Professor Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance at the University of Sussex
Co-Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance

Carol has been back at Sussex since 2012.  She was appointed the John von Neumann Chair at TU Munich for the year 2018 and in January 2019 she became visiting professor at the Oxford campus of Peking University Business School.

From 1985 – 1998 Carol was lecturer in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Sussex. From 1999 – 2012 she was Chair of Risk Management at the ICMA Centre in the Henley Business School at Reading. From 2010 – 2012 Carol was Chair of the Board of PRMIA (Professional Risk Manager’s International Association). From 1995 – 2004 she worked half-time as an academic and half-time in the finance industry.

Carol has held the following positions in financial institutions: Fixed Income Trader at UBS/Phillips and Drew (UK); Academic Director of Algorithmics (Canada); Director of Nikko Global Holdings and Head of Market Risk Modeling (UK); Risk Research Advisor, SAS (USA). She also acts as an expert witness and consultant in financial modelling.

She publishes widely on a broad range of topics, including: volatility theory; option pricing and hedging; trading volatility; hedging with futures; alternative investments; random orthogonal matrix simulation; game theory and real options. She has written and edited numerous books in mathematics and finance and published extensively in top-ranked international journals.  Her four-volume textbook on Market Risk Analysis (Wileys, 2008) is the definitive guide to the subject. Her latest interests focus on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and her forthcoming book (with Douglas Cumming, FAU) is another Wiley text on Corruption and Fraud in Financial Markets.