Nicos A. Scordis, Ph.D.

PhD, Finance and Insurance Economics, University of South CarolinaMBA, Risk Management, University of GeorgiaBS, Risk and Insurance, Florida State University
I use my conceptual and practical expertise to prudently translate complex relations at the intersection of insurance, risk and finance into easy-to-visualize language. This enhances understanding of the relation among investment risk, underwriting risk and economic capital in the operations of insurers. My expertise has resulted in opportunities to work collaborative with senior management of insurance firms, and in invitations to speak on risk and insurance topics worldwide, including an invitation by the US Congress for expert testimony on financial services integration.

I remain active in research and writing. Examples of my peer-reviewed publications are in the "Journal of Risk and Insurance", "Journal of Insurance Issues", "Journal of Business Ethics". I review regularly research manuscripts submitted to the European division of the Financial Management Association International (FMA), and I am an Associate Editor for the Risk Management and Insurance Review.

Teaching Interests

I engage with students to resolve authentic risk-related challenges insurance firms face. Over the years I have created and taught graduate courses titled "Strategic Financial Policy for Insurers", "Operational Finance for Insurers", "Insurance and Alternative Risk Transfer", "Risk Pricing Modeling". I have also taught courses on derivatives, managerial finance and risk management.

Research Interests

I research how insurance firms respond to risk and uncertainty in their investing and underwriting. An occasional theme in this research is how insurance influences our common welfare. I hold the "John R. Cox/ACE Limited Chair in Risk and Insurance" which significantly supports my research. My publications are available on all major indexes. Thus, below I show my research in progress.

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Journal Articles

Scordis, N. A. Benchmarking Insurance Investments (Work in Progress).

Scordis, N. A. Taking on Market Risk in the Presence of Correlated Background Risk (Work in Progress).

Scordis, N. A. Performative Transparency in Insurance Pricing In Place of "Fair" Pricing (Work in Progress) .