Andreas D. Christopoulos

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Yeshiva University and CEO of WOTN

Andreas D. Christopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business and the Director of the Real Estate Program. He was previously a Visiting Professor of Finance and Real Estate at University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and the University of Scranton. 

Dr. Christopoulos has two decades of experience in the securitization market, focusing on commercial real estate debt and derivatives such as CMBS and CRE CDOs. He began his career at Lehman Brothers and has held leadership positions as the Head of CMBS Research for Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Head of CMBS Risk for Nomura Securities, where he successfully managed the credit, liquidity and market risks of a $3 billion portfolio of CRE securities, CRE loans and derivative hedges. 

His research focuses on asset pricing and valuation of securitized products and their microstructure and the development of synthetic measures of risk and value for CRE and structured products. He has published 5 peer‐reviewed articles, and a US patent, focusing on CMBS risk in leading academic journals and has given talks at national academic conferences and to leaders in the securitization industry in both the private sector and government. 

In addition, Dr. Christopoulos is also the Chief Executive Officer of WOTN, which he co-founded in 2002 with Robert A. Jarrow, Cornell University, and Trepp with the objective of enhancing risk transparency in structured finance. Recently, WOTN has applied advanced computational techniques to its patented technology to reduce computation times of risk partitions and fair value measures for the CMBS Universe from 8 hours (daily) to 15-second intervals (intraday). 

Dr. Christopoulos received his B.A. from Vassar College, his M.B.A. from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in Finance from Rutgers University in 2014.