Previous PhD Placements



Jane Chen
Assistant Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Thesis title: Essays on Communication and Trading in Financial Markets

Amir Salarkia
Assistant Professor in Finance at Tilburg University
Thesis title: Essays in Empirical Asset Pricing

Arthur Taburet
Assistant Professor at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Thesis title: Essays in Banking


Joanne Chen
Assistant Professor at Boston University
Thesis title: Essays on corporate finance and governance

Jiantao Huang
Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University
Thesis title: Essays in empirical asset pricing

Marco Pelosi
Economist at Bank of Italy
Thesis title: Essays in financial economics

Ran Shi
Assistant Professor at University of Colorado
Thesis title: Essays in Asset Pricing

Xiang Yin
Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management
Thesis title: Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance


Agnese Carella
Economist, International Monetary Fund
Thesis title: Essays in Household Finance

Zhongchen Hu
Assistant Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Thesis title: Essays on household finance, venture capital, and labor

Muneaki Bruce Iwadate
Assistant Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Francesco Nicolai
Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Alberto Pellicioli
Quantitative Portfolio Strategist, Barclays Investment Bank
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Simona Risteska
Assistant Professor, Warwick University
Thesis title: Essays on learning and information-processing in financial markets

Yue Yuan
Assistant Professor at Tsinghua PBCSF
Thesis title: Essays on corporate finance under asymmetric information


Karamfil Todorov
Economist, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Fabrizio Core
Assistant Professor of Finance, Rotterdam School of Economics
Thesis title: Essays in Corporate Finance


James (Tengyu) Guo
Analyst, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Thesis title: Essays in Factor-Based Investing

Brandon (Yueyang) Han
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Thesis title: Essays on information and frictions in financial markets

Lukas Kremens
Assistant Professor, University of Washington Seattle
Thesis title: Essays in Foreign Exchange Risk

Dimitris Papadimitriou
Assistant Professor, Bristol University
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Bernardo De Oliveira Guerra Ricca
Assistant Professor, Insper
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Gosia Ryduchowska
Assistant Professor, BI Oslo
Thesis title: Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance

Su Wang
Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
Thesis title: Essays in Corporate Finance


Lorenzo Bretscher
Assistant Professor, London Business School
Thesis title: From Local to Global: Offshoring and Asset Prices

Jesus Gorrin
Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School
Thesis title: The effects of immigration on investment and firm creation

Olga Obizhaeva
Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Petar Sabtchevsky
Vice President, GCW Global Customised Wealth
Thesis title: Volatility Managed Portfolios in General Equilibrium

Una Savic
Investment Banking Associate, Financial Strategy & Solutions Group, Citi Bank
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Intermediation


Michael Punz
Quantitative Strategist, Capula Investment Management
Thesis title:  Essays on delegated portfolio management


Huaizhi Chen
postdoc, Harvard
Thesis title: Essays in empirical asset pricing

Hoyong Choi
Assistant Professor, Erasmus University

Sergei Glebkin
Assistant Professor, Insead
Thesis title: Three essays in financial economics

Yiqing Lu
Assistant Professor, NYU Shanghai’s campus
Thesis title: Essays on innovation incentives and compensation structure

Milan Martinovic
Thesis title, MPhil in Finance: Insiders' selling decision of VC-backed IPOs and long-run post-IPO performance

Seyed Seyedan
Assistant Professor, Sharif University of Technology
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Ji Shen
Guanghua School of Management at Peking University
Thesis title: Essays on asset pricing in over-the-counter markets

Luana Zaccaria
Assistant Professor, Einaudi


Shiyang Huang
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Hong Kong
Thesis title: Essays on information asymmetry in financial market

Victoria Dobrynskaya
Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics
Thesis title: Downside risk in stock and currency markets


Jason Donaldson
Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Contract Theory

John Kuong
Assistant Professor, INSEAD
Thesis title: Essays in Financial Economics

Christian von Drathen
Assistant Professor of Finance, Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
Thesis Title: Essays in Empirical Finance

Jing Zeng
Lecturer, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Thesis title: Essays on the theories of financial intermediation

Ping Zhou
Analyst in Market Risk Modelling, Deutsche Bank
Thesis title: Essays on Credit Risk


Nelson Costa-Neto
Assistant Professor in Finance, Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)
Thesis Title: Essays on information asymmetry and financial institutions

Pragyan Deb
Economist, International Monetary Fund
First placement: Economist, Bank of England
Thesis title: Essays on the Impact of Competition on Financial Intermediaries

Sean Lew
Associate, Cornerstone Research
Thesis title: Essays on market microstructure

Giorgia Piacentino
Assistant Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis
Thesis Title: Theories of the effects of delegated portfolio managers' incentives

Marcela Valenzuela
Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile
Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics 

Ilknur Zer
Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington DC
Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics


Vincent Fardeau
Assistant Professor, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
First placement: Economist - Division of Research & Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington DC
Thesis Title: Essays in financial economics

Thomas Maurer
Assistant Professor of Finance at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Thesis Title: Is Consumption Growth merely a Sideshow in Asset Pricing? - Asset Pricing Implications of Demographic Change and Shocks to Time Preferences

Sitikantha Parida
Assistant Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Management, Clark University
Thesis Title: Essays on delegated portfolio  management

Qi Shang
Assistant Professor at the Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China
Thesis Title: Essays in Asset Pricing and Institutional Investors

