PhD supervisor: Dr Matteo Galizzi
Benno is a co-founder and director of Salient Behavioural Consultants where he combines robust behavioural science frameworks with years of industry expertise, his core interest is applying behavioural insights in the context of financial markets, the environment as well as the aviation industry. Prior to co-founding Salient, he has worked for more than a decade as trading executive with leading international investment banks such as J.P. Morgan and BNP Paribas.
He holds an MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics where he conducted research into trading decision-making as well as a master's degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
His current research at the London School of Economics focusses on risk-taking in high stakes contexts. Special interests include time and domain specific risk-tolerance fluctuations especially in the context of background risk and in high stake industries such as professional trading and aviation.