Professor George Skiadopoulos

Professor George Skiadopoulos, IFFR Director, Queen Mary University of London and University of Piraeus

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, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He serves in the editorial boards of prestigious academic journals, he is a speaker at 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 on 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 Athens Derivatives Exchange, CFA Society Greece, the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. His work has been featured in Greek and international media outlets, including Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog, CFO Magazine, Forbes, Kathimerini, Market Watch, Seeking Alpha, The Verdict, Traders Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. His research has been impactful. His paper on dissecting climate risks (with R. Faccini and R. Matin) has been cited in the September 2022 Annual Report of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures of the Financial Stability Board and in the OECD report on Climate-resilient Finance and Investment (to be released as OECD Policy Perspectives) which form policy recommendations. It has also been 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 it has been 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..