Terence Teo
Thesis title: Essays in disclosure of holdings by institutional investors

Gyuri Venter
Assistant Professor of Finance, Copenhagen Business School
Thesis Title: Essays on asymmetric information and trading constraints

Yiyi Wang
Thesis Title: Rational bubble, short-dated volatility forecasting and profitable trade on implied volatility surface

Yu-Min Yen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Thesis Title: Three essays in financial econometrics


Miguel Anton
Assistant Professor of Finance, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

Dragana Cvijanovic
Assistant Professor of Finance, HEC Paris
Thesis Title: Essays in Real Estate Finance

Xiaoxia Hao
Asset Allocation and Strategic Research Department, China Investment Corporation
Thesis title: Patent Award and Informed Trading in Stock Market

Zijun Liu
Economist, FSA
Thesis Title: Essays in Financial Intermediation

Aytek Malkhozov
Assistant Professor, McGill University
Thesis Title: Essays in Asset Pricing

Kenneth McKay
Risk Management, Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong) 
Thesis Title: Essays in contingent claims analysis

Zhigang Qiu
Assistant Professor of Finance, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China, Beijing.
Thesis Title: Essays on Delegated Portfolio Management

Marvin Siepman
Thesis Title (MPhil in Finance): Two essays on hedge fund risks and returns


Fabian Garavito
Global Asset Allocation & Alternative Investments Research Team, JP Morgan
Thesis Title: Essays on delegated asset management

Marco Protopapa
Vice President, Euro Area Economic Research, J.P. Morgan
First placement: Economist, European Central Bank
Thesis Title (MPhil in Finance): An Essay in Corporate Finance, Managerial Incentives, Financial Constraints and Ownership Concentration.


Jan Bena
Assistant Professor of Finance, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Thesis Title: Essays on the Interaction between Financial Development and Real Economy

Alexander Bleck
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Chicago Booth
Thesis Title: Disclosure and Trading Games in Financial Markets

Pierre Chaigneau
Assistant Professor of Finance, HEC Montreal
Thesis Title: Essays on CEO Compensation

Anisha Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business
Thesis Title: Essays in Asset Pricing

Keun Jung Lee
Thesis Title: Three Essays in Corporate Governance in Korea

Christian Reusch
Quantitative Analyst, Wadhwani Asset Management
Thesis Title: On the non-linear dynamics of financial market risk and liquidity

Nikolaj Schmidt
Thesis Title: Essays in Financial Intermediation


Gara Minguez Afonso
Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Sridhar Arcot
Assistant Professor, ESSEC Business School, Paris
Thesis Title: Essays in Corporate Finance

Valentina Bruno
Assistant Professor, Finance and Real Estate Department, American University
Thesis Title: Three Essays in Corporate Governance

Michael Gabor Kollo
Head of Quantitative Research and Risk, Renaissance Asset Managers
First placement: PhD Associate, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Thesis Title: Essays on Financial Intermediation

Xuewen Liu
Lecturer, Imperial College London
Thesis Title: Essays on Corporate Finance under Information Asymmetry


Peter Kondor
Associate Professor of Economics, Central European University
First placement: Assistant Professor, Chicago Booth (formerly Chicago GSB)
Thesis Title: Higher-Order Expectations, Risky Arbitrage and Professional Investors

Beatriz Mariano
University Carlos III of Madrid
Thesis Title: Asymmetries of information in financial markets with applications to debt regeneration and financial certification 

Freyan Panthaki
Equity Derivatives & Synthetics Strategy, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong
First placement: Global Equity Derivatives Strategy, Deutsche Bank, New York
Thesis Title: Foreign Exchange Market Reactions to News: A Microstructure Analysis of Returns, Volatility and Order Flow from the Reuters D2000-2 Electronic Trading System


Miguel Segoviano
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Thesis Title: 'Portfolio Credit Risk Through Time: Measurement Methodologies'

Andy Jobst
Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Thesis Title: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Asset Securisation: Risk Modelling, Security Design and Market Pricing

Max Bruche
Senior Lecturer in Finance, Cass Business School
First placement: Assistant Professor of Economics, CEMFI
Thesis Title: Structural Models of Corporate Bond Prices

Spyros Pagratis
Lecturer in Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business
First placement: Economist, Bank of England
Thesis Title: Asymmetric Information in Financial Economics: Asset Pricing, Liquidity Pricing and the Resolution of Financial Distress

Paolo Colla
Bocconi University
Thesis Title: Essays on Non-Fundamental Speculation, Trading Behaviour and Strategic Information Sharing

Hassan Syed Naqvi
Assistant Professor of Finance, National University of Singapore
Thesis Title: Essays on Financial Crisis: Implications for Debt-Pricing, Bail Outs and Resource Allocation


Robert Kozowski
Associate Professor, Imperial College London
First placement: Assistant Professor, INSEAD
Thesis Title: Essays on Mutual Fund Performance: Statistical Significance, Persistence and Business Cycle Time-Variation

Jinhui Luo
Researcher, Barclays Global Investors

Josef Schuster
Director, IPOX Schuster LLC


Andrew Ellul
Assistant Professor of Finance, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business


Elena Carletti
University of Mannheim


Ulrike Hoffman-Burchardi
Tudor Investments


Gleb Sandmann
Barclays Capital


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