Dr. Mikael Bergbrant is an Assistant Professor in the department of Economics and Finance at St. Johns University. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and is a CFA charter holder.
His research interests are in the areas of international finance and risk management. He has accepted/published articles in several influential journals such as the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Financial Management, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Dr. Bergbrant strongly believes in the value of presenting his own, and discussing others, research and he often participates in academic conferences.
Professor Hunter is the Serge Bonanni Professor of International Finance at the University of South Florida (USF). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (UK), where he was a Commonwealth Scholar, an MA from the University of Florida, and a BSc from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Prior to joining USF in 2001, he was employed at Bentley University and the University of the West Indies. In addition, he has taught courses for different institutions in England and Singapore.
His research, which focuses on international finance, investments, and empirical asset pricing, has been published in several top academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Business, and Financial Management. In addition, his research has won the Goldman Sachs Quant Award for research in Investments at the Western Finance Association conference, has been a semi-finalist for best paper awards at several academic conferences, and has been among the top 10 most frequently downloaded papers in different subfields at the Social Sciences Research Network. He has made presentations at various national and international meetings, central bank workshop, and university seminars, has reviewed articles for several peer-reviewed journals and applications to international grant funding agencies, assessed applications for tenure and promotion at different U.S. universities, and is an Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Finance & Accounting. He is also actively community engaged, providing consultancy and advisory services to several entities in the United States and the Caribbean.
Oleg Shibanov is currently the Senior Lecturer and academic director of the M.A./M.Sc. applied finance programs at the New Economic School, Russia. He is also the director of the Centre for Research in Financial technologies and digital economy SKOLKOVO-NES. He holds a Ph.D.in Finance from the London Business School and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Moscow State University.
Oleg’s research interests include mutual funds and ETFs, macroeconomics and financial markets. He actively comments on Russian macroeconomics in media, including top Russian TV and newspapers, as well as in BBC, Forbes and DW.
(Last updated May 2020)