interact with different financial markets and how investors react to them. Jovan uses both theoretical and empirical approaches to address some of the following questions, “How much and why is IPO underpricing related to investors’ flipping behaviour?”, “How do diverse risks and premiums drive the price of CDSs issued on private firms, and are there arbitrage opportunities in their CDS-Bond bases?”, and finally “How are CDS and equity markets segmented?” The answers lead to diverse explanations of new private firm-investor interactions, risks premiums, and novel limits to arbitrage opportunities. Jovan is visiting the FMG for the entirety of the 2014-15 academic year.