Christopher Culp

Christopher Culp

Adjunct Fellow, Adviser to CEI's Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Mr. Culp is a Senior Advisor with Compass Lexecon, Managing Director of Risk Management Consulting Services, Inc., Professor for Insurance at Universität Bern in the Institut für Finanzmanagement, and an Adjunct Fellow in Financial Regulation with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. From 1998 through 2013, Dr. Culp was an adjunct faculty member at The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He teaches or has taught graduate-level courses on derivatives, financial instruments, insurance, investments, and structured finance, and he provides advisory consulting services and testimonial expertise in these same areas.

Mr. Culp is the author of four books – Structured Finance & Insurance (Wiley, 2006), Risk Transfer: Derivatives in Theory & Practice (Wiley, 2004), The ART of Risk Management (Wiley, 2002), and The Risk Management Process (Wiley, 2001) – and the co-editor of two books – Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Consequences of the Failure of Enron and Other Major Corporations (Wiley, 2003; co-edited with William Niskanen), and Corporate Hedging in Theory & Practice (Risk Books, 1999; co-edited with Merton Miller). He has published numerous articles, and is on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Structured Finance, and Futures Industry magazine (published by the Futures Industry Association), and he is a Charter Member of Risk Who’s Who. He was previously a member of the editorial advisory boards of Derivatives Quarterly and the Journal of Risk Finance.

Culp has worked previously as a Senior Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in the Department of Supervision and Regulation, a Research Economist at GT Management (Asia) Ltd. (then a division of LGT Bank in Liechtenstein), a Trading Strategist at TradeLink LLC, and a Principal at Chicago Partners LLC.

Mr. Culp holds a Ph.D. (with a concentration in finance) from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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