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At London Financial Studies we are able to attract prominent practitioners and academics all of whom have a clear and thorough grasp of their subjects and wide practical experience. They are all expert communicators with the ability to impart their knowledge in a clear and engaging way.

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Simon Acomb

Teaches: Volatility: Trading and Managing Risk (London)
Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (London)
Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (New York)
Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (Singapore)
Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (Sydney)
Implementing Fundamental Quantitative Techniques (London)

Dr Simon Acomb has over 20 years of experience in quantitative finance. He started his career in finance at Barclays deZoete Wedd in 1992 in the Equities Derivatives Group and progressed to run the quantitative research team.

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William Allen

William Blair Santos Allen has over 35 years working in financial markets. Mr Allen is leading senior training consultant in the global financial arena. He has trained and consulted for most large financial institutions and many large corporates and investors in major markets around the world.

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Werner De Bondt

Dr Werner F.M. De Bondt is director of the Richard H. Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance at De Paul University in Chicago and one of the founders of the field of behavioral finance. Between 1992 and 2003, he was the Frank Graner Professor of Investment Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Seppe vanden Broucke

Dr Seppe vanden Broucke currently works as an assistant professor at the department of Decision Sciences and Information Management at KU Leuven. His research interests include business data mining and analytics, machine learning, profit driven analytics, fraud analytics, process management and process mining.

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Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown is one of LFS’s most experienced lecturers. Formally with Bank of America she spent ten years as a derivatives trader and client advisor and has subsequently had extensive experience of teaching at a senior level in the areas of fixed income derivatives, interest rate risk management and foreign exchange.

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Alberto Cherubini

Teaches: Correlation Trading and Risk Management (London)

Dr Alberto Cherubini was Head of Equity Derivatives Exotic Trading at Citigroup, London, and as such he is among the handful of people across the globe with the unique experience of running a wholesale structured book during the severe market crisis of 2008.

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David Cox

Teaches: Inflation Derivatives and Index-Linked Bonds (London)
Interest Rate Derivatives 2: Structured Products (London)

Dr David Cox has wide practical experience of the financial markets and an international reputation as a teacher of high-level short courses.  His career includes ten years in banking, primarily with Bank of America Capital Markets.

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Dan Crisan

Teaches: Intermediate Mathematics: Understanding Stochastic Calculus (London)

Dan Crisan is a Professor in Mathematics at Imperial College London. His expertise is in the area of Stochastic Analysis with applications in Engineering and Finance. He has published over 30 articles in journals world-wide and his current research involves developing high-order numerical algorithms for solving stochastic and deterministic partial differential equations, approximating schemes for backward stochastic differential equations and particle methods for nonlinear filtering.

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Zareer Dadachanji

Teaches: Managing FX Risk Using Derivatives (London)

Dr Zareer Dadachanji is a quantitative analysis consultant with nearly 2 decades of corporate experience, mostly in financial quantitative modelling across a range of asset classes. He spent 13 years working as a front-office quant at banks and hedge funds, including NatWest/RBS, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered Bank, where until recently he held the position of Global Head of FX Quants.

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Richard Fedrick

Teaches: Interest Rate Derivatives 1: Hedging and Managing Risk (London)
Interest Rate Derivatives 1: Hedging and Managing Risk (New York)

Richard Fedrick delivers training programmes globally in all areas of finance with a particular emphasis on interest rates and FX, derivatives in general and exotics in particular, structured products and risk management.

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Helyette Geman

Teaches: Commodity Markets and Structured Commodity Finance (London)

Dr Helyette Geman is the Director of the Commodity Finance Centre at the University of London and Johns Hopkins University. She is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure in Mathematics, holds a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics, a PhD in Probability from the University Pierre et Marie Curie and a PhD in Finance from the University Pantheon Sorbonne.

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Jon Gregory

Teaches: The xVA Challenge: Counterparty Risk, Collateral, Funding, Capital, Initial Margin and Central Clearing (London)
The xVA Challenge: Counterparty Risk, Collateral, Funding, Capital, Initial Margin and Central Clearing (Singapore)
The xVA Challenge: Counterparty Risk, Collateral, Funding and Capital (Frankfurt)
The xVA Challenge: Counterparty Risk, Collateral, Funding, Capital, Initial Margin, and Central Clearing (New York)
Bilateral Margin Requirements and SIMM - The Impact of Mandatory Margining and Central Clearing (New York)
Bilateral Margin Requirements and SIMM - The Impact of Mandatory Margining and Central Clearing (London)
The xVA Challenge: Counterparty Risk, Collateral, Funding, Capital, Initial Margin and Central Clearing (Sydney)

Dr Jon Gregory is an independent expert specializing in counterparty risk and xVA related projects. He has worked on many aspects of credit risk in his career, being previously with Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and Citigroup.

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Marc Henrard

Teaches: Interest Rate Modelling in the Multi-curve Framework: Collateral and Regulatory Requirements (London)
Interest Rate Modeling in the Multi-curve Framework: Collateral and Regulatory Requirements (New York)

Dr Marc Henrard is an independent expert specializing in interest rate modelling and risk management, and a visiting professor at University College London. Over the last 20 years, Marc has worked in various areas of quantitative finance.

