10th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society
Rama Cont is Chair of Mathematical Finance at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford- Imperial Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Random Systems. Rama Cont's research focuses on stochastic analysis, stochastic processes and mathematical modeling in finance, in particular the modeling of extreme market risks and systemic risk. He has co-authored more than 70 research publications, including the widely cited monograph Financial Modelling with Jump Processes (2003). From 2014 to 2018, he served as founding director of the CFM-Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance. Prof. Cont was awarded the Louis Bachelier Prize by the French Academy of Sciences in 2010 for his research on mathematical modeling in finance and the Royal Society Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research in 2017. He was elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2017 for his 'contributions to stochastic analysis and mathematical modeling in finance.'
Luigi Guiso is Axa Professor of Household Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Monetary, Banking and Financial Studies in Rome. He has been listed in the 2016 "World's most influential scientific minds" list compiled by Reuters. His path-breaking work has been published in the best international journals and recognized with international prizes such as the 2009 Smith Breeden Prize award for the paper “Trusting the Stock Market" (with Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales) and the 2015 Spangler-IQAM Prize for the best investment paper in the Review of Finance. He has directed the CEPR Finance Programme and is a CEPR Research Fellow.
Henri Servaes is the Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at the London Business School, UK. Professor Servaes is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. His areas of interest include corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and mutual funds. He has published articles in all the leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has won prizes for several of his articles, including the Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper and the Journal of Finance Distinguished Paper Brattle Prize. He has had previous appointments at the University of Chicago, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Servaes has been involved in consulting and executive education for Anglo American, Barclays, Bertelsmann, BG Group, Continental, Deutsche Bank, E ON, The Financial Times (Lex Team), Freshfields, Mars, PwC, and Suez, among others.