About Me

I am a finance professor at the University of Toronto since 2018. I study the impact of technology on trading, securities exchanges, and asset management, and I try to understand how we can leverage innovation to build better markets. My research was published in leading academic journals such as The Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Financial Markets.

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Interests
  • Securities exchanges
  • Financial technology (FinTech)
  • Asset management
Education
  • PhD in Finance, 2015

    VU University Amsterdam

  • MPhil in Financial Economics, 2012

    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam

  • BA in Finance, 2010

    Bucharest School of Economics

Upcoming talks

Paris December Finance Meeting

In progress

Research funding

SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($49,027)
Technology and Information Supply in Modern Financial Markets (joint with Charles Martineau)
Research Grant ($40,000)
Delegated Asset Manangement in the Digital Age (joint with Clare Célérier and Mariana Khapko)
SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($41,179)
Speed and Market Structure in the Digital Age (joint with Mariana Khapko)
JCJC Young Researcher Grant (€170,000)
MIDAS: Market Design in the Digital Age

Honours and awards

Best paper semifinalist (Microstructure)
Awarded for The Value of ETF Liquidity project.
Josseph de la Vega Award Runner-up
Annual award for outstanding research on securities markets in Europe. Awarded for Liquid Speed: A Micro-burst Fee for Low-Latency Exchanges.
Outstanding Paper in Investments
Awarded for Crowded Analyst Coverage.
Best Paper Runner-Up
Awarded for Smart Settlement.
Josseph de la Vega Award Winner
Annual award for outstanding research on securities markets in Europe. Awarded for Speed and Learning in High-Frequency Batch Auctions.
Outstanding Paper in Investments
Awarded for Need for Speed? Exchange Latency and Liquidity.

Public debate

Comment on the launch of VanEck Bitcoin ETF
Comment on IEX’s D-Limit Order Proposal

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