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Prof.

Markus Leippold


SFI Faculty Member (since October 2006)
University of Zurich

Markus.Leippold@sfi-research.ch
+41 44 634 50 69

Markus Leippold holds the Vontobel Chair of Financial Engineering at the University of Zurich and has been an SFI faculty member since October 2006. During his professorship term at Imperial College London, he was the director of the Center of Quantitative Finance. Throughout his career, Prof. Leippold has been involved in numerous projects with the Swiss banking industry. He is a founding partner of Lambda Capital, providing consultancy services in risk management, portfolio management, and asset pricing.

Research Interests

His main research interests lie in asset management, risk management, derivative pricing, and volatility modeling.

Recent Research

One of Prof. Leippold’s recent co-authored studies analyzes the impact of funding costs and margin
requirements on the price of options traded on

the Chicago Board Operations Exchange (CBOE). Funding costs (i.e. the spread between the borrowing and lending rates that investors face) and the recent increase in the amount of collateral option sellers are required to deposit have both had a positive, substantial and significant effect on increasing the price of options. These increases in option prices further translate into a skew and smile pattern for implied volatility curves.


Events


01.06.2016
SFI Breakfast Seminar with Prof. Riccardo Rebonato
Topic: Coherent Stress Testing – Should We Worry? What Should We Do?

01.06.2016
SFI Seminar (Afternoon) with UZH - Prof. Riccardo Rebonato
Topic: Coherent Stress Testing – What Bayesian Nets Can Offer

01.06.2016
SFI Signing Ceremony – Master in Wealth Management
Topic: "Swiss Financial Center: Challenges and Opportunities"

09.06.2016
SFI Frühstück Seminar mit Roland Dörig
Thema: Energie Infrastruktur - eine interessante Alternative Anlageklasse

15.06.2016
Lunch and Learn @ SFI
Informationevent in Zurich



More events


Press releases

17.05.2016
From the industry for the industry: Certification for Bank Client Advisors

03.03.2016
Finanzexperten treffen sich im Kanton Schwyz
Der Swiss Asset Management Day findet am 7. April zum fünften Mal im Kanton Schwyz statt. Thema: Die neuen Herausforderungen in der Vermögensverwaltung.

19.01.2016
Asset Management Study Switzerland by zeb und SFI. Asset Management in Switzerland faces huge challenges.

12.11.2015
Swiss Finance Institute has attributed its Outstanding Paper Award to “The Impact of Treasury Supply on Financial Sector Lending and Stability”, a research paper by Arvind Krishnamurthy of Stanford University and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen of the University of California Berkeley that studies how government debt crowds out financial sector short-term debt.
Press Release


19.06.2015
Swiss Finance Institute publishes the first comprehensive Swiss study on structured products. The most recent SFI White Paper sheds light on the performance, costs, and investments of structured products.
English version, German version, French version, Italian version

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SFI in the news

NZZ: «Strukturierte Produkte ein etablierter Portfolio-Baustein»
Article referring to structured products (19.05.2016)

20minuti: «All'USI per parlare di crescita economica cinese»
Article referring to SFI seminar with Prof. Fabrizio Zilibotti on China's economic growth (19.05.2016)

awp: «Drei Schweizer Bildungsinstitute lancieren Zertifizierung von Bankkundenberater»
Article referring to SFI's new launched Certification of Bank Client Advisors (17.05.2016)

finews: «Wo sind die Innovationen im Schweizer Asset Management?»
Article referring to the upcoming Roundtable Discussion on innovation in Asset Management (13.05.2016)

Paolo Vanini: «Diese Asset Manager werden erfolgreich sein»
Interview with Paolo Vanini on Change in Asset Management (09.03.2016)

EPFL: How Do ETFs Influence Financial Markets?
Articel referring to SFI Prof. Semyon Malamud's practitioner roundup. (04.03.2016)


L'Agefi: Comment la Chine pourrait éviter une crise financière
Article referring to the Evening Seminar with Prof. Darrell Duffie on China's Financial System

Schweizer Bank: Positive Asset Manager
Article referring to the most recent Asset Management Study Switzerland by zeb and SFI (19.02.2016)


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