George Skiadopoulos

University of Piraeus and Queen Mary, University of London

George Skiadopoulos is an Associate Professor in Financial Derivatives at the University of Piraeus in the Department of Banking and Financial Management and he is a Visiting Reader in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, University of London.  He is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Financial Options Research Centre (FORC) of Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, and an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University.

George holds a B.Sc. from the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (first class degree, ranked first in his graduating class), an M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick

His research interests lie in the areas of asset allocation, commodities, financial derivatives and their informational content, and risk management.  His work has been published in academic journals such as the Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, and the International Journal of Forecasting.  He serves in the editorial Boards of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and of the Journal of Derivatives.

Before joining academia, George worked in the R&D department of the Athens Derivatives Exchange.  He has also acted as a consultant to hedge funds and leading Greek financial institutions.  He has taught at a number of UK and Greek Universities and he has provided a number of executive training courses in Athens, London, and Barcelona.  He has also served in the Academic Advisory Board of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).

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