Prof. Dr. Markus Leippold
Chair in Financial Engineering University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)
Markus Leippold is a professor at the University of Zurich, where he holds the Chair in Financial Engineering. Before joining the University of Zurich in 2009, Markus was an associate professor in quantitative finance at Imperial College Business School, London. In 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. Markus obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, in 1999, and after some years in the financial industry, he started as an assistant professor at the University of Zurich in 2002. Markus published in top academic journals like the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Annals of Statistics. His work was awarded best paper prizes from the European Management Association, Inquire Europe, RISK Magazine, and the German Finance Association. In 2019, Markus spent a research semester at Google, digging deeper into research on natural language processing and its application to finance. Since June 2022, Markus is again a part-time visiting researcher at Google.