Sergio Focardi

Sergio Focardi

Visiting Professor, Finance
Office: B-148 (Math Building)
Phone: 631-632-5482


Before joining Stony Brook University as Visiting Professor, Sergio Focardi was Professor of Finance at the French business school EDHEC (Nice).His research interests include the study of factor models of equity prices, explaining and predicting market trends, trend reversals and market crashes, economic models with multiple inflation rates, and financial economics with artificial markets. The underlying theme of his research agenda is economics as a complex system with multiple interacting agents.

Sergio is the author/co-author of  numerous papers that have appeared in major journals and books published by Wiley and the Research Foundation of CFA Institute. Among the latter are the following titles: Investment Management: A Science to Teach or an Art to Learn? (2014), Investment Management after the Global Financial Crisis (2010), Challenges in Quantitative Equity Management (2008), and Trends in Quantitative Finance (2006).  The most recent  CFA Institute monograph Investment Management: A Science to Teach or an Art to Learn? had as its objective to explore the need to rethink how we teach (and practice) investment management following the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Sergio is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Portfolio Management.

An engineer by training, Sergio started his career in scientific computing, where most recently he held the position of Managing Director of the Italian subsidiary of the supercomputer firm Control Data. Sergio was a co-founder of CINEF, a multidisciplinary research center in Econophysics at the University of Genoa (Italy), and of the consulting firm The Intertek Group (Paris), which consults major pension funds and financial institutions.

Sergio holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa and a PhD in Financial Mathematics from the University of Karlsuhe (Germany). 

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