Dr. Svetlana Borovkova - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr Svetlana Borovkova is currently an Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she is the program director of the Quantitative Risk Management honours program. Dr Borovkova’s research ranges from commodity finance to exotic derivatives, news analytics and various aspects of financial risk. Dr Borovkova is an expert in news analytics for finance and a preferred consultant of Thomson Reuters. She is also a researcher at the Dutch Central Bank, where she is specializes in issues related to financial stability, systemic risk, financial networks and central clearing. She is a frequent invited speaker on international finance and energy conferences, such as Global Derivatives, Bachelier Congress for Mathematical Finance, Behavioral Finance and Sentiment Analysis. Previously she held positions in Delft University of Technology and in Shell Trading, London. She got her PhD in 1998 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Oregon State University, USA, for analysis of nonlinear and chaotic time series.
Dr Ray Donnelly - University College Cork
Dr Ray Donnelly graduated with an MSc (Finance) from Lancaster University and subsequently obtained his Doctorate at the University of Manchester. He is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at University College Cork. His research interests include the relationship between security prices and accounting information. He has also undertaken funded research and published in the areas of Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is currently working on research topics pertaining to fair value accounting. He has published in both Irish and international journals including Accounting and Business Research, ABACUS, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of International Business Studies, the European Management Journal, Corporate Governance an International Review and the British Accounting Review.
Luc Paugam, CFA -
Luc Paugam teaches Financial Accounting and Reporting in the MSc program. His research interests focus on financial reporting (recognition, valuation and disclosures) of intangible assets (goodwill, brands), business combinations and audit. His research encompasses non-additive valuation, the role played by financial reporting for M&A transactions in revision of market expectations and the impact of regulation on audit quality. He has written books and articles for various journals and editors: Finance, Contrôle, Stratégie and Economica. Luc received the M&A ARFA (Association of M&A managers) best dissertation award for his PhD research. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston. He is also a CFA Charterholder and an expert consultant in the field of valuation.