Global Head, Data Analytics, Financial Risk Analytics, IHS Markit
Dr. Allan Cowan is global head of financial engineering for Financial Risk Analytics at IHS Markit.
As global head of Financial Engineering, Dr. Cowan is responsible for the R&D initiatives for the Financial Risk Analytics team. He oversees the research and development of the quantitative libraries and methodology used in the groups counterparty credit risk and xVA solutions. With over 13 years of experience, he is an expert in the field of derivatives valuations, regulatory risk and xVA management. Dr. Cowan joined Markit, now IHS Markit, through the 2011 acquisition of QuIC Financial Technology, where he held the role of senior financial engineer. He took on responsibility for the Financial Engineering team in October 2016. He attained a Ph.D. in physics from the University of British Columbia, Canada.