PhD Topic: Risk-Taking in Times of Crisis
PhD Supervisor: Dr Matteo Galizzi
Benno is an expert in financial risk management, behavioural economics as well as international voluntary carbon markets. He has more than a decade of experience as a trading executive with leading international investment banks such as J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas. Amongst others he was Vice President and Head of EMEA Power and Gas Structured Products and Options Trading at J.P. Morgan.
Currently, he advises corporates and supra nationals on behavioural economics and carbon markets. Moreover, Benno serves as an advisor to international hedge funds and is a frequent guest lecturer at renowned international universities. His current research at the London School of Economics focusses on risk taking in times of crisis, in particular, the impact of different types of background risk on foreground risk tolerance.
He holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics where he conducted research into decision making of professional traders as well as a master's degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Konstanz, Germany