Expertise: Asset Management & Empirical Asset Pricing, Climate Finance & ESG, Commodities, Financial Derivatives
Email address: gskiado (at) unipi (dot) gr , g (dot) skiadopoulos (at) qmul (dot) ac (dot) uk
George Skiadopoulos is a Professor of Finance at the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus and at the School of Economics and Finance of Queen Mary University of London. He is the co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation (IFFR), and an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Bayes Business School, City University of London. He is a member of the Group of Economic Advisers to the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), the supra-national supervisor of European financial markets.
His research interests and professional expertise lie in the fields of asset management & asset pricing, climate finance & ESG, commodities and financial derivatives. He has published in leading academic journals, including Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Markets. He serves in the editorial boards of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Commodity Markets, Journal of Derivatives and Multinational Finance Journal.
He is a speaker in international conferences and seminars for academics and practitioners, and he provides executive training courses. He has acted as a consultant to a number of financial institutions. In the past, he had been employed as a Research Fellow at the Financial Options Research Centre at Warwick Business School, and at the R&D Group of the Athens Derivatives Exchange. He has also served in the Academic Advisory Board of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA).
He has been awarded research grants by institutions including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Foundation Group, the J.P. Morgan Research Centre in Commodities at University of Denver Colorado, the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, the Athens Derivatives Exchange, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. His work has been featured in Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog, CFO Magazine, Economonitor, Forbes, Global Investor, Kathimerini, Market Watch, Seeking Alpha, The Verdict, Traders Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, as well as in CFA, Citigroup, and Global Commodities Applied Research Digest Volumes.
His research has been impactful. His current paper on dissecting climate risks (with R. Faccini and R. Matin) has been cited in the OECD report on Climate-resilient Finance and Investment (to be released as OECD Policy Perspectives) and it was presented to policy makers, supervisors and regulators, including the EU40 and the European Parliament's STOA Panel, EBA, EIOPA, ESMA and CONSOB. His publication on the diversification benefits of investments in commodites (with C. Daskalaki, 2011) was in the Top 25 most cited papers in the Journal of Banking and Finance for January 2010 – April 2015. His published paper on the effect of commodity margins to financial stability (with C. Daskalaki, 2016) has been cited in the OneChicago Response to the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity and Futures Trading Commission proposed rule for customer margin rules. His paper on measuring the impact of market frictions on stock returns (with K.. Hiraki) received the 2018 best paper award from the German Finance Association and was included in the list of papers with Impactful Research using WRDS .
Professor Skiadopoulos holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Warwick, an M.Sc. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics, and a Ptychion (ranked first in his graduating class) in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
To find out more, in this podcast (March 2021) George discusses his journey into academia but also his current research and its relevance for the industry.