Álvaro Cartea is a Lecturer in Mathematical Finance in the Department of Mathematics, University of Oxford and an academic member of the Oxford-Man Institute. Before coming to Oxford Álvaro was a Reader in Mathematical Finance at University College London, Associate Professor of Finance at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid-Spain, and Lecturer (with tenure) in the School of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck-University of London. He was previously JP Morgan Lecturer in Financial Mathematics, Exeter College, University of Oxford. Álvaro obtained his Doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2003.