Academic CV
/focus on research activities/


Present: PhD Finance and Financial Mathematics, Postgraduate research

Finance: Vienna Graduate School of Finance, Vienna, Austria (correspondence address)
contact only directly by e-mail - general: vilimir(.)yordanov(@), administrative: Prof. H. Strasser (supervisor)
Financial Mathematics: academic institutions in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, and the US
Research area: Financial Engineering (Fixed Income, Derivatives, Credit, FX), Global Macro, Asset Management
Research papers: SSRN (under publication process)

2012: Postgraduate Diploma, Banking: University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Committee: Prof. E. Harsev (supervisor/chair), Prof. P. Oresharski, Prof. Tz. Ignatov 
Scientific/Industrial project: Yield Curve and Interest Rate Derivatives (joint with Bulgarian National Bank; focus on Bulgaria and EMs)

2005: MSc Applied Mathematics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Master's thesis: The Bulgarian Yield Curve Dynamics
Supervisor: Prof. L. Minkova

2003: MA Economics, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (US accredited)

Master's thesis: Speculative Stock Market Bubbles, Monetary Policy and Growth
Supervisor: Prof. J. Rostowski  

1999: High School Diploma (combined)

National School of Mathematics: Mathematics track, Sofia, Bulgaria
Activities: Member of the high school representative team for Olympiads and competitions in mathematics (5 out of 60 students)
First English Language School: English Language and Literature, Sofia, Bulgaria 

Work experience:

Industrial: /only the research positions/

2008 - : Project associate (post PhD courses end) 

Responsibilities: Developing and implementing novel methodologies in Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Portfolio Management
Affiliation: Contract projects and consulting with leading financial institutions in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, and the US
Reporting to: Treasury, trading, research & strategy desks

2004 - 2005: Bulgarian National Bank, Trainee, Treasury Department

Responsibilities: Research, Financial Analysis
Reporting to: G. Minassian, Research  project
Reporting to: P. Chobanov, Treasury department rotation (focus on the FX reserves management)

2003 - 2004: DV Asset Management (Vienna Insurance Group), Portfolio Manager

Responsibilities: Portfolio management of fixed income portfolios for the largest Bulgarian institutional investors, Financial markets research
Reporting to: S. Toshev (CEO)

2002: Bulgarian National Bank, Summer intern, Treasury Department

Responsibilities: Research, Financial Analysis
Reporting to: B. Petrov (head of Analysis Division)


2003 - 2005: Sofia University, Faculty of Economics and Business, Researcher

Responsibilities: Lecturing in Statistics and Public Finance, Research
Assistant to: Prof. Tz. Ignatov 

Honors & Merits:


Atanas Burov Foundation, Bulgaria (10 nominees nationwide p.a.)
Open Society Foundation, Bulgaria (10 nominees nationwide p.a.)
George Soros fellowship, USA/Hungary (30 nominees from CEE p.a.)
FWF fellowship, Austria (5 nominees worldwide for PhD studies p.a.)


Bulgarian National Bank Anniversary Fellowship, Bulgaria (1 nominee nationwide p.a., PhD track)


Applied Law, IT

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