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PhD job market

Our PhD students have secured first placements in strategy, portfolio management and consulting as well as further research and teaching positions at prestigious universities.

We present our students that are entering the job market this year and share the first placements of our former research students.

Job market candidates 2021-22

  • Olusiji Sanya (international finance, time series econometrics), Chief Financial Officer at Tranzfar
  • Carolyn St Aubyn (household finance and credit card debt)


Congratulations to our students who have been placed as follows. We wish all our candidates the best of luck in their future careers.




  • Adiya Belgibayeva, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Xiaohong Chen, Assistant Professor at Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China
  • Richard Harrison, Bank of England
  • Christos Koutsoyannis, CEO and Founder: Atlas Ridge Capital
  • Zhongmin Luo, Senior Quant Risk Consultant at Barclays Investment Bank
  • Chrysanthi Rapti, Research Associate at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  • Paul Wohlfarth, Assistant Professor at Solbridge International School of Business, Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea




  • Vincenzo De Lipsis, Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
  • Tobias Grasl, Vice President, Project Execution at JP Morgan (Suisse)
  • Patrick O'Driscoll, Senior Programmer at the EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Education
  • Matthias Scheiber, Multi-Asset Fund Manager at Schroders
  • Andrea Nocera, Postdoctoral Research Associate at USC Dornsife INET, University of Southern California
  • Jorge Martin Ceron, Portfolio Manager - Co Head Financials Credit at Apollo Global Management


  • Marco Pelliccia, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Bangor University
  • Alexander Karalis-Isaacs, Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick
  • Emilio Pierro, Teaching Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Hernan Yellati, Head of Research & Strategy at Banc Trust & Co


  • Jennifer Brauner, Senior Associate at Deloitte
  • Oliwia Koslowska, appointed to the Model Validation Team at UBS Singapore
  • Lovjit Thukral, Quantitative Derivatives Strategist at Deutsche Bank
  • Vivek Prasad, Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton


  • Marián Vávra, Advisor to the Governor at the National Bank of Slovakia
  • Seth Sarfo, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Seong Hoon-Kim, Research Fellow at Korea Economic Research Institute


  • Will Smith, Client Advisor at Sungard
  • Karim Ait Chabane, Senior Economist at Vivid Economics Ltd
  • Marco Spaltro, Macro Strategist and Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management


  • Tat-Lung (Ron) Chan, University of East London
  • Giovanni Melina, Economist at the International Monetary Fund
  • Paola Paiardini, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Stefania Villa, Postdoctoral Researcher at K.U Leuven, Belgium


  • Luca Andriani, Lecturer in Economics, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Raphael Brun-Aguerre, Economist at JP Morgan
  • Elisa Cavatorta, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SOAS University of London
  • Ourania Dimakou, Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London
  • Benoit Guilleminot, Director of Innovation and Research at Riskelia
  • Dimitrios Karyampas, Senior Risk Modeller at Credit Suisse
  • Giuseppe Rose, Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Calabria, Italy
  • Yih-Fong Shih, Quantitative Analyst at UBS Investment Bank
  • Christian Spielmann, Teaching Fellow at University College London