Our team is formed by academic and industrial sector professionals
University of Toronto
University of Zurich
Program Director, MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance
University of Waterloo
Quantitative Finance Program Director
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, BME Institute, Madrid
Director, Executive Master in Financial Risk
Technical University of Munich
Head of the Chair Mathematical Finance
bank of nova Scotia
Group Head, Tech & Ops
bank of montreal
VP, Cross Business Risk
Alejandro de los santos
banco de Mexico
Director of Cybersecurity
Business Relationship Manager
VP Information Security
Head of Market Risk
maria eugenia palomera
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
pictet Asset Management
Mr. Naveen Kalia is a senior Consultantat the TD Bank, Toronto. He has lectured at New York University and has an ample experience in the areas of trading, banking and finance, having worked at the Citadel Investment Group in New York, at Deutsche Bank in Singapore and London, at Bank of America, Singapore where he was an Oil Products trader, and Goldman Sachs, Toronto. He is a graduate of the Masters in Mathematical Finance at the University of Toronto and holds a CFA. He is a fan of Boxing, Brazilian Ju- Jitsu, Cycling, Snooker, Swimming, Basketball, Softball, Skiing and Traveling.
Alik combines a pragmatic approach to data science with deep industry and domain knowledge, statistical rigour and innovate machine learning tools to connect and unlock value in structured and unstructured data.
Alik has applied machine learning across a wide range of business problems, including customer acquisition and retention, segmentation, fraud, pricing and risk, productivity optimization, and in helping structure text data such as social media, customer complaints, and claims notes. Alik is currently working in the venture capital space and has previously spent 6 years building algorithms and leading machine learning and product development initiatives in Deloitte Canada’s
AI Practice. Alik also holds a HBSc degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. He has also completed his CFA designation. Alik is also currently teaching a Machine Learning course at the Master’s of Mathematical Finance program at the University of Toronto, as well as teaching, participating in workshops and speaking on machine learning and its FSI applications globally. Alik also heads up the ma- chine learning-driven research projects at RiskLab as a director of machine learning, which research focusing on applications of modern deep learning to classical and novel quantitative finance problems.
Maria is the Managing Director for Training and Inter- national Relations at Risklab at the University of Toronto. Maria holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Toronto. She has done numerous research projects wi- thin the Risklab environment and with Ryerson Universi- ty. Her strengths are in the areas of Applied Mathematics with special focus in Risk Management.
Lexuri Fernández is an instructor at the Chair of Mathematical Finance of the Technical University of Munich, Germany, She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country in Spain.
Xandra is currently Lecturer for Operations Research at the Department of Busi- ness Administration, University of Zurich.
She is a fully qualified Actuary of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (SAA), holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Finance, joint degree of University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Munich (Major / Minor: Financial Mathematics /Computer Sciences), and a Licence Diploma in Mathematics (Dipl. Math.), University of Bucharest.
Currrently she is acting Managing Director of the Blockchain Center of the University of Zurich and Chapter Managerr Regulatory Developments at the Swiss Risk Association.
Her professional interests are centered on Regulatory Capital and Supervisory Requirements for Banking and Insurance, with a focus on SST, S II, Basel III, Entreprise Risk Management, Financial Modelling, Insurance Pricing and Reserving, Operational Risk, Cyber Risk and GDPR, Blockchain, Di-gitalization / FinTech.
Xandra had earlier positions as Senior Actuarial Consultant at Zurich Insurance Group & AON (2016-2019), as Financial and Insurance Risk Management Specialist at FINMA (Financial Supervisory Authority of Switzerland) (2011-2016), and Pricing Actuary at Allianz Suisse and AXA Winterthur (2007-2011) and offered regular lectures at University of Zurich, ETH Zürich, ZHAW, University of Munich, University of Bucharest, etc.
Senior Risk Advisor, Ontario Financing Authority, Ministry of Finance
China Initiatives Lead