Edward I. Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the Director of Research in Credit and Debt Markets at the NYU Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions. Prior to serving in his present position, Professor Altman chaired the Stern School's MBA Program for 12 years.
Dr. Altman was named to the Max L. Heine endowed professorship at Stern in 1988 and his Emeritus status in September 2015.
Dr. Altman was born and raised in New York City and attended N.Y.C. public schools and the City College of New York, graduating with a BA degree in Economics in 1963. He then
went on to pursue a MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA’s School of Business, receiving the Doctorate in 1967, the same year he married his wife, Elaine Karalus. In 1973, their son, Gregory, was born in Paris, France, where Professor Altman was serving as a Visiting Professor of Finance at Hautes Etudes Commerciales from 1971-early 1973. Dr. Altman returned to France in 1976 and taught a Ph.D. seminar at the University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX). Subsequent to his French University experiences, he has been a Visiting Professor in Rio de Janeiro (PUC),
Madrid (CEMFI), Naples (Partenope), Sydney (UNSW, Macquar... more


Enrico Biffis is Associate Professor of Actuarial Finance. His main research interests lie in the areas of insurance and risk management, with a focus on asset-liability management, valuation of insurance liabilities, and optimal design of risk transfers for catastrophe exposures and long term risks. Prior to joining Imperial College in October 2007, Enrico held positions at Bocconi University, Association of British Insurers, and Cass Business School. Enrico holds a Laurea degree in Statistics (Trieste), an MSc in Actuarial Management (Cass), and a PhD in Mathematics for Economic Decisions (Trieste).


Damiano Brigo is Chair of Mathematical Finance (MF) and Stochastic Analysis and co-Head of the MF group at Imperial College London. Damiano's previous roles include Gilbart Professor and Head of Group at King's College London, Director of the Capco Institute, Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Innovation in Fitch Ratings, Head of Credit Models in Banca IMI, Fixed Income Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, and Quantitative Analyst at Banca Intesa.
Damiano worked on quantitative analysis of counterparty risk, interest rates-, FX-, credit- and equity- derivatives, risk management and structured products, and funding costs and collateral modelling.
Damiano published 80+ works in top journals for Mathematical Finance, Systems Theory, Probability and Statistics, and books for Springer and Wiley that became field references in stochastic interest rate and credit modeling. Damiano is Managing Editor of the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, he is in the board of Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems, Credit Review, Applied Mathematical Finance, and has been the most cited author in Risk Magazine in 2006, 2010 and 2012. His current interests include valuation, risk measurement, funding liquidity, counterparty risk, stochasti... more

Del Punta

Mr. Stefano Del Punta (Rome, 1960) Chief Financial Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo, appointed to the post in May 2013. Graduated in Economics at the University of Rome. Since 1988 he worked for IMI S.p.A within the Finance and Investment Division. In 1992 he was transferred to London at IMI Securities Ltd and at the end of the same year he became General Manager of IMI-CPR in Paris. In 1994 Mr. Del Punta was appointed Responsible for Risk Control and Planning at IMI Bank Luxembourg. In 1995 he became Managing Director of Mabon Securities (IMI Group) in New York. In 1997 he was appointed General Manager of Turis A.G. (IMI Group). In April 1998 he went back to the IMI headquarter in Rome as Responsible of the International Loans Department. After the merger with Sanpaolo Bank, he was appointed Head of the International Corporate and Structured Finance Division. After a short period at Banco di Napoli as Head of Planning & Control, Mr. Del Punta became Head of Group Finance of Sanpaolo IMI in April 2002. In 2007, after the merger with Banca Intesa, he became Treasurer of Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. In addition, he is also Member of the Board of Directors of MTS S.p.A, of the Board of Banca IMI S.p.A in Milan and of Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi.


Antonio Guglielmi is Managing Director Head of Mediobanca Research, EU banks strategy, Italian and French banks coverage and macro Number 1 EU banks analyst and top 20 worldwide by Bloomberg for stock picking and accuracy of recommendations 18 years experience at Salmon Smith Barney (1997-2000), Merrill Lynch (2000-2010) and Mediobanca (since 2010)