CV

 Academic CV
/only the research activities/

Education:

2005 - : 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(@)vgsf.ac.at, 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/

2005 - : Project associate 

Responsibilities: Developing and implementing novel methodologies in Fixed Income and Credit Derivatives
Affiliation: Contract projects 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)

Academic: 

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:

Fellowships:

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.)

Honor: 

Bulgarian National Bank Anniversary Fellowship, Bulgaria (8 nominees since 2004, PhD track)

Hobbies:

Legal studies, IT

Full working resume:

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