Robert Kosowski is Head of the Department of Finance and Professor of Finance at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University. Robert is on the editorial board of the Journal of Systematic Investing. Link to CV.

Robert Kosowski’s research interests include asset management, risk management, machine learning, hedge funds, mutual funds, performance measurement, business cycles, derivative trading strategies and economic forecasting.

Robert provides an overview of his research during the first 20 years of his scientific career in his 2021 inaugural lecture.

Robert’s research has been featured in The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal and was awarded the European Finance Association 2007 Best Paper Award, four INQUIRE best paper awards, and the British Academy’s mid-career fellowship (2011-2012). Robert’s research has been published in top peer-reviewed finance journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.

Robert’s book Principles of Financial Engineering (co-authored with Salih Neftci) was published in 2014.

Robert holds a BA (First Class Honours) and MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a MSc in Economics and PhD from the London School of Economics.

Robert has consulted for private and public sector organizations in the areas of asset and risk management. From 2017 until 2021 he was Head of Quantitative Research (part-time) at Unigestion. Prior to his academic career, Robert worked for Goldman Sachs, the Boston Consulting Group and Deutsche Bank. His policy related advisory work includes: Specialist Adviser to UK House of Lords (2009-2010), Expert Technical Consultant (International Monetary Fund, 2008, 2016).