Nicos A. Scordis, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science
PhD, Finance and Insurance Economics, University of South CarolinaMBA, Risk Management, University of GeorgiaBS, Risk and Insurance, Florida State University
I help business students and insurance firms judge consequences that flow from core decisions on value, risk and uncertainty. I have a deep expertise teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and working collaboratively with senior managers of both small and large organizations. I use my practical and conceptual expertise to prudently translate complex relations into easy-to-understand language at the intersection of insurance, risk and finance. This enhances understanding of risk interactions. My expertise results 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 writing for industry and publishing my research in peer-reviewed journals. Examples of my peer-reviewed publications are in the "Journal of Risk and Insurance", "Journal of Insurance Issues", "Journal of Business Ethics" and the "Journal of International Business Studies". 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 firms face. To aid my effectiveness with my students I apply the joint frameworks of UbD and DI. I moderate use of UbD/DI according to my projected class-sizes.

Research Interests

I investigate how insurance firms respond to risk and uncertainty in their evolving operations. My investigation enhances the ability of managers to create sustainable wealth from taking on risk.

Courses Taught

FIN
507
MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN
3311
CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
FIN
4388
DERIVATIVES MARKETS
RMI
EURO
RMI: EUROPE
RMI
204
RISK PRICING METHODS
RMI
205
Strategic Fin Pol For Insurers
RMI
206
Insur & Adv Risk Strategies
RMI
207
Operational Finance For Ins
RMI
208
Global Risk Mgt & Insurance
RMI
209
Property & Liability Insurance
RMI
211
Risk, Insurance & Banking
RMI
212
Applied Research & Writing
RMI
214
RISK FUNDING TOOLS
RMI
500
RISK BASICS
RMI
600
INTRO TO INSURANCE ECONOMICS
RMI
601
RISK MANAGEMENT
RMI
604
RISK PRICING MODELS
RMI
605
STRATEGIC POLICY FOR INSURERS
RMI
612
APPLIED RESEARCH AND WRITING
RMI
614
RISK FUNDING TOOLS
RMI
661
TRADING RISK GLOBAL REINS. MKT
RMI
705
ENTERPRISE RISK POLICY
RMI
2301
PRINCIPLES OF RISK & INSURANCE
RMI
3350
INS LDRSHP IN MKTS & SOCIETY
RMI
3360
CORPORATE RISK MANAGEMENT
RMI
3361
Corporate Risk Strategies

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Scordis, N. (2019). Underwriting, Investing and Value: Evidence from Simulation and from Market Data. Journal of Insurance Issues. vol. 42, pp. 1-36.

Scordis, N., Yoshihiko, Y., Zwick, A., and Ruckner, L. (2014). Principles for Sustainable Insurance: Risk Management and Value. Risk Management and Insurance Review. vol. 17, pp. 265-276.

Scordis, N. (2008). The Impact of Cash Flow Volatility on Systematic Risk. Journal Of Insurance Issues. vol. 31, pp. 43-71.

Schellhorn, C., Scordis, N. A., and Barrese, J. (2002). Insurer's Expansion into Banking: A Look at Operating Returns. Journal Of Insurance Issues. vol. 25, pp. 1-23.

Katrishen, F., and Scordis, N. A. (1998). Scale Economies in the International Insurance Industry. Journal Of International Business Studies. vol. 29, pp. 305-323.

Keywords:
  • Risk
  • Value
  • Liquidity