Faculty

Angelidis Timotheos

Dr Angelidis obtained his PhD in Finance from the University of Piraeus (Department of Banking and Financial Management) in 2005. The thesis examined Statistical Methods of Calculating Value-at-Risk. He holds an MSc in Finance and Banking also from the University of Piraeus and a BSc in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics & Business. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Peloponnese (Department of Economics). Before that, he was a Lecturer at the University of Crete and the University of Aegean.

Dr Angelidis' teaching and research interests are in the areas of Portfolio Management and Risk Management. In particular, his current research focuses on the risk and return of global multi-asset strategies, predictability of asset returns, multi factor models and their use in portfolio management, evaluation of exchange traded funds.

He has published 24 articles in referred journals. Among them 10 are in ABS 3* Journals (Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, European Financial Management, Financial Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting), 4 are in ABS 2* Journals (International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, Applied Financial Economics, and Global Finance Journal) and 3 are in ABS 1* Journals (Managerial Finance, Journal of Risk Finance and Multinational Finance Journal).

His research has been cited more than 170 times in papers published in journals such as: Journal of Banking and Finance, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Quantitative Finance, Tourism Management, Applied Financial Economics, The Journal of Risk Finance, Applied Financial Economics Letters, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Energy Policy, Emerging Markets Review, The Financial Review and International Review of Economics and Finance. He has also served as referee in 9 international journals, such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Analyst Journal, and the Financial Review.

He teaches postgraduate courses (Financial Management, Risk Management in Banking, Financial Accounting, and Financial Econometrics) and undergraduate modules (Financial and Portfolio Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Money and Capital Markets, and Statistics). His average appraisal during the three last years from the students of the Greek Open University (Financial Management course) is 4.2 out of 5.

Dr Angelidis is Financial Risk Manager — Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

 

Benos Alexandros

Alexandros Benos was appointed Chief Risk Officer of NBG Group in June 2015. Since September 2013 he was Deputy General Manager for NBG Group Risk Management and from 2010 he was Director of Group Risk Control & Architecture Division at the Bank.

After joining the Bank in 2000, he first set up the Value at Risk estimation framework for Market Risk, then worked on the development of an obligor rating system for corporate clients and finally headed the “Basel II” implementation Program throughout NBG Group.

He serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board Risk Committee of United Bulgarian Bank. He is member of the Board of Directors at NBG Asset Management M.F.M.C. and also at the Asset Liability Committee of Ethniki Asfalistiki Insurance Co.

He previously held academic positions in the US, France, Switzerland and Greece, and he continues to serve as a Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris.

Dr. Benos holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Athens University, a B.A. and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge in the UK and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University in the USA.

 

Alexopoulos Thomas

Dr Thomas Alexopoulos focuses on Energy Finance and Economics. His Phd was funded by the “A.G. Leventis” foundation. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Diploma in Electrical Engineering, in the course-flows of Energy and Management & Decision Systems, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He owns an M.Sc. in Energy from the Heriot-Watt University, UK and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Peloponnese, Greece.

His research interests include energy finance and economics, applied econometrics, and environmental finance and economics. His academic work has been awarded form the “John S. Latsis” Public Benefit Foundation under the “Scientific Projects” programme and has been published in several Journals and International Conferences. Also he has served as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese. Prior to his academic career, he had worked as an electrical engineer in the private sector.   

Degiannakis Stavros

Dr. Degiannakis is assistant Professor in the Department of Economic and Regional Development of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He has taught in various Universities (Athens University of Economics and Business, Hellenic Open University, University of Central Greece, etc.) statistics, econometrics, time series, data analysis and quantitative techniques. He has also served as econometrician for companies in private and public sector (Bank of Greece, University of Portsmouth, Economic Chamber of Greece, Inventive, Hellenic Parliament etc.). He has served as referee in more than 30 international journals, such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Applied Statistics.

His research interests are in the areas of applied and theoretical financial econometrics (ultra-high frequency data analysis, macro-finance modelling, option pricing, risk modelling) and statistics (marketing metrics, multivariate distributions, forecasting ability, time series analysis).

Dr. Stavros Degiannakis received his PhD in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business. He graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business, where he completed his studies in Statistics and holds a M.Sc. degree in Econometrics from the University of Essex.

