The 8th Annual Conference

Big Data Finance 2020


Thursday, JUNE 4, 2020

AI - Blockchain - Connectivity - Data - Executive Perspective

Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance at University of Sussex

Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander is an expert in FinTech, data analysis, blockchains, crypto asset and derivatives markets, pricing and hedging financial instruments, volatility analysis, investment strategy, market risk analysis and portfolio management. She has had a dual career in both industry and as an academic, and is currently Professor of Finance at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor at Peking University Business School. She has also edited the Journal of Banking and Finance since 2013. Throughout her corporate and academic careers Carol has designed and implemented mathematical models for pricing, trading, hedging and risk assessment for a wide range of asset management, stock exchange and banking clients. These include Credit Agricole, Flemings, Hill Samuel, the Shell Pension Fund, Tindeco Asset Management, Pennoyer Capital Management, Equitable House Investments, Alpha Strategies, the New York Stock Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange. Carol is the author of the best-selling textbook “Market Models” and of the four-volume textbook series Market Risk Analysis. Her latest textbook “Corruption and Fraud in Financial Markets”, edited with Douglas Cumming. All these books are published by Wiley. She has also edited many other books – for these and her academic and indisutry paper publications, see or her University of Sussex profile pages. Carol has held corporate roles as a Director and Head of Market Risk Modelling for Nikko Securities; as a Director at Algorithmics Inc., the Toronto-based firm which provided risk modelling software to financial institutions and banks globally; and as a Bond Analyst for Phillips & Drew. She holds a BSc in Mathematics with Experimental Psychology (First Class) and a PhD in Algebraic Number Theory from the University of Sussex, and an MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.