Course Speakers


Ravi Savur

Formerly Global Portfolio Market Risk Manager


Matthias Arnsdorf

Global head of counterparty credit risk quantitative research

JP Morgan

Since 2012 Matthias has been heading the J.P. Morgan  counterparty credit risk quantitative research team globally.

His main responsibilities include the development & support of J.P. Morgan’s suite of credit exposure models which are used for valuation and risk management as well as credit capital. Prior to his work in credit risk, Matthias headed the market risk capital modelling effort in EMEA for two years. Matthias started his career in finance in 2002 as a credit derivatives quantitative researcher at UBS and J.P.Morgan.

Matthias holds a PhD in Quantum Gravity from Imperial College London and has spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen prior to his move to quantitative finance. 

Othmane Islah

Senior quant model development

Natwest Markets

Othmane Islah is currently the Head of Quantitative Research at Quantuply and a senior consultant for Traded Risk Models at Natwest Markets. He was previously a consultant for XVA at Lloyds Banking Group. Before that, he was the Head of Model Validation and Market Risk at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Dmitry Ilchenko

Funding manager/XVA trader


Dmitry Ilchenko manages Funding and Liquidity in ING’s Financial Markets team. He oversees the Bank’s Derivative Funding Framework and looks after collateral funding costs optimisation. His sphere of interests includes optimising FVA, KVA and MVA, managing FVA reserve, dealing with complex collateralised cases and, recently, implementing the MVA concept for both SIMM and CCP models.

Prior to his position at ING, he worked at Deutsche Bank, first as Market Risk Manager covering European Rates and further in CVA desk where he managed the Bank’s CVA and RWA positions.

Andrew Green

Managing Director and XVA Lead Quant


Andrew Green is a Managing Director and lead XVA Quant at Scotiabank in London. He is the author of XVA: Credit, Funding and Capital Valuation Adjustments which is published by Wiley, co-editor of Landmarks in XVA which is published by Risk Books and co-author of a number of technical articles on XVA in recent years.



Ali Najmaie

Director, Financial Resource Management

TD Securities

Ali is currently a Director in the Financial Resource Management group at TD Securities. The group is responsible for measurement and management of xVAs including capital management for TD Securities, where he is also a member of the Global Credit Trading group. Before this position, he was responsible for model development of TD Securities risk model (Counterparty Credit Risk, Market Risk and Stress Testing). Prior to that role, he was at Scotiabank, Oliver Wyman, and Harvard University. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics.

Irina Ursachi

Independent consultant

Irina Ursachi is an independent Risk Management consultant. She has over eight years of experience in the banking industry, managing international projects in various European jurisdictions such as UK, France, and Germany. Her expertise covers the design and specification of business processes as well as the implementation of regulatory requirements, trading systems, and valuation models. Mrs. Ursachi is an active contributor to research projects and publications in the area of Risk Management. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she has worked for the consulting companies d-fine and KPMG. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kaiserslautern.

Assad Bouayoun

Senior XVA Quantitative Consultant

Daiwa Capital Markets

Assad Bouayoun has over 15 years of quantitative analysis experience in investment banking. He is a quantitative finance specialist focusing on total valuation including funding and capital cost, XVA, risk, stress and reverse stress testing.

He was responsible for designing industry standard hedging and pricing systems in equity derivatives during his time in Commerzbank, and had the same responsibility in credit derivatives while working for Credit Agricole, and also in xVA in institutions like Lloyds, RBS and Scotiabank. He lead the modelling team responsible for the research and development of the simulation engines used for exposure computation within HSBC in London. Now he is XVA and Credit Derivative quantitative analyst at Daiwa Capital Market..
During the different projects Assad has undertaken in quantitative finance, he integrated new technologies such as Cloud, GPU and QPU; new design (parallelization using graphs) as well as new numerical methods such as AAD. He also participated to the firmwide data standardization and integration that are essential aspects of the success of these projects. He is also leading an effort to leverage quantum annealing for financial quantitative reverse stress testing.

He holds a MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from Cass Business School and an MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from UTC (University of Technology of Compiegne, France).