His publications have been published in high impact factor international academic journals and have more than 900 citations. He has participated in European Central Bank's Experts Group on Financial Assumptions, in European Commission's Group of Experts on Economic Forecasts, in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Working Group on Short-Term Economic Prospects. He has been invited to serve as evaluator by the European Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Czech Science Foundation, Greek Ministry of Education, etc. He has also served as Marie Curie Research Fellow under the 7th Framework Program and Horizon2020, supervised funded research projects, and has achieved for his research multiple grants and awards.

 

Evangelopoulos Panagiotis

I was born on the 15th February 1964

(B.A.) 1986, Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece

(M.A.) 1988, “Theory of Economic Policy and Business Cycles”, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

(Ph. D.) 1998, “Economic Analysis of Property Rights and the Market Mechanism”, Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece

Alumnus of Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, Virginia, USA

Former International Expert of Heritage Foundation, Washington D. C.

Former Fellow of Center of Political Research, Athens, Greece

Founder member of Athens Adam Smith Club, Athens, Greece

I have taught in educational programs of National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government, Athens, Greece

Adjunct Assistant Professor, (2001-2006), Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Greece

Adjunct Lecturer, (2007-2008), Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese

Lecturer, (2008-2011), Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese

Visiting Professor, (2013-now), Hellenic Open University

Filis George

Dr Filis obtained his PhD in Finance from Bournemouth University, UK in 2004. He was also awarded an MSc in Financial Services from the same university. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wales.

He is Associate Professor in Financial Economics at Bournemouth University (from April 2015 until April 2017 he is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences). Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Portsmouth and Lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK.

Dr Filis teaching is in the areas of Financial Markets and Money and Banking. His research interests revolved around the areas of Energy Economics, Financial Economics, Business Cycles and Tourism Economics. His current research focuses on oil price volatility forecasting and the effects of oil prices on financial markets and economic performance.

He has published 31 articles in referred journals. Among them 2 are in ABS 4* Journals (Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management), 8 are in ABS 3* Journals (Energy Economics, Energy Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Economics Letters, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, ), 11 are in ABS 2* Journals (Manchester School, Economic Modelling, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Applied Financial Economics, Global Finance Journal, Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Tourism Economics) and 2 are in ABS 1* Journals (Journal of Financial Services Marketing, International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics).

His research has been cited more than 500 times in papers published in journals such as: Journal of Banking and Finance, Economics Letters, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Journal of Empirical Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, OPEC Energy Review, Energy Policy, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Financial Stability, Tourism Management, Economic Modelling, Journal of Emerging Market Review, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, International Review of Economics & Finance, Manchester School, Applied Economics Letters.

He has teaching experience in both postgraduate and undergraduate courses. His average appraisal during the three last academic years from the students of Bournemouth University is 4.4 out of 5.

 

Kontakos Panagiotis

Dr. Panagiotis Kontakos has a long professional experience, for a period of 16 years and until 2013, centered on the corporate governance of financial institutions in several Southeastern Europe countries (i.e. Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Cyprus and Turkey). As part of the management team of various organizations, his career has involved various positions, including the areas of asset management, project management (particularly in risk management applications and systems), operational and credit risk management, Mergers & Acquisitions, correspondence with IFIs (EBRD, IFC), Human Resources management and training.

In 2012, he completed his PhD thesis in the field of global entrepreneurship and foreign investments. Since 2015 he holds the position of Assistant Professor in International Business at the University of UCLan Cyprus, in Larnaca. Also, he is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at the School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University. Respectively, during the period 2013-2015 has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, in the fields of energy and environmental economics and microeconomics. At the same university, he has pursued research in the areas of energy trade & finance and business ethics. The research was performed under the auspices of the THALES Programme, and was co-financed by the European Union & Greek national funds.

Recently, he has presented or published more than 60 articles in international scientific and business conferences, with main theme the geo-economics of energy and business ethics. He has published a monograph in global entrepreneurship, banking and foreign investments and participated with authored chapters in books under internationally well-known publishers such as Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, etc. In addition, he serves as a Referee in five international scientific journals.

He is involved as a Co-organizer, Coordinator and Member of the Scientific Committee of international academic conferences in international business. Further, he maintains professional memberships in the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), London and Dubai Chapters, as a voting member; also, in the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR), London.

