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Alexandre.Ziegler@sfi-research.ch

Alexandre Ziegler is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Zurich and has been an SFI faculty member since June 2006. He obtained his PhD in finance from the University of St. Gallen. His main research areas are asset pricing and corporate finance.

In ongoing research, Prof. Ziegler investigates the pricing of financial instruments whose payoff depends on the variability of stock or index returns, such as variance contracts and options. The popularity of these instruments has increased significantly in recent years, reflecting the rise of variance as an investable asset class in the marketplace. By decomposing stocks’ total variance into systematic and stock-specific components, Prof. Ziegler's research is able to show that different types of variance risk command very different prices on the market. His findings explain the differences between index and single stock option returns, the differences in returns across single stock options, and the profitability of a number of trading strategies involving options.

Prof. Ziegler is a regular speaker at leading academic conferences in finance and his papers have been published in top finance journals.






Event

16.04.2014
Lunch & Learn @ SFI
Informationsveranstaltung, Zurich

08.05.2014
SFI Banking Conference 2014
Thema: Bankdienstleistungen für Schweizer Firmen:
Bedürfnisse, Angebot und Trends

2.-3.06.2014
SFI Research Days 2014
Call for Papers available now!

15.05.2014
SFI Frühstückseminar mit Dr. Juerg Syz
Thema: Die grösste Völkerwanderung der Geschichte - was die Urbanisierung in Asien für den Immobilienmarkt bedeutet.

03.06.2014
SFI Frühstückseminar mit Martin Scholl
Thema: SFI Semianrreihe: Swiss Banking Transformation
Testimonials

17.06.2014
SFI Evening Seminar with Andrew W. Lo
Topic: Can financial engineering cure cancer? A new approach to funding biomedical innovation.

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Press releases

09.04.2014
Swiss Finance Institute publishes its first White Paper, "The Extra Cost of Swiss Banking Regulation," by Professor Jean-Charles Rochet
English version / German version


17.03.2014
IAZI AG und Swiss Finance Institute lancieren CAS in Real Estate Finance

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SFI in the news

Brazil Business Reports Ltd. Swiss Finance Institute: Delivering World-Class Research and Executive Education
Article about Swiss FInacne Institute (April 2014)

Le Temps: Le risque systémique baisse régulièrement dans la plupart des pays
Article by SFI Professors Eric Jondeau and Michael Rockinger (17.03.2014)

Schweizer Bank: Durchblick im Bildungswald
Article quoting SFI Head of Education Gabriela Maria Payer (01.03.2014)

Bilan: La neurofinance s'invite à l'Université
Article referring to SFI Senior Chair Olivier Scaillet and SFI Professor Michael Rockinger (19.02.2014)

Il Sole 24 Ore: Gli indici della paura diventao opportunita
Article referring to SFI Senior Chair Antonio Mele (15.02.2014)


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