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Alexander Braun, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Risk Management, University of St. Gallen

Alexander Braun is Member of the Executive Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) and Adjunct Professor of Risk Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Before joining HSG, he worked in the Capital Markets Division of Lehman Brothers in London. Mr. Braun studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and Monash University (Australia). In addition, he obtained a Ph.D. in Finance at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he was also awarded the Venia Legendi. During his doctoral and postdoctoral phase, he spent time at the University of Michigan (USA) and the University of Essex (UK). Overall, he looks back on more than 10 years of combined scholarly and practical experience in risk management, insurance, and the financial markets.

The main research areas of Mr. Braun comprise Natural Catastrophe Risk, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), and InsurTech. Moreover, he has worked on topics in the fields of asset pricing, asset management, insurance economics, as well as financial regulation. Mr. Braun has published in renowned scientific journals such as the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance. In addition, he regularly presents at worldwide academic conferences in his field, has been an invited moderator, panelist, and keynote speaker at various professional industry events, and made numerous media apperances. His research and teaching activities have been awarded, amongst others, by the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA), and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Mr. Braun serves as a referee for over 30 different scholarly journals. For further information please refer to