His education background encompasses three Master degrees, three professional qualifications, executive education courses, and a diversity of distance and on-line learning (e.g. by Harvard Business School, in the field of Management). In particular, he has been certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals as an Energy Risk Professional (ERP), and as a Banking Risk and Regulation expert. He has completed an MPhil in International Finance, at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland; also, at the same university, an MSc in Information Technology (Software & Systems Engineering), at the School of Computing Science, with a scholarship received by the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS). He further holds a postgraduate degree in Humanities by the Hellenic Open University.

 

Korizis Nikolaos

Nikolaos Korizis has been the Finance Support Mgr for the Retail Business (700 sites) of Coral SA - Shell Licensee (member of Motoroil Group) since 2010. He joined Shell Hellas as the Credit Mgr in 2008 and the next year was responsible for South Europe.
He has also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an advisor in Internal Audit and Risk Assessment on projects for OTE and Alpha Bank, and previously he worked for General Motors Lease on Credit Risk Analysis.
Nikolaos Korizis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Finance with First Class Honors from the University of Hertfordshire and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with Commendation for the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He is on the final Assessment for the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Professional Qualification.

Kottaridi Constantina

Constantina Kottaridi is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics. She owns a BSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business, MSc in Economics from Iowa State University, USA with “Minor” in Statistics under a full scholarship and assistantship and a PhD title from Athens University of Economics and Business with a scholarship from the Foundation “Propontis. ‘

She has served as a faculty member at the University of Peloponnese, while she has also taught at Iowa State University (USA), London School of Economics (GB), Athens University of Economics and Business and the University of Ioannina. She has run several research projects while she has presented her work in a large number of international conferences. She has received over 170 citations in international journals. Her work appears in journals such as the Review of International Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, Applied Economics etc.   

Currently, she is also a Special Adviser of Observatory Plus, Crisis Oservatory, ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) and Board Member of the Centre of the Hellenic Language. She served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Open University from January to August 2015 and as a Special Adviser to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs from July 2014 to January 2015.

Maltezos Spyros

Spyros Maltezos is a Risk Analytics Consultant at SAS since 2009. Throughout this period he has been involved in several projects using SAS tools for a number of major Greek & Cypriot Financial Institutions related to Credit & Operational Risk Management. Developing and monitoring of Credit Risk Models as well as monitoring of Operational Risk for Basel Compliance purposes, are some of the projects in which he has been involved the last seven years.
Prior to joining SAS in 2007, he worked as a Credit Risk Analyst at a major Greek retail bank. He was responsible for evaluating wholesale customers’ credit data and financial statements in order to determine the degree of risk involved in lending money to them, preparing reports based upon credit data analysis to help make decisions on customers credit-worthiness, calculating a number of statistical indices in order to evaluate the performance of Moody’s Risk Analyst model.    
Regarding his academic background, Spyros holds a BSc in Statistics and Insurance Science from the University of Piraeus, an MSc in Risk Management Science from the University of Southampton and a second MSc in Banking and Finance Science from Athens University of Economics and Business. 

Mavrikos Elias

Deputy Manager in the Economic Research Division of Alpha Bank.
He studied Economics at the University of Athens. He continued his studies in United Kingdom, where he took his MBA in Finance, while his dissertation examined the predictability of the major indices in Athens Stock Exchange.
After finishing his postgraduate studies he joined Morgan Stanley International in London and from 1990 to 1993 was employed as an Analyst for Derivatives and Money markets products. From 1994-1995 he worked at Risk Management Consultants as investment analyst.
In 1996 joined Alpha Bank and from 1996 to 2005 was the head of Market Analysis Department of Treasury Division. In 2010 became Deputy Manager in International Network, while since 2011 works as Deputy Manager in Economic Research Division.
From 2004 to 2005 was member of the investment committee of Attica's Bank Mutual Fund Company.
In 2004, ranked by Bloomberg as the second best currency forecaster, while in 2005 gained the fourth position.
He holds a certificate D of professional suitability on financial instruments or issuers, received by the Bank of Greece.
He is member of the Economic Chamber of Greece, and also, in other professional bodies. He has been delivering various lectures in graduate and post graduate courses in the University of Piraeus.
He has published articles in numerous newspapers and journals. He is the author of the Economic Indices & Financial Markets.

