The EDHEC PhD in Finance graduates its second class of doctoral students

Written on 28 March 2014.


A truly unique programme, the EDHEC PhD in Finance caters to finance practitioners looking to acquire new expertise and cutting-edge analytical techniques. Nine graduates - 3 women and 6 men - received their diplomas March 24 during a ceremony on the London campus of the EDHEC Business School.

Launched jointly in 2008 by EDHEC and the EDHEC-Risk Institute, the programme's goal is to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to become autonomous researchers. This rigorous programme offers both a residential track for high-potential graduate students who will hold part-time research or teaching positions at EDHEC Business School, and an executive track for high-level practitioners in full-time jobs.

This year's commencement speaker was Mr Tomas Franzén, Chief Investment Strategist of the second Swedish pension buffer fund, and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the EDHEC-Risk Institute. Also present were René Garcia, EDHEC Dean of Graduate Studies and PhD Programme Academic Director; and Frédéric Ducoulombier, Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute-Asia and EDHEC Risk-Institute Director of Executive Education.

“At EDHEC, we consider that academic research has a vital role to play in promoting innovation and raising professional standards,” said Dean Garcia. “The PhD in Finance programme is the culmination of EDHEC Business School’s ambition to put research-based excellence at the centre of professional development.”

We congratulate the following EDHEC PhD in Finance graduates: 

  • Ms Cybele Almeida, PhD (2013), Quantitative Analyst, UBS Wealth Management (Switzerland)
  • Mr Carlos Heitor Campani, PhD (2013), Visiting Scholar, Princeton University and Professor of Finance, Coppead Graduate School of Business, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Mr Neo Teng Hwee, PhD (2013), Head of Portfolio Management Asia, Julius Baer (Singapore)
  • Mr Andrea Tarelli, PhD (2013), Senior Research Engineer, EDHEC-Risk Institute, EDHEC Business School (France)
  • Mr Kim Seong-Han, PhD (2014), Chief Executive Officer, Singularion Asset Management (United Kingdom)
  • Ms Lee Su Fen, PhD (2014), Senior Economist, Monetary Authority of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Mr Samuel Sender, PhD (2014), Researcher and Faculty Member, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
  • Ms Michelle Sisto, PhD (2014), Visiting Professor of Statistics, EDHEC MBA, EDHEC Business School (France/Monaco)
  • Mr Rehan A. Syed, PhD (2014), Chief Investment Officer, minMax Asset Advisors (United States)


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