Advisory Board

The advisory board currently consists of the following members:

Carol Alexander (University of Sussex)

Prof. Alexander is a professor of Finance at the University of Sussex, Managing Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Honorary Professor at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania.  She holds degrees from the University of Sussex (BSc First Class, Mathematics with Experimental Psychology; PhD Algebraic Number Theory) and the London School of Economics (MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics). She conducts research in the area of volatility theory, option pricing and hedging, trading volatility, hedging with futures, alternative investments, random orthogonal matrix simulation, game theory and real options. 

Derek Bunn (London Business School)

Prof. Bunn is a professor of Decision Sciences at London Business School and Editor of the Journal of Forecasting and the Journal of Energy Markets. He received a PhD from London Business School and was subsequently elected CEGB Fellow in Engineering at Oxford University. Derek conducts research in the areas of forecasting, decision analysis, and energy economics. 

Jerôme Detemple (Boston University)

Prof. Detemple is a Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University and Editor of Mathematical Finance. He holds a PhD from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jerôme has published in leading academic journals as The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance, and Econometrica, among others.

Craig Pirrong (University of Texas at Houston)

Prof. Pirrong is a professor of Finance at Bauer College of BusiCraig Pirrong (University of Texas at Houston)ness, University of Houston, and Director of the Global Management Institute. He obtained a PhD from the University of Chicago. Craig’s research focuses on the economics of derivatives markets and risk management. 

Geert Rouwenhorst (Yale University)

Prof. Rouwenhorst is the Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor of Corporate Finance at Yale University and Deputy Director of the International Center for Finance. He holds a PhD from the University of Rochester. Geert conducts research in the areas of risk and return in international equity markets, commodity investment, and the history of financial innovation. 

Eduardo Schwartz (UCLA)

Prof. Schwartz is Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles, California Chair in Real Estate & Land Economics, and  Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as associate editor for more than a dozen of journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.  He holds a Ph.D. from University of British Columbia. Eduardo is considered one of the pioneers of commodity finance. He conducts research in the areas of energy and commodity markets, asset pricing, bond markets, fixed-income securities, future markets, mortgage-backed securities.

Duane Seppi (Carnegie Mellon University)

Prof. Seppi is the BNY Mellon Professor of Finance at Tepper School of Business (Carnegie Mellon University).  He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. Duane conducts research in the areas of energy and commodity markets, bond markets and asset pricing.

Wei Xiong (Princeton University)

Prof. Xiong is the Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Editor of the Journal of Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Duke University.  Wei’s research interests center on capital market imperfections and behavioral finance. He is currently focusing on financialization of commodity markets, belief distortions in the recent financial crisis, and China’s financial system.