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Dr Emmanouil Platanakis

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MEng, MSc, PhD

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Finance


Accounting, Finance and Law

Key Research Interests:

Estimation Risk Management; Portfolio Management and Evaluation; Portfolio Theory; Alternative Investments; Pension Finance

Research Interests

I joined the University of Bath School of Management in October 2017 as an Assistant Professor (Research) of Finance. I hold a PhD in Finance from the ICMA Centre (University of Reading - Henley Business School, UK) as well as an MSc in Mathematics (University of Southampton, UK) and an MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Aristotle University). My research focuses on estimation risk management; portfolio management and evaluation; portfolio theory; optimal asset allocation under parameter ambiguity and higher moments; asset-liability management and modelling; alternative Investments and pension Finance.

My research work has been presented in several international academic conferences such as the FMA, EFMA, BAFA, FEBS, MFS, INFINITI and the World Finance Conference as well as at professional organizations such as the Netspar and the Amundi Asset Management. My work has been published (or accepted for publication) in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Insurance: Mathematics & Economics (ABS: 3, ABDC: A), the British Accounting Review (ABS: 3, ABDC: A) and the European Journal of Finance (ABS:  3, ABDC: B). In addition, I have several working/discussion papers which are currently under revision (or review) in ABS: 3/4 journals.

My research work and doctoral studies have received funding from professional organizations and academic institutions such as the Netspar, the Amundi Asset  Management and the ICMA Centre (University of Reading).

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students - please contact me by email if you have a project proposal or ideas that fit my research interests described above.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Oikonomou, I., Platanakis, E. and Sutcliffe, C. Forthcoming. Socially Responsible Investment Portfolios: Does the Optimization Process Matter?, The British Accounting Review,

Platanakis, E. and Sutcliffe, C. 2017. Asset-liability Modelling and Pension Schemes: The Application of Robust Optimization to USS, The European Journal of Finance, 23 (4): 324-352.

Platanakis, E. and Sutcliffe, C. 2016. Pension Scheme Redesign and Wealth Redistribution Between the Members and Sponsor: The USS Rule Change in October 2011, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 69: 14-28

Other Outputs

Platanakis, E., Sakkas, A. and Sutcliffe, C, 2017. Harmful Diversification: Evidence from Alternative Investments, ICMA Centre Discussion Paper: ICM-2017-09, Presented at: EFMA (2017), INFINITI (2017), FEBS (2017)

Platanakis, E. & Sutcliffe, C, 2017. Pension Schemes, Taxation, and Stakeholder Wealth: The USS Rule Changes, ICMA Centre Discussion Paper: ICM-2017-08   

Platanakis, E., Sakkas, A. and Sutcliffe, C, 2017. Should Portfolio Model Inputs Be Estimated Using One or Two Economic Regimes?, ICMA Centre Discussion Paper: ICM-2017-07