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Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander

Visiting Professor Peking University HSBC Business School


Carol Alexander is an expert in risk management, blockchain finance, cryptocurrency markets, financial instruments, derivatives, investment strategy, and portfolio management.

She has had a dual career in both industries and as an academic and is currently a Professor of Finance at the University of Sussex. 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 four-volume textbook Market Risk Analysis (Wileys, 2008), a definitive guide to the subject.

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 modeling 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 Ph.D. 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.

Carol has a non-profit chairman and non-executive experience from the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association and can chair either Risk or Investment Committees.

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