Academic CV
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Present: PhD Finance and Financial Mathematics, Postgraduate research

Finance: Vienna Graduate School of Finance, Vienna, Austria (correspondence address)
contact: only direct by e-mail - vilimir (.) yordanov (@)
Financial Mathematics: academic institutions in Austria, Bulgaria, and Germany
Research area: Financial Engineering (Fixed Income, Credit, FX, Equity, Cross-Asset; Derivatives; Market Microstructure; AI), Markets/Macro Strategy, Asset Management, and Statistics & Stochastic Analysis; preprints

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; local/EMs focus (in Bulgarian))

2005: MSc Applied Mathematics & Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence (double degree1), Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Master's thesis: The Bulgarian Yield Curve Dynamics (Applied Mathematics)
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 (double degree)

National School of Mathematics and Science: 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: /research-related positions listed/

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 local/global financial institutions
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.)
5th International Olympiad in Mathematics (university students), Honorable Mention, Sofia University team – qualified for participation as a non-maths student


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


Applied Law, IT


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1 AI - full credits/coursework (ABD), postgrad. research support.