Professor Nikolaos Tessaromatis named Director of the EDHEC PhD in Finance Programme

Written on 26 September 2019.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Nikolaos Tessaromatis has become the new director of  the EDHEC PhD in Finance programme. Nikolaos Tessaromatis’ combined academic and professional experiences fit well the Executive nature of the EDHEC doctoral programme.

    “I am delighted to be part of the team managing a very successful and unique PhD in Finance programme.  My role is to ensure that all PhD students get full support in the exciting but challenging journey of research, at an academically rigorous doctoral programme whose purpose is to enable participants to advance scientific knowledge and make an impact on business practices”, says Nikolaos Tessaromatis.

Prior to joining EDHEC Business School and the EDHEC Risk Institute as Professor of Finance, Professor Tessaromatis held several senior positions in asset management in London and Athens.  He was CEO and CIO of EDEKT Asset Management, Director of ATE Asset Management, Principal and Head of Research and Product Development at Gartmore Investment Management, Associate Director at Nat-West Investment Management, Director of NATWEST-ETBA Mutual Fund Company and Senior Quantitative Analyst at Hermes Investment Management. 

Professor Tessaromatis taught at Warwick Business School, ALBA Graduate Business School and the Yale School of Management-EDHEC-Risk Certificate in Risk and Investment Management. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors, School of Education of Employees at the Greek Ministry of the Economy and Chairman of the Committee for the creation of a new framework for managing public pension fund reserves, Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Security. He holds graduate degrees in Economics and Mathematics and Statistics, a Master’s degree in Finance and Investments and a PhD in Finance from Manchester Business School.

Former Director of the EDHEC doctoral programme, Professor Abraham Lioui recently stepped down to focus on his new role as Co-Director, EDHEC Scientific Beta Research Chair in Advanced Factor & ESG Investing. He continues to be an active core faculty member within the PhD in Finance programme, teaching the Discrete-time Financial Economics course and serving as dissertation advisor.

Nikolaos Tessaromatis will continue working with the programme academic director Professor Raman Uppal, the PhD team and faculty to further develop this unique and innovative programme offering courses at the cutting edge of financial research and industry relevance.

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