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Andre Horovitz

Andre Horovitz is the Founder of Financial Risk Fitness and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr Horovitz started his banking career at Lehman Brothers, where he was responsible for pricing, developing hedging strategies and marketing exotic interest rate derivatives.

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Clive Lang

Clive Lang has over 30 years' experience working in the financial sector, specializing in applying quantitative methods to investment and risk management, and now uses that experience to train professionals in the financial industry and as a university visiting lecturer.

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Peter Leoni

Teaches: Option Hedging Simulation (London)

Dr Peter Leoni graduated with a PhD in mathematical physics and started his professional career in Belgium, where he worked for KBC Asset Management as a risk manager modelling equity and interest rate derivatives.

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Roy Ling

Teaches: M&A Corporate Finance (Singapore)

Professor Roy Ling is a Managing Director at RL Capital Management and has over 20 years of experience in investment banking. He concurrently serves as a Board Director of several listed companies and non-profit organizations across Asia, and as an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the EDHEC Business School.

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Massimo Morini

Teaches: Blockchain for Financial Markets: Technology and Business Applications (London)
XVA Modelling and Computation (London)
Blockchain for Financial Markets: Technology and Business Applications (Singapore)
BGM Models and Advances: Basis, CSA, Credit & Funding (London)

Dr Massimo Morini is currently Head of Interest Rates, Credit and Inflation Models at Banca IMI Intesa San Paolo (where he is also responsible for coordinating Model Research). Dr Morini is a Professor of fixed income at Bocconi University and was Research Fellow at Cass Business School of London City University.

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Ser-Huang Poon

Prof. Ser-Huang Poon is a Professor of Finance at Manchester Business School and has held several visiting appointments at universities in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore. She is internationally renowned for her volatility research.

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Juan Ramirez

Teaches: Accounting for Derivatives in Practice under IFRS9 (Singapore)
Accounting for Derivatives in Practice under IFRS9 (London)
Implementing a Robust ICAAP Framework (London)

Juan Ramirez is a senior professional at one of the big 4 auditing firms, providing accounting advice on specific complex financial instruments and transactions, primarily related to (de)recognition, consolidation and hedging.

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Wim Schoutens

Teaches: Equity Structured Products: Design, Pricing and Implementation (London)

Prof Wim Schoutens is Research Professor in financial engineering in the Department of Mathematics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has extensive practical experience of model implementation and is well known for his consulting work in the banking industry.

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Tony Sims

Tony Sims has wide experience of teaching mathematical methods to students at all levels. He is MBA Course Director at Kingston University Business School and has been involved in delivering both short course and management development programmes for over 20 years.

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Jan De Spiegeleer

Teaches: Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance (New York)
Convertible Bonds: Issuing, Pricing and Investing (London)
Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance (Sydney)
Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance (Singapore)
Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance (London)

Dr Jan De Spiegeleer is a co-Founder of RiskConcile a risk management advisory firm based in Lausanne. From 2007 till 2015 he was the head of risk management at Jabre Capital Partners, a Geneva-based hedge fund.

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Andreas Steiner

Teaches: Modern Asset Allocation & Portfolio Construction (Singapore)
Factor Modelling for Investment Management (Singapore)
Modern Asset Allocation & Portfolio Construction (New York)
Factor Modeling for Investment Management (New York)
Modern Asset Allocation & Portfolio Construction (London)
Factor Modelling for Investment Management (London)

Andreas Steiner is an independent consultant with over 15 years of practical experience in investment management. He focuses on investment process with related projects ranging from risk management to portfolio construction.

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Rupesh Tailor

Teaches: Advanced Bank Liquidity Management - Stress-Testing, Contingency Planning and FTP (Singapore)
Fixed Income Attribution (Singapore)
Advanced Bank Liquidity Management - Stress-Testing, Contingency Planning and FTP (London)
Fixed Income Attribution (London)
Advanced Bank Liquidity Management - Stress-Testing, Contingency Planning, and FTP (New York)
Strategic Asset-Liability Management for Financial Institutions (New York)
Bank Stress Testing (London)
Strategic Asset-Liability Management for Financial Institutions (London)
Strategic Asset-Liability Management for Financial Institutions (Singapore)
Bank Stress Testing (Singapore)

Rupesh Tailor is a banking sector specialist with over fourteen years’ experience, having worked for sell-side and buy-side financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, Auriga Investors and Morgan Stanley.

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Jamie Walton

Teaches: Electronic Trading and Algorithmic Execution (Singapore)
Electronic Trading and Algorithmic Execution (London)
Electronic Trading and Algorithmic Execution (New York)

Dr Jamie Walton has over 18 years of experience as a quant in financial markets. For the last 10 years, he was the head FX quant at Morgan Stanley, where he built the team of FX electronic trading quants.

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Uwe Wystup

Teaches: FX Exotic Options (Singapore)
FX Exotic Options (London)

Professor Uwe Wystup is an extremely experienced practitioner in the field of foreign exchange options, a senior academic and a highly engaging teacher. He has twenty years of financial markets experience as a consultant, financial engineer, trader and structurer at Citibank, UBS, Sal.

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