Panopoulou Ekaterini

Dr Ekaterini Panopoulou holds a BSc in Mathematics (University of Athens), an MSc in Banking and Financial Management (University of Piraeus) and a Ph.D. in Econometrics (University of Piraeus). She has been working in the area of Financial Econometrics and Forecasting since 2001 and has published over 30 papers and book chapter contributions. Her career includes working for the University of Piraeus, National University of Ireland Maynooth and the National Bank of Greece. She is one of the founding members of the Methods in International Finance Network (MIFN), a consortium of universities aiming at promoting research at the area of international finance. Dr Panopoulou's main research interests lie in the fields of Financial Econometrics, Time Series (Modelling and Forecasting), Financial Economics and International Finance

Pantelidis Theologos

Theologos Pantelidis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia. He is a Research Associate of the Maynooth Finance Research Group (National University of Ireland Maynooth) and the Price and Competition Observatory (University of Macedonia). His research focuses on applied time series econometrics (modelling and forecasting). He has written numerous articles with applications to international finance and environmental economics. Part of his work investigates the estimation of a declining term structure of the social discount rate for intergenerational cost-benefit analysis. His research findings have made considerable impact on the environmental policy agenda.

Academic career

After completing his PhD in 2005 (University of Piraeus), he pursued an academic career and joined, as a contract lecturer, the Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) for the period 2006-2008. In 2008, he joined the Department of Economics of the University of Crete as a lecturer. Since 2011, he is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia.

Research

He has twelve years of experience in conducting research in international economics/finance, environmental economics, financial econometrics and forecasting. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed to 2 edited volumes. Overall, his research has been cited over 320 times (Source: Google scholar, h-index: 9). He has established an international research profile by regularly attending international conferences (28 so far) and by giving invited talks. He has refereed for a variety of international journals.

Teaching

During the past ten years he successfully taught a wide array of modules both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level. He received excellent evaluations from the students (e.g. in 2013 he received a teaching award from the “Executive MBA” post-graduate program, University of Macedonia). In many cases, his teaching at the postgraduate level is research-led, incorporating his research findings directly into the module delivery. He has successfully supervised 15 undergraduate theses and 14 postgraduate ones.

Papanikolaou Thanos

Thanos has several years of banking as well as advisory experience in insurance and banking sectors. As a Principal in the consulting services of Deloitte, he has been providing the financial market sector as well as the insurance sector with solutions and advisory services. During his career, he has worked for a Big-4 companies, as well as for Risk departments of various banks, in the position of Risk Director. During his career, he has been involved in a wide range of assignments covering Financial Risk, Financial Sector Software Design and Implementation, Basel II Compliance, IFRS 9, Solvency II Compliance, as well as Credit Policy Validation and Restructuring.

Thanos is a founding member and regional director of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) chapter in Greece as well as the founding member of Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) in Romania and he has been speaker in various conferences in Greece and abroad on Risk Management issues as well as he has published various articles in scientific journals.

He has a Bachelor in Economics as well as Postgraduate Degree in Operational Research from Lancaster University (UK). He has also a Certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University (USA)

Thanos has worked as project manager in EMIR gap analysis and implementation project for Hellenic Exchanges covering the area of risk models validation and estimating the capital needs as per EMIR regulation.

Thanos has worked as specialist in collective provisioning during the ECB AQR assessment for Banks located in Greece, Malta, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Cyprus and Turkey.

He has reviewed the risk models and methodologies (PD, LGD, CCF) for various banks and he has been involved in various Basel II gap analysis and Basel II implementation projects (e.g. Pillar II and ICAAP) for major banks in Greece, Southeast Europe, Cyprus and Africa Region.

He has also participated as project manager in various international projects related to risk management and credit risk for Banks located in Italy, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia Cyprus and Africa region

During his career, he has also developed risk based pricing models, credit models and attrition models for consumer lending business and he has been involved in Operational Risk Framework and implementation for major Greek banks and insurance companies.

Thanos has participated into the project for Blackrock and Pimco related to the assessment of the banking sector capital needs in Greece and Cyprus as well as he has participated in the Monitoring Trustee Team responsible for the Risk Management area for a major Greek Bank.

Sakkas Athanasios

Dr Athanasios Sakkas joined the Southampton Business School in August 2015 as a Lecturer in Finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, an MSc in Banking and Financial Management (with distinction) from the University of Piraeus, Greece and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He also served as a research and teaching assistant at ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece and Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

His research interests lie in the areas of investments and portfolio management. In particular, his current research focuses on dynamic asset liability management for pension funds and individual investors and extends to commodities investing. His research work has been presented in several international academic conferences as well as professional organizations such as World Bank, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Amundi Asset Management. His research has also received grant from Amundi Asset Management.

