Alexander Denev

Director – Head of Quantitative Research, IHS Markit

Mr. Alexander Denev heads the Quantitative Research team at IHS Markit engaged in new product development based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Mr. Denev has more than 15 years of experience in finance, financial modelling and machine learning and leads Quantitative Research at IHS Markit, where he created and maintains a center of excellence. He has written several papers and two books on topics ranging from stress testing and scenario analysis to asset allocation. He has provided thought leadership engagements for conferences, journals and global forums. Prior to joining Markit, now IHS Markit, he founded Global Graph Analytics - a company focused on dynamic scenario analysis. He also worked as a senior advisor to Risk Dynamics, an arm of McKinsey & Company. Previously he was director of risk models at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where his responsibilities included development of the stress testing methodologies and credit models, and a Fixed Income Structurer for a front office desk. He has also held roles at the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund and has participated in the engineering of both the European Financial Stability Facility and the European Stability Mechanism. Mr. Alexander Denev attained his Master of Science degree in Physics with a focus on Artificial Intelligence from the University of Rome, Italy, and he holds a degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Oxford, UK, where he continues as a visiting lecturer.
  • Banking
  • Financial/Asset Management
  • Analytical applications
  • Financial & Trading
  • Next-generation products
  • Technical research

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