A love-hate relationship: Asset Managers and Risk

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A pure mathematician’s approach to risk management in the asset management industry.

“Risk Management doesn’t work very well within the asset management industry. Even the concept of managing risk is very elusive.”

Luis Seco

About Luis

Luis Seco is a co-founder and the President and CEO of Sigma Analysis & Management. He started his career in financial risk management in 1996, while a Professor at the University of Toronto, creating the RiskLab, a research center that serviced the financial sector in Toronto in the area of risk management. Sigma started in 1999 as a spin-off of research activity at the RiskLab. He is currently the Director of the Mathematical Finance Program at the University of Toronto, and the CEO of the GGSJ Centre of Digital Management and Technology Innovation, an institution to leverage the international University network to assist students and companies to manage talent and further innovation.

Prof. Seco holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and he was the Bateman Instructor at the California Institute of Technology. He has authored numerous papers in financial risk management, investments and market models, has won a number of research awards and is an active participant in professional organizations, including AIMA and PRMIA.

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