Skintzi Vasiliki

Dr Skintzi obtained her PhD in Financial Engineering from Athens University of Economics and Business in 2004. Her thesis examined dynamic correlation models in financial applications. She also holds an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick and a BA in Economics from the Athens University of Economics & Business. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the University of Peloponnese (Department of Economics).

Her research interests include financial econometrics, risk management and international financial markets. She has published 7 articles in refereed journals, 5 are ABS 3* Journals (International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Financial Econometrics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money) and two are ABS 2* Journal (Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Alternative Investments).

Her research has been cited more than 60 times in papers published in journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Management Science, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Review of Derivatives Research, Applied Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money.

She has taught several postgraduate courses including Advanced Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Financial Institutions and undergraduate courses including Statistics, Financial Derivatives and Quantitative Methods in Business Economics & Finance.

Thomakos Dimitrios

Professor Dimitrios D. Thomakos PhD (Columbia) holds the Chair in Applied Econometrics and is currently the Head of the Department of Economics in the University of Peloponnese as well as a Senior Fellow and Member of the Scientific Committee, Research Center for Economic Analysis, Canada (formerly, Rimini Center for Economic Analysis, Italy). Before returning to his native Greece, Dimitrios was an Assistant Professor in Florida International University. He is the co-founder of Quantf.com.

Tsoumas Christos

Christos (Chris) Tsoumas is Assistant Professor in Financial Management at the School of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Physics and a M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; and a M.Sc. in Banking and Financial Management and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus.

He has worked as research and teaching assistant at the Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus for 2001-2007 and as a post-doc researcher at the same department for 2007-2008. He has taught for 5 years as an adjunct professor at the Department of Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business; and at the School of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University.

His research interests lie in the field of Financial Management and Economics, Economics of Banking, Empirical Economics and Econometric Methods and Applications. He has published several papers in journals, such as Management Science, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Financial Economics, Review of International Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Policy etc.

Vortelinos Dimitrios

Dr Dimitrios Vortelinos obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Peloponnese (Department of Economics) in 2009. He holds MSc Business Economics from the City University London, UK and BA Business Management from the University of Patras. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Lincoln (UK) and Fellow at the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (Italy). Also, he was Adjunct Lecturer in Finance at the University of Aegean (2009-2011), the Technological Educational Institute of Patras (2010-2011) and the University of Patras (2010-2011).

His papers have appeared in various academic journals, including Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Review of Economics & Finance, Economic Modelling, Applied Financial Economics, Research in International Business & Finance, Review of Financial Economics and Annals of Economics and Finance. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Computational Economics & Econometrics, and Theoretical Economics Letters, among others.

He has taught under graduate modules including: Analysis of Business Data, Finance, Management Finance, Financial Markets, and Financial Management; as well as post graduate modules, including: Managerial Finance (MBA), Corporate Finance (MBA), Finance & Accounting (MSc International Business), and Quantitative Methods for Finance I and II (MSc Finance). He has already supervised more than forty dissertations. Also, he is Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) (UK), as well as member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (UK).

He is member of several professional bodies in Accounting, Economics and Finance. He is also a certified member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).

Vrontos Spyridon

Spyridon is currently Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex.  Spyridon was the recipient of the Charles A. Hachemeister Prize of Casualty Actuarial Society and part of his research has been funded by the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies and some of the largest Hellenic Insurance Companies.  Spyridon’s research on Asset Liability Management in a Time Varying Volatility Environment, was funded based on the Research Grant Competition from Society of Actuaries, The Actuarial Foundation and CKER.
His principal research is concerned with actuarial mathematics and actuarial modelling, design of optimal bonus – malus systems, asset - liability management for pension funds, performance measurement for pension funds, hedge funds and mutual Funds, predictability of financial time series, risk management and solvency and risk theory.
His publications have appeared in internationally recognised academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Asset Management, Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, ASTIN Bulletin and Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry.
Spyridon’s consulting work include Asset Liability Management for Pension Funds, Valuation and Funding of Pension Funds, Valuation and Funding of Employee Benefits based on International Accounting Standards, Ratemaking and Bonus Malus Systems. He received his PhD degree from Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, in 2005.

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