John Cotter is Professor of Finance and the Chair in Quantitative Finance at University College Dublin.  He is a Research Fellow at the UCLA Ziman Research Center for Real Estate.  John has previously had visiting positions at UCLA, London School of Economics, Yale University, University of British Columbia and ESSEC Business School.


John’s research, teaching and consultancy interests are in the areas of risk management and investment analysis with applications in equity, currency, derivative, fixed income and real estate markets.  He has taught extensively on undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes on national and international programmes.  John has been awarded an Outstanding Educator Teaching Award at UCD.


John has published many professional papers including in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of International Money and Finance.  John is Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and the European Journal of Finance.


John is the Director of the Financial Mathematics Computation Research Cluster (FMC2) a multi-university cross-discipline research body in Finance. He has received many research grants including being a Principal Investigator in the Valuation and Risk Strategic Partnership Programme funded by Science Foundation Ireland.


John is a member of the Group of Economic Advisers for the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), the supra-national supervisor of European financial markets. John has consulted for many organizations both in and outside Ireland.  He has also served as an expert witness in